Family History Societies - Huntingdonshire to Kent

This section lists county associations from Huntingdonshire to Kent providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire FHS:

Address:

Mrs Caroline Kesseler
c/o HFHS
42 Crowhill
Godmanchester
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 2NR

E-Mail:

secretary@huntsfhs.org.uk

Information:

Founded in 1985, Huntingdonshire Family History Society was formed with the purpose of helping people to find out more about their genealogy.

Huntingdonshire became part of a larger Cambridgeshire due to the county reorganisation in 1974.  Information about the parishes of Huntingdonshire is available on the site.

They have a number of publications available for sale, which include:

  • Census Returns
  • Huntingdonshire Strays
  • Maps
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Registers
  • Union Workhouse Births & Deaths
Website:
http://www.huntsfhs.org.uk


Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight FHS:

Address:

Mrs D J Hayter
c/o IOWFHS
1 Winchester Close
Carisbrooke
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 1DR

E-Mail:

secretary@isle-of-wight-fhs.org.uk

Information:

Isle of Wight Family History Society was formed to help people who wish to search for their ancestors.

People who live on the island, but whose relatives came from elsewhere, are also welcome as members.

They have numerous databases on the site, which incorporate

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths 1837-2010
  • IWFHS Churches, Chapels and Cemeteries
  • IWRO Burial Cards (Password required)
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Pedigrees
  • War Memorials

They also have a resource centre where many archives are available, including:

  • Census Indexes
  • Criminal Register Index
  • Griffith's Valuation of Ireland 1848 -1864
  • Irish Wills 1484-1858
  • Kelly's Directory Isle of Wight 1915
  • Marriage Indexes
  • National Burials Index
  • North & East Riding of Yorkshire Trade Directory 1872
  • Vicar General Marriage License's 1694 -1850
  • Trade Directories
Website:
http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk


Kent

Folkestone and District FHS:

Address:

Mrs Janet Powell
c/o FADFHS
Brockletts
Bower Road
Mersham
Ashford
Kent
TN25 6NN

E-Mail:

secretary@folkfhs.org.uk

Information:

The association was founded in 1976.

Folkestone and District Genealogical Society promotes and encourages the study of genealogy.

The association offers help and guidance to members who have ancestors from the area, but also offers help to those who have ancestors from other places.  

You do not have to be an experienced genealogist in order to join the association.

For more details of parishes covered by the group, please visit their site.

They also have a resource centre, where numerous archives are accessible, which include:

  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Genealogies
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Registers

In addition, they have some publications for sale, which incorporate:

  • Census Indexes
  • Coroners' Inquisitions: Dover & The Isle of Thanet, 1802-1864
  • Elham Union Workhouse: Admissions & Discharges 1836, 1839-1841
  • Hythe Freemen 1705 - 1874
  • Hythe Voters 1830
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Romney Marsh Union Workhouse: Index of Births & Deaths 1836-1914
  • Sandgate Dispensary Casebook 1844-1858
  • War Memorials
Website:
http://www.folkfhs.org.uk


Kent FHS:

Address(Chairman):

KFHS
Mr David Wood
32 Laburnham Lane
Sturry
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 0LT

E-Mail:

chairman@kfhs.org.uk

Information:

Kent Family History Society was founded in 1974 and has a membership of approximately 3200 Worldwide. One of their aims is to help members research their genealogy.

They hold meetings in Ashford, Canterbury, Deal, Maidstone, Medway (Strood) and Thanet (Birchington). The association has a branch in New Zealand and also has an on-line 'Global Branch'.

They have numerous publications for sale:

  • Censuses
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Maps
  • Marriage Licences issued from Canterbury
  • Parish Registers
  • Poor Law Records

They also have a research library and have many archives available, which incorporate:

  • Genealogies
  • Military Resources
  • Reference Books
Website:
http://www.kfhs.org.uk/


North West Kent FHS:

Address:

Ms Stella Eames
c/o NWKFHS
12 Spring Gardens
Chelsfield
Orpington
Kent
BR6 6HJ

E-Mail:

secretary@nwkfhs.org.uk

Information:

Founded in 1978, the North West Kent Family History Society aids and encourages the study of genealogy, specifically in the areas of South East London and North West Kent. It currently has around 1400 members.

They have some databases on the site, which include:

  • Articles regarding Prominent Families
  • Bromley area 1861 Census Index
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Land Deeds and Documents Index

Some publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Census Indexes
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcripts
Website:
http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk


Tunbridge Wells FHS:

The society ceased operation on 31st December 2016 and the area covered by TWFHS will now be covered by North West Kent FHS.

Website:
http://www.tunwells-fhs.co.uk


Woolwich and District FHS:

Address:

Sue Highley
c/o WADFHS
121 Crofton Road
Bexley
Kent
DA5 3AU

Address(Meetings):

Shrewsbury House
Bushmoor Cres
Shooter's Hill
SE18

E-Mail:

suhiwfhs@tiscali.co.uk

Information:

The parishes of Greenwich, Woolwich, Charlton, Plumstead, Eltham, Welling, Bexleyheath and Crayford are covered by Woolwich and District Genealogical Society.

Website:
http://www.woolwichfhs.org.uk