Researching in Kent

Helen V. Smith
May 3, 2024
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Speaker's Introduction
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Archives and Societies
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Parish Registers
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Poor Relief
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Other Useful Sites
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Kent, known as the Garden of England, has a wealth of genealogical records but locating those records can take some investigation, with records divided between at least three archives. Then, some parishes that were formally in Kent were absorbed into Greater London, adding another four archives into the mix. Genealogical research can be done knowing when and where the records can be accessed.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Helen has been researching her family since 1986 with research in Australia, England, Wales and Ireland. She is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and Google the Genealogist’s Friend and has written for a
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  1. BB
    Barbara Brown
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent presentation. Helen has an amazing depth of knowledge and I am so thankful that she was prepared to share it with us. This presentation made joining Legacy Webinars well worth. Thanks so much! Cheers Barb

  2. MC
    Maria Capaldi
    3 weeks ago

    Thanks, Helen this was very informative!

  3. DS
    Debra Scouten
    3 weeks ago

    Comprehensive information was given for County Kent. It was a great presentation. I am going to County Kent in September and this information will help me greatly.

  4. MD
    Marilyn Davis
    3 weeks ago

    So much useful information, so clearly and well presented, all backed up with an extensive handout from an extremely knowledgeable genealogist! Thanks so much Helen!

  5. AC
    Adria Cummings
    3 weeks ago

    A plethora of information. It will keep you busy researching for years to come! She does an EXCELLENT presentation.

  6. DP
    Diana P Enser
    3 weeks ago

    Very interesting. Lots of useful tips on what information is to be found where.

  7. BE
    Barbara Elliott
    3 weeks ago

    I’m researching in Folkestone, Kent and this webinar has been very helpful in knowing what’s available. Well worth the time spent today.

  8. JF
    Jean Foster
    3 weeks ago

    Very good Helen packed a lot of information in a short time. I will need to really read the handout which is very good. Thank you for a very interesting webinar.


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