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Records for mid and south Kent are held at the Kent History Centre - see below for contact details

Records for north west Kent are held at the Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre - see below for contact details

Parish records for east Kent and records for the Canterbury area (City Council records, business records, etc) are held at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives - see below for contact details

Other records (school, local authority, estates, etc.) for east Kent are held at the Kent History Centre - see below for contact details

Records for those former parts of Kent that are now within metropolitan London boroughs (i.e. within Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich or Lewisham) are held at the London Metropolitan Archives

   
   
   
  KENT HISTORY CENTRE
  managed by Kent County Council
   
  CONTACT
  Address Kent History and Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ
  Telephone (08458) 247200
  E-Mail historyandlibrarycentre@kent.gov.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Location, travel and opening hours page
  Entry Access member of CARN readers ticket scheme
  Visiting Guide see downloadable PDF New User Guide
  Directions see Location, travel and opening hours page
  Postal Research fee based service provided - see Starting Your Research page
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see Brief Guide to Collections (a PDF document) within the record office's website
  Online Catalogue see Kent Archives Services Online Catalogue (shared with the Canterbury Cathedral Archives and the East Kent Archives)
    see National Archives Access to Archives  web site 
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying staff only for permitted documents - 50p per copy
  Repro Services photographic reproduction service available - see Copying Services and Charges (PDF document) for details
  Own Photos permitted - daily charge of £10
  Microform microform reader-printer available - 50p per A4 printout
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content adequate on both visiting the centre and the centre's holdings
  Navigation not as clear as it could be - mixture of web pages and PDF documents
   
   
   
  MEDWAY ARCHIVES & LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE
  managed by Medway Council
   
  CONTACT
  Address Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Civic Centre, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4AU
  Telephone (01634) 332714
  E-Mail malsc@medway.gov.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Visiting the Archives page within the record office's website
  Entry Access member of CARN readers ticket scheme
  Visiting Guide see Searchroom Rules page within the record office's website
  Directions see streetmap in the site's Visiting the Archives page
  Postal Research limited to 20 minutes per customer
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Online Images see Medway Ancestors page for online access to images of original parish registers held in the custody the Medway Archives
  Online Catalogue see CityArk page for online access to the record office's catalogue
    see National Archives Access to Archives  web site 
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying staff only for permitted documents - 50p per A4 copy, 75p per A3 copy
  Repro Services photographic reproduction service available - contact record office for details
  Own Photos permitted - use of flash at staff discretion - tripods allowed - £3.90 charge plus 50p per photograph taken
  Microform self service microform reader printer available - 30p per A4 printout, 50p per A3 printout
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content comprehensive on both visiting the record office and its contents - includes extensive information on parish registers
  Navigation satisfactory
   
   
   
   
  CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL ARCHIVES
  managed jointly by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury and Kent County Council 
   
  NOTE: The parish registers from the catherdral's collection can now be viewed online at the Find My Past subscription site
   
  CONTACT
  Address Canterbury Cathedral Archives, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EH
  Telephone (01227) 865330
  E-Mail archives@canterbury-cathedral.org
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Opening Hours within the Visiting the Archives page on the record office's web site
  Entry Access member of CARN readers ticket scheme
  Visiting Guide see Visiting the Archives page 
  Directions see Find Your Way page within the record office's web site
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see Collections page within the record office's website
  Online Catalogue see Kent Archives Services Online Catalogue (shared with the Kent History Centre Archives and the East Kent Archives)
    see National Archives Access to Archives  web site 
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying staff only for permitted documents - see Copying Services and Charges for costs
  Repro Services photographic and scanning reproduction services available - see Copying Services and Charges for details
  Own Photos not permitted
  Microform microform reader-printer available - 50p per A4 printout, £1 per A3 printout
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content fairly limited information provided on visiting the record office and its holdings
  Navigation satisfactory
   
   
 
This page last updated: 1 October 2013