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Kent County Council (Ashford)

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.kent.gov.uk/e&l/artslib/coutser.html
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): KEN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Ashford Library
Church Road
Kent TN23 1QX
Tel: 01233 620649
Fax: 01233 620295
Email: ashford.library@kent.gov.uk
Contact: Local Studies Librarian

Opening hours:

Mon: 0930-1800
Tues: 0930-1800
Wed: 0930-1700
Thurs: 0930-1800
Fri: 0900-1900
Sat: 0900-1700

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? First 30 minutes free

Provided by local Record Office? Also by Centre for Kentish Studies, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, East Kent Archives Centre
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations RG Indexes not held

5. Census returns

1841-1901 for Ashford borough. Some name indexes available.

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

County: microfiche: 1792-1938
Hard copy: 1874, 1878, 1887,1891,1895,1899,1905,1909,1911,1922,1927,1930,1934,1938

6(b) City and Town Directories

Ashford 1791-1970

6(c) Telephone Directories

Canterbury 1969-date
Tunbrdge Wells 1968-date
Yellow Pages 1979-date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Electoral registers: 1966-71

7(b) Poll Books

Microfiche:1734, 1754,1802, 1818, 1830, 1832,1837, 1852, 1857, 1859, 1865, 1868,
Hard copy: 1790, 1835, 1837, 1847, 1852, 1863, 1865

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Microfiche: Kent 1992

9. Unpublished Indexes

10. Parish Registers

Microfiche: Ashford borough 1538-1978 (incomplete, check for holdings)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Archaologia Cantiana
Bygone Kent
Family Tree Magazine
Journal of Kent History
Kent Family History Society Journal

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Railway Collection: one ot the largest collections of railway material in any public library in the country. No staff records, however, are listed.

14. Guides to Collections

Guide to the Local Studies Collection
Guide to the Railway Collection

15. Local Record Offices

Local Record Offices:
Centre for Kentish Studies
County Hall
Kent ME14 1XQ
Tel: 01622 694363
Fax: 01622 694379

Canterbury Cathedral & City Archives
The Precincts
Kent CT1 2EH
01227 865330
01227 865222

East Kent Archives Centre
Enterprise Zone
Honeywood Rd
Kent CT1 3EH
Tel: 01304 829306
Fax: 01304 820783

Other information