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Kent County Council (Dover)

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Unpublished indexes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

Dover Library
Maison Dieu House
Biggin Street
CT16 1DW
Tel: 01304 204241
Fax: 01304 225914
Contact: Mrs P. Godfrey

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1200
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: 0930-1300; 1400-1700
Saturday: 0930-1300
(Opening hours for Local Studies Room)

Other Libraries:

Deal Library
Broad Street
CT14 6ER
Tel: 01304 372984 / 374726
Fax: 01304 380821
Sandwich Library
Market Street
CT13 9DA
Tel: 01304-613819
Fax: 01304-614580

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes (first 30 minutes free then charges apply)

Provided by local Record Office? Yes
Contact: Centre for Kentish Studies, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ Tel: 01622-694363

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations None

5. Census returns

1841-1891 returns for Dover District Council area held at Dover and Deal libraries
1851 microfiche name indexes for most Dover District parishes at Dover Library
1881 Kent census name index at Dover Library
Manuscript returns for 1801, 1811, 1821 censuses at Deal Library

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kent directories 1792-1938 (mostly microfiche).

6(b) City and Town Directories

At Dover library: Dover directories 1889-1971 (a few early years missing)
At Deal library: Deal directories 1898-1957, 1966-68

6(c) Telephone Directories

Current edition only

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

At Dover library: 1848-1882 (some missing), 1927, 1934, 1935, 1937; 1946 to date for Dover; 1961 to date for villages.
At Deal library: 1954 to date for Deal

7(b) Poll Books

At Dover library:
Kent Poll Books 1734-1868 (some years missing)
Dover Poll Books 1826-71 (some years missing); 1808-1825 microfiche
At Deal library:
Kent Poll Book 1863
Deal Poll Books 1754, 1802, 1837, 1865, 1868

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1984 edition on microfiche at Dover library

9. Unpublished Indexes

At Dover library: local newspaper cuttings card index
At Deal library: local newspaper cuttings card index; Mining collection index

10. Parish Registers

Microform and transcript copies available for Dover District parishes

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

At Dover & Deal:
Kent Family History Society Journal 1974 to date (Deal from 1979)
Bygone Kent. October 1979 to date
Archaeologia Cantiana 1858 to date
At Dover only: Dover Society Newsletter 1988 to date
At Deal only: Deal Society Magazine 1971-1993

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

At Dover library:(microfiche copies)
Freemen's Rolls from 1601
Almshouse accounts 1588-1621
Apprentices indentures 1601-76, 1790-1892
Quarter Sessions jurors 1841-1897
Debtors Court books 1782-1855
Debtors prison letter books 1814-1855
Dover Hundred Court Books 1646-1716
Papillon's Charity Trustees minutes 1863-93
At Deal library:
Property titles, Beach Street 1661-
Property titles, Middle Street 1750-
St Leonards, Deal Settlement Accounts 1701-86
Memorial inscriptions in North & East Barracks
Deal Cemetery Memorial Inscriptions
Deal Cemetery Index to burial register 1856-1948

14. Guides to Collections

Local Studies Collection Guide

15. Local Record Offices

East Kent Archives Centre
Enterprise Zone
Honeywood Road
CT16 3EH
Tel: 01304-829306
Fax: 01304-820783

Other information