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Kent County Council (Herne Bay)

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Unpublished indexes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

Herne Bay Library
124 High Street
Herne Bay
Tel: 01227 374896
Fax: 01227 741582
Contact:Sylvia McKean

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1800
Tuesday: 0930-1800
Wednesday: 0930-1300
Thursday: 0930-1800
Friday: 0930-1900
Saturday: 0900-1700

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

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

Provided by local Record Office? Yes
Contact:Canterbury Cathedral Archives, The Precincts, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury CT1 2EH Tel: 01227-865330

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

Herne Bay area 1841-1891
Note: the 1841 returns for Reculver are missing at the PRO so the library has only from 1851-91

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kent directories 1792-1938 (microfiche).

6(b) City and Town Directories

Directories for Canterbury (including Herne Bay)1889-1940 (microfiche); 1936-40
Directories for Herne Bay 1892-1900

6(c) Telephone Directories

Current edition only

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Herne Bay 1966 to date

7(b) Poll Books

East Kent 1832

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

Reculver register (microfilm)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Archaeologia Cantiana

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Canterbury Cathedral Archives
The Precincts
Tel: 01227 865330
Fax: 01227 865222

Other information