2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources|
Tel: 01732 453118
Fax: 01732 742682
Contact: Andrew Lister
3. Research Service
No. Half an hour per enquiry It is necessary to make an appointment to use archival material, e.g. Title deeds, Sevenoaks Union Workhouse Records
Provided by local Record Office?
Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone. £12 per half hour
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages
Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.
5. Census returns
Sevenoaks district 1841-1891. Microfilm
Bromley and ?Dartford Registration Districts 1851 only. Microfilm
6(a) County and Regional Directories
Kelly's Directory of Kent 1891-1938 (pt); in book format: 1891, 1918, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1934, 1938
Kelly's Directory of Surrey 1927
Kelly's Directory of Kent, Surrey and Sussex 1924, 1927, 1930, 1934
Post Office Directory of Kent 1845-1838 (Kelly's Directory of Kent)
Universal British Directory (Kent section) 1792
Pigot's London and Provincial Directory (Kent) 1828-9, 1832-4, 1840
6(b) City and Town Directories
Local (i.e. Sevenoaks)
(Salmon's) Sevenoaks Directories 1903-4 - 1968 (some gaps). (pt)
Regency Directory Sevenoaks 1966-7, 1968-9
Sevenoaks Almanack 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908
Sevenoaks Telegraph Calendar 1901, 1909, 1911, 1914
6(c) Telephone Directories
7. Electoral registers and polls books
7(a) Electoral Registers
For Sevenoaks area 1912 onwards (pt) with some gaps in stock.
(Polling districts included vary due to boundary changes, e.g. at 1974 local government reorganisation)
7(b) Poll Books
West Kent Poll Books for the years 1835, 1837, 1847, 1865
8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
9. Unpublished Indexes
Parishes indexed for 1851 census: Brasted, Kemsing, Otford, Riverhead, Seal, Sevenoaks, Sundridge, Westerham
Index to Sevenoaks: St Nicholas Baptisms Register 1813-1855
Index (people and places) to Gordon Ward Notebooks
10. Parish Registers
Available in 3 formats: transcript form, microfilm, microfiche.
Covers most (but not all) parishes within a 12 mile radius of Sevenoaks.
Further details available at Sevenoaks Library.
11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)
Journal of Kent History
North West Kent Family History Society Journal
12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material
13. Other material
Monumental Inscriptions: Brasted, Crockenhill, Darenth, Dunton Green, Eynsford, Halstead, Kemsing, Mark Beech, Ide Hill, Westerham.
Gordon Ward Notebooks: 32 boxes comprising over 100 volumes in total on a range of subjects, e.g. antiquities, Knole, Chevening, ? subsidies, wills.
Newspapers: Sevenoaks Chronicle 1881-date (pt), Westerham Herald 1882-1935, Sevenoaks News 1935-1981
14. Guides to Collections
15. Local Record Offices
Centre for Kentish Studies
Tel: 01622 694363
Fax: 01622 694379
The Archives Collection is separate to the Local Studies Collection (appointment necessary). Local studies material only requires an appointment if reader wishes to use the microfilm reader/printer to view material held on microfilm (e.g. parish registers, census returns, newspapers).