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Kent County Council (Sheerness)

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Unpublished indexes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

Sheerness Library
Russell Street
ME12 1PL
Tel: 01795 662618
Fax: 01795 583035
Contact: Lois Pratt

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1800
Tuesday: 0930-1800
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 0930-1900
Friday: 0930-1800
Saturday: 0930-1600

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: 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 Minster-in-Sheppey, Queenborough, Sheerness, Eastchurch, Warden, Leysdown, Harty, Elmley
1881 Census Name Index Kent (microfilm)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kent 1799-1938

6(b) City and Town Directories

Local directories: 1901, 1904/5, 1915, 1922, 1936, 1938, 1953, 1954, 1962, 1964, 1966

6(c) Telephone Directories

Current edition only

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1970 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Photocopies of early Kent Poll books dated 1734, 1754, 1790, 1852, 1857, 1863, 1865, 1868

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Comprehensive index to 2 local newspapers 1988 to date,
Partial index from start of Sheerness Guardian (1858) and Sheerness Times (1868) (now Sheerness Times Guardian (Sept 1939 to date)
Index to Sheppey Cemetary records Vol 1 12 April 1857 to 26 September 1869

10. Parish Registers

Microfilm copies of parish registers:
Holy Trinity, Sheerness
St Paul's, Sheerness
Holy Trinity, Queenborough
Elmley, St James

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Bygone Kent

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

14. Guides to Collections

Guide to Local Studies Collection.

15. Local Record Offices

Centre for Kentish Studies
Sessions House
County Hall
ME14 1XQ
Tel: 01622 694363
Fax: 01622 694379

Other information