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Kent County Council (Sittingbourne)

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Unpublished indexes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

Sittingbourne Library
Central Avenue
ME10 4AH
Tel: 01795 476545 / 477041
Fax: 01795 428376
Contact: Sue Samson

Opening hours:

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

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: 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

Swale area: 1841-1891

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kent 1792-1938 (microfiche)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Sittingbourne and Milton 1908, 1926, 1963, 1965-6

6(c) Telephone Directories

Local 1982 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Sittingbourne area 1960 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Extract from Kent Poll Book 1852: Sittingbourne area

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Index to East Kent Gazette.1959 to date
Some indexes to parish registers - Sittingbourne area
Indexes to 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 Census (Milton Registration District)
1881 Census index for Kent (microfiche)

10. Parish Registers

Microfilm copies of parish registers for Sittingbourne area

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Journal of Kent History 1978-
Family Tree 1991-
Bygone Kent 1979-
Kent Family History Society Journal 1983-
Topsail 1975-
Kent Archaeological Review 1965-
Kent Life 1962-1996
Archaeologia Cantiana

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

14. Guides to Collections

Local Studies Collection Guide

15. Local Record Offices

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

Other information