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Kent County Council (Tunbridge Wells)

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Unpublished indexes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

Tunbridge Wells Library
Mount Pleasant
Tunbridge Wells
Tel: 01892 522352
Fax: 01892 514657

Opening hours:

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

Other Libraries:

Southborough Library
Yew Tree Road
Tunbridge Wells
Tel: 01892 529808
Fax: 01892 540442
(Enquiries about Southborough only)

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? -

Provided by local Record Office? Centre for Kentish Studies

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. Area covered by Tunbridge Wells Borough

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kent: 1792-1938 (some years missing): microfiche; 1871, 1882, 1891, 1934, 1938: hard copy

6(b) City and Town Directories

Tunbridge Wells: 1868 and 1886-1974 (some years missing)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Tunbridge Wells residential 1970 to date
Tunbridge Wells Yellow Pages 1977 to date
All current (residential and Yellow Pages) for UK

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Tunbridge Wells 1971 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Sussex: 1820
Kent: 1791 and 1734
West Kent: 1865

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition on microfiche for Kent and Sussex

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

Microfilm: Benenden, Bidborough, Cranbrook, Frittenden, Goudhurst St Mary, Hawkhurst St Lawrence, Lamberhurst, Langton Green, Paddock Wood, Pembury, Penshurst, Rusthall, Southborough St Matthews, Tudley, Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity, Tunbridge Wells King Charles the Martyr
Transcripts: Brenchley, Tudley
~See additional page for coverage - not attached$

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Kent Life 1962-
Kent Post 1974-
Bygone Kent 1979-
Kent Family History Society Gazette 1974-
Tunbridge Wells Family History Magazine

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Local newspapers 1837 to date
Woodbury Park Burial Register (microfiche)
Local historical map collection, Tunbridge Wells area only
Local photographic collection (1890s -)

14. Guides to Collections

Pamphlets serving as an introduction to the collection available on request

15. Local Record Offices

Centre for Kentish Studies
County Hall
ME14 1XQ
Tel: 0622 694363
Fax: 0622 694379

Other information

Readers are advised to write or telephone in advance, especially if requiring use of material on microfilm