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More unique Kent parish records join Findmypast

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By Liam Kelly

24 April 2020
Findmypast new records

Explore millions of new baptism, marriage and burial records that you won’t find on other family history sites.

Here's what's new this week on Findmypast, including over 1.2 million Kent parish records. They join what's already the largest collection of UK parish records available online.

Over 490,000 new records covering 71 parishes have been added to our Kent baptismal collection. Baptism records can reveal excellent details for your family tree including:

  • Your ancestors' names
  • Their birth and baptism dates
  • Their parents’ names
  • Their parents’ occupations
  • Where they were baptised
  • Their religious denominations

The records consist of transcriptions of the original baptism record.

Findmypast parish records

For all of this week's Kent additions, check the parish list for details of the new parishes and time frames covered.

Once you’ve found your ancestor's baptism record, it's time to find their marriage. To help with this, we've added over 360,000 additional transcripts of marriage records to our Kent parish collection. Marriage records can reveal even more details for growing your family tree including:

  • Your ancestors’ names
  • Their age and birth year
  • Their marriage date
  • Spouse’s names
  • Where they were married
  • Where they lived
  • Their father’s names and occupations
  • Witness names for both bride and groom

70 new parishes have been added to this record set.

The Kent Collection is rounded-off with brand new burial records from 54 parishes across the county, over 378,000 of them. Burial records provide details on the final resting place of your ancestors including:

  • Their names
  • Their birth, death and burial dates
  • Their ages when they died
  • Their occupations
  • Where they were buried
  • Their religious denominations

All of the latest additions to our Kent parish record collection have been provided by our partners at Medway Archives. When combined with the rest of our comprehensive resources for the county, there is no better place to explore Kent ancestry online.

If our Kent records have unlocked new chapters in your family's story, we'd love to hear about them. Reach out to us on social media using #WhereWillYourPastTakeYou?

Our newspaper collection continues to grow every week. This week, we have added 68,516 brand new pages, including one new title. The new paper covers British colonial governance in India:

  • Bombay Gazette from 1792, 1813-1814, 1816-1841, 1850-1856, 1858 and 1860-1868

As well as that, the following five papers have had more pages added from the listed years:

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Join Alex for a look at our new parish records, life on the home front and some unusual advertisements found in our newspaper collection. QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Have you taken comfort in the stories of your ancestors or family members during these uncertain times? If so, tell us why.

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