Findmypast Weekly Update

This week the focus is on Kent, the Garden of England.

Kent electoral registers, 1570-1907
Documenting both parliamentary and local voters, the collection contains 4,678,563 transcripts with the name, address, nature of the qualification to vote, and the period during which each individual is entitled to vote.  The record types transcribed include oath rolls, burgess rolls, freeman certificates, and jury service lists as well as voters registers

The original registers are held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone and have been available at FamilySearch for some years.

Kent Burials
The additions to this expansive Kent Burials collection, now 3,032,823 records, are information on 16,013 burials that took place in Watling Street Cemetery in Dartford. They cover the period 1855 to 1934.

Sadly none of the three Reids included are in the branch of my Reid family that lived in the area.

The transcriptions were by the North West Kent Family History Society.

Findmypast has nearly 15 million Kent records in 16 titles, plus over 16 million articles in Kent newspapers. Ancestry has 6.6 million Kent records.

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