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Saturday, 7 May 2011

British History Online, two new Free record collections. Free Searchable Indexes for Marden Kent. Cemetery Records, NWKFHS.

British History Online. New Records.

Two new major collections have been added to the website. Hearth Tax records for 1662 - 66 for London, Westminster and Middlesex. Some 60,000 names are listed. You can search the indexes here Hearth Tax records

There are also records of the Court of Common Pleas for the period 1399-1500  (If you are lucky enough to be back to that period). 

The information given on the site about these records is  "The records of this central common law court for the fifteenth century; records held by The National Archives with the class of CP40. Hitherto unpublished, the database was first produced as part of the AHRC-funded 'Londoners and the Law' project (AHRC AR119247). It was further augmented by the 'London women and the economy before and after the Black Death." You can search here  Court of common pleas

For anyone not familiar with British History Online it is a digital library "containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research". It is free to use and a great resource.

Marden Kent. Free searchable Indexes for Births, Marriages and Burials.

The Marden Heritage Centre has won the Family History Monthly magazine Archive of the Year 2010. If you have ancestors who lived in the Marden area they have a free searchable index of St Michael's and All Angels Church. The Indexes gives dates of baptism, marriage of burial. In the case of marriages both the groom and brides name is given.
You can search here Marden Indexes You can if you wish order Full Transcriptions or copies of the record. See Research for how to order and costs.
NWKFHS Cemetery Records. Bexleyheath, Dartford East Hill and Watling Street, Stone and Swanscombe.
North West Kent FHS has published several CDs containing the original copies of a number of cemeteries in NW Kent and South East London. Bexleyheath Cemetery,  Burial Registers & indexes 1879-1943; East Hill & Watling St Cemeteries, Dartford, Burial Registers & indexes 1856-2006, on 2 CD's; Stone Cemetery, Burial Registers & indexes 1899-2006 and Swanscombe Cemetery, Burial Registers & indexes 1895-2006 They are not available on any pay per view site. Full details of these and other such records can be found at NWKFHS Burial Records

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