The talks for November are:
5 Nov 2011 at the Dartford Branch, Dartford Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford, Kent. Gordon Bentley The History of Pub Signs. Open 9.45am with the meeting proper starting at 10.30am.
10 Nov 2011 at the Sevenoaks Branch, Sevenoaks Community Centre, Otford Road (at junction with Crampton Rd.), Sevenoaks, at 7.15pm Richard Filmer Kentish Trades, Crafts & Industries.
19 Nov 2011 at the Bromley Branch, Main hall, Bromley Methodist Church, College Road, Bromley BR1 3NS. Audrey Collins Using the National Archives for Family History research. The hall opens at 9.45am, the meeting proper is due to start at 10.30am.
Canadian Censuses and Kent Ancestors.
Many of our Ancestry and their families had strong connections with Canada, Some moved there permanently or for a period of time. Some pay per view sites have indexed the Canadian censuses but there are other possibilities that might save you money.
1891 Canadian Census.
1891 Canada census can be searched by name at Libraries and Archives Canada 1891 census. This will give you a list of the possible names. Clicking on the name you are looking for will give you the option of downloading the original census page free of charge.
1881 Canadian Census.
You can also search the Libraries and Archives Canada site for the 1881 census by name and obtain images of the original census free to download. Libraries and Archives Canada 1881 census.
1871 Canadian Census.
The 1871 Canadian census can be searched by name and original images obtained at Libraries and Archives Canada 1871.
The 1901 and 1911 Canadian Censuses.
Though not searchable by family name you can search by location images of the original census. If you know the Province and district they lived in you can, with some patience search the district. 1901 Census and 1911 Census
You can also try 1901 Census of Canada Indexing Project where an index is being created for every name enumerated in the 1901 Census of Canada along with the personal data transcribed, links to images of the original census pages. There are also links to other records for individuals including: census records from other years, birth, marriage, death, and other records.
It is work in progress, the names have been Indexed and transcribed and are at the stage of being checked. You can check on progress at Proofreading
The Libraries and Archives Canada site is worthwhile looking at to see what other information is available to help in your search for your ancestors and families.