Welcome to the NWKFHS Blog

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The South Eastern Gazette (1852-1912), formerly the Maidstone Gazette now available on-line. Frozen London London Metropolitan Atrchives Free Exhibition. 21 January to 25 April 2013.

The South Eastern Gazette (1852-1912), formerly the Maidstone Gazette now available on-line.

The South Eastern Gazette, previously called the Maidstone Gazette was a major regional title for the south-east of England. All the edition are now available on-line and if you live in the UK they are free to search. You will need to register, but once you have done this you can search all the editions from 1852-1912 for Free. Kent Online 

Digitisation of the First World War and Second World War years editions is being worked on.

It seems free access is available Free if you live in the UK. Normal subscription charges apply if you live outside the UK.

Frozen London,  London Metropolitan Archives Free Exhibition.  21 January to 25 April 2013.

Considering the present weather being experienced in the UK it is interesting to see how our ancestors were affected by the weather. This exhibition explores the impact some of the most severe winters ever recorded in London  between 1683–1895. It looks at the different Frost Fairs that took place on the River Thames and its many sites and attractions. It explores some of problems caused to life in the capital. LMA Information

Saturday, 16 March 2013

NWKFHS Meetings for April 2013. Crossness Open Day-Local History Fair. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Back again after a short hiatus.

NWKFHS Meetings for April 2013.

The 3 Branches, Bromley, Dartford and Sevenoaks hold monthly meetings (in the case of Sevenoaks there are only 9 monthly meetings). There is a talk at each meetings, plus a Society Bookstall and people to help and advise about your research. It is a good  opportunity to meet and talk to fellow family historians. Visitors are welcome so why not come to one of the meetings and see what the Society can offer and hear a talk by an expert in their field.
The next meetings to take place in April are:
Bromley Branch: Meetings are held on the third Saturday morning of the month, in the main hall, Bromley Methodist Church, College Road, Bromley BR1 3NS.  The hall opens at 9.45am, the meeting starts at 10.30am.

20 April 2013 Louise Taylor Adoption & fostering - 1850 to 1930

Dartford Branch: Dartford Technology College.  Located on the north side of Heath Lane.  There is plenty of parking available. The meetings room is the New Auditorium.  Doors open from 9.45am with the meeting proper starting at 10.30am.

6 April 2013 Dr Ann Kneif Women Wartime Workers in the Munitions Industry & Branch Annual Meeting

Sevenoaks Branch: Sevenoaks Community Centre, Otford Road (at junction with Crampton Rd.), Sevenoaks, at 7.15pm.

11 April 2013 Alan Payne What's on the Cards - the History of Playing Cards & Annual Meeting 

Please check with the NWKFHS website before travelling to any meeting to make sure there are no alterations.

Crossness Open Day-Local History Day. Crossness Engines Trust, The Old Works, Crossness Sewage Treatment Works, Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, London SE2 9AQ.

NWKFHS will be at the open day from 10.30am - 4.00pm. We hope you will stop by our stand to have a chat and see what we have on offer to help you with your Family History research. See NWKFHS Events and Crossness Open Day

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission wishes to make contact with the any family members of the following casualties of WWI as part of the work they are carrying out
on a number of the War Graves in the UK:

C. CASSIDY Private d.15/2/1919 Royal Defence Corps Camus Cemetery

Stephen Cyril DIMES Sapper d.12/4/1918 Royal Engineers Shobrooke (St Swithin) Churchyard

Thomas FINDLAY Private d.29/11/1915 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Liverpool Ford Cemetery

If you are a relative of any of these casualties please contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at CWGC