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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Free search and download of the records of Middlesex military service appeal tribunal for 1916-1918. Family History in Kent. Bexley Historical Society Talk. Folkestone and District FHS

Middlesex military service appeal tribunal for 1916-1918 Free search and download of records:

Some 8000 digitised records of the Middlesex Appeal Tribunal, which heard the cases of men seeking exemption can be searched and downloaded free at at the National Archives site.
The digitisation of this collection is supported by The Friends of The National Archives and Federation of Family History Societies
These records cover appeals heard by the Middlesex Appeal Tribunal and the Central Appeal Tribunal only. Most tribunal records were destroyed by government order.  Some local Record Offices also hold some records of Local Appeal Tribunals, though not complete. Local Newspapers of the period also contained reports of the Tribunals. 

Other Events and Websites around Kent:

Family History in Kent:  Indexing all the old birth registers held at Medway Register Office.  There is a partial list of the various marriage register codes that can be downloaded (pdf) and a lot of other useful information.

Bexley Historical Society Talk:  Monday 10 February 2014: Short AGM, followed by The History of Bexley's Buses, Trams and Trolleybuses, by Richard Diment

7.45pm for 8pm start, the hall of St John Fisher RC Church, Thanet Road, Bexley Kent DA5 1AP. Visitors are very welcome and the fee is £2.50 per meeting.

Folkestone and District FHS: 6th February  2014 “The Cinque Ports”  -  Clive Wire, ex Mayor of New Romney & Speaker of the Cinque Port, will talk a little about that role, and show a DVD commissioned by High Sheriff of Kent on history of the Cinque Ports, narrated by David Starkey. 

Meetings are held at the United Reformed Church Community Hall, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone.  7.15 pm and the talks are scheduled to commence at 7.30 pm. Visitors welcome a donation of £2 is required.

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