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Saturday, 15 February 2014

NWKFHS Free to read/download Guide to WWI websites. NWKFHS meetings. Britain Remembers: The First World War Project Map.

NWKFHS Free to read/download Guide to WWI websites:

The North West Kent Family History Society Publications and Projects team along with Publicity have produced a guide to World War Websites and other useful information. It is freely available to anyone who wishes to use it to help with their research. It will be updated from time to time.

It can be read/downloaded at NWKFHS WWI Guide where you can also find other information about what the Society is doing to mark the Centenary of the start of WWI.

NWKFHS meetings:

Bromley Branch located at Bromley Methodist Church, College Road, Bromley BR1 3NS. Open at 9.45am. Visitors are welcome to come along.

21st  February 2014:  Paul Blake World War I Military Records.

Dartford Branch located at Dartford Science & Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford DA1 2LY. Open at 9.45am. Visitors are welcome.

1st March 2014: Scott Belcher  The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

Sevenoaks Branch located at Sevenoaks Community Centre, Otford Road, Sevenoaks, TN14 5DN. Meetings start 8.00pm. Visitors are welcome.

13th March 2014:  Denise Baldwin & Kathy Hardy The Life of Douglas Macmillan

Please check the Society website at NWKFHS for any changes before travelling. Visitors are welcome at Society meetings, a donation is appreciated.

Britain Remembers: The First World War Project Map:

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine? have created a central map where people can list and find out about projects near them or where their ancestors lived. First World War Project Map

The site states that During the centenary of the First World War, thousands of volunteers across the country will be working on different ways to remember those who lived, worked and fought during 1914-1918. There are hundreds of projects already in progress – some big, some small, but all deserving recognition.

WDYTYA will be Publicising new additions to the map in the magazine, in their Weekly Newsletter on Facebook and Twitter throughout the next four years.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Free ebook about Gravesend and Northfleet: Chalk Pits & Cherry Stones. Archives for London and Poet in the City: Through the Door. The National Archives of Wales has announced the release of 27 publications titles (200,000 pages) from the Library’s collection.

Free ebook about Gravesend and Northfleet: Chalk Pits & Cherry Stones by Jean Hendy-Harris:  A memoir about growing up in an industrialized riverside area of North Kent, Gravesend and Northfleet in the nineteen forties and fifties.

Details and download can be found at Smashwords ebooks

Archives for London and Poet in the City have announced the launch of a brand new project commissioning poetry out of the archives Through the Door. Through the Door, funded by Arts Council England.A new collaboration between Archives for London and Poet in the City. A project, funded by Arts Council England, will commission poetry inspired by archive sources found in London's archives.

The National Archives of Wales has announced the release of 27 publications titles (200,000 pages) from the Library’s collection.  This brings the total available to 630,000 pages from almost 100 newspaper publications from the National Library’s collection, and this will grow to over 1 million pages as more publications are added during 2014. A Valuable free resource to Family Historians, Local Historians and many others. National Archive of Wales