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Friday, 13 November 2015

Where is North West Kent FHS area?

The Federation of Family History Societies seminar 'Executive Committee Roles and Succession' Planning' in Liverpool on the 31st October I was asked which part of Kent our Society covered.

Our web site www.nwkfhs.org.uk has a map but Kent can be confusing as there are five Societies covering the ancient County.

North West Kent is the area of Kent that did extend westward to the Surrey boundary at Deptford. Its East boundary is approx. a line running  south from Gravesend to the Sussex boundary at Frant.

In modern terms it covers the South East London area which includes the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley. It also includes the Kent area that surrounds the M25 motorway. You can see all the Parishes in these areas on the web site with their research source details.

The other family history societies that  are in Kent are:-
Kent FHS that covers the area of Kent East of our boundary.
Folkestone and District FHS that covers the area around Folkestone on the SE coastline of the County.
Tunbridge Wells FHS that also covers part of our Kent area and extends across the Sussex border.
Woolwich and District FHs that also covers our Kent area on the Thames river front and specialises in Woolwich and the Woolwich Arsenal area.
All these Societies have web sites with maps showing the areas they cover.

The best map reference to the parishes is 'Phillimore's Atlas' published by Phillimore & Co, Chichester, Sussex.

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