Over two million Kent parish records added to Findmypast

By Rosemary Collins, 10 April 2019 - 9:37am

With the major new records release, the website is now 'the only show in town' for Kent ancestors

Kent parish register Findmypast
A Kent parish register from Findmypast with the 1880 baptism of Sydney Greenstreet

An exclusive collection of parish registers spanning more than 400 years of Kent history is now available on Findmypast.

The website digitised over 3,000 handwritten registers containing over 2.6 million baptism, banns, marriage and burial records following an exclusive deal with Kent History and Library Centre, announced last year.

Paul Nixon, Findmypast’s UK data strategy manager, said: “Now with over five million indexed parish register entries for Kent, Findmypast really is the only show in town if your ancestors put down roots in the Garden of England.”

The records reveal the many famous people who have lived in Kent over the years.

For example, they include the baptism of Sydney Hughes Greenstreet on 5 February 1880 at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Sandwich.

Greenstreet became an actor, making his film debut at the age of 61 in The Maltese Falcon and starring in Casablanca and It’s a Wonderful Life.

The partnership between Findmypast and Kent archives has already led to the release of over 2.5 million parish records from the Canterbury Archdeaconry.

Along with transcribed records from Canterbury and Kent Family History Society, Findmypast now has a total collection of over 7.3 million Kent records.

 

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