Dec 3, 2021

Search Millions of New Kent Records and British Newspapers This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Over 4.6 million new records from “the garden of England” have been added to Findmypast in their latest Findmypast Friday update.

Kent electoral registers, 1570-1907

This brand-new collection contains over 4 million records spanning 337 years and dating back to the reign Elizabeth I. Documenting both parliamentary and local voters’ lists, these transcripts provide the names, parishes and, in later records, addresses of voters across the county as well as the nature of their qualification to vote and the date they were recorded.

The earliest records are from the Boroughs of Faversham and Dover – countywide coverage does not really begin until the 1830s when electoral reform widened the franchise.

Kent Burials

Over 16,000 new additions from the Watling Street Cemetery have been added to our collection of Kent Burials. The amount of information listed in each record may vary, but most will reveal a combination of the deceased’s burial date, age at death, residence, occupation and dedication. Some records may also include additional notes such as their marital status, parent’s names or if they were a foundling.

Kent Burials now contains over 4 million records spanning over 400 years. The collection constitutes a valuable resource for researching ancestry in Kent and is provided in association with Canterbury Cathedral Archives, The National Archives, Kent County Council, Medway Archives, the North West Kent Family History Society, Val Brown and the College of Arms, the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth including Australia and New Zealand.


This release sees a week of tens, with ten brand new titles and ten updated papers. This include 114,064 new pages, from the aptly-named agricultural paper Leek Times to local news segment The South London Journal.

New titles:

Folkestone Chronicle, 1855-1857, 1859-1869, 1871-1872, 1875-1877, 1879, 1886-1892, 1897

Hinckley News, 1861-1871, 1874-1875, 1877, 1879-1887, 1889-1892

Hucknall Morning Star and Advertiser, 1889-1896, 1898-1913

Leek Times, 1877, 1879, 1888-1889, 1894, 1913-1922

South Gloucestershire Gazette, 1913-1914, 1919-1935

South London Journal, 1856-1868, 1877, 1889, 1893

Sutton Coldfield and Erdington Mercury, 1887-1895, 1898-1904

Sydenham Times, 1862-1870, 1873-1883

Tees-side Weekly Herald, 1904-1918

West Ham and South Essex Mail, 1888-1900, 1916-1941

Updated titles:

Birmingham Mail, 1889, 1902, 1907, 1910

East Kent Times and Mail, 1872, 1944

Essex Times, 1866, 1908

Fenland Citizen, 1975

Hull Daily News, 1874

Liverpool Daily Post, 1892

New Milton Advertiser, 1994

Newark Advertiser, 1859-1878, 1896-1898, 1900, 1902, 1904-1909, 1911, 1913-1918, 1958-1968

Saffron Walden Weekly News, 1998

Westerham Herald, 1892