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101 Kent parishes are indexed in [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/baptisms?tab=1 Kent Baptisms] (£).<ref>'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records,' ''Find My Past,'' accessed 2 September 2013.</ref>  
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101 Kent parishes are indexed in [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=1 Kent Baptisms] (£).<ref>'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records,' ''Find My Past,'' accessed 2 September 2013.</ref>  
  
 
292,808 Kent entries are included in [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 England &amp; Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906] at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as ''British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed.'' [http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ Coverage].<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,'] ''Genoot,'' accessed 1 September 2013.</ref>  
 
292,808 Kent entries are included in [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 England &amp; Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906] at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as ''British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed.'' [http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ Coverage].<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,'] ''Genoot,'' accessed 1 September 2013.</ref>  

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Contents

Original Records

Records of the Church of England parishes are deposited in several record repositories in Kent.  The first two in the list hold the records of the majority of parishes, and the others hold records for specific areas.  Click on a repository link to go to their website and online catalogues:

Parish Registers

Kent Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1904 (FamilySearch) - free. Description.

England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 (FamilySearch) - free. Description.

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 includes 4,008,751 Kent baptisms. England Marriages, 1538-1973 includes 1,710,700 Kent entries. England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 includes 1,825,326 Kent burials. Formerly known as the International Genealogical Index. These databases are free on FamilySearch. Coverage.

Baptisms

101 Kent parishes are indexed in Kent Baptisms (£).[1]

292,808 Kent entries are included in England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.[2]

Marriages

32% of Kent's parishes are indexed in Boyd's Marriage Index (£). Coverage.[3]

47,403 Kent entries are included in England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.[4]

Burials

Burials from 44 Kent places (156,783 entries) are included in the National Burial Index (£). Coverage.[5]

Marriage Licences

88,166 Canterbury marriage licences are indexed in Boyd's Marriage Index at FindMyPast ($) covering the years 1568 to 1751.[3]

Canterbury marriage licences have been published:

Diocese of Rochester marriage allegations (1637-1639, 1715-1716, 1731-1742, 1748-1798) have been digitized, but not indexed. The images are included in the England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 Collection at FamilySearch - free.

References

  1. 'Coverage of Kent parish baptism records,' Find My Past, accessed 2 September 2013.
  2. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' British Origins, (Wayback Machine) accessed 31 August 2013.
  4. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
  5. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 1 September 2013.