Dartford, Kent Genealogy
Guide to Dartford, Kent family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
DARTFORD (Holy Trinity), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 15 miles (S. E.) from London, and 22 (N. W.) from Maidstone, on the great road from London to Canterbury and Dovor.
Dartford is a town and borough in the Dartford district of Kent Dartford Wikipedia
Dartford Holy Trinity is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester Dartford deanery; a map of the parish boundary is available at A church near you
The church has been designated as a grade I listed building British listed building
Other Anglican parishes formed from this parish include
St Alban St Albans Road see St Alban Dartford
Other places of worship in Dartford include
The Methodist Church Kent Road Dartford dates from 1844-1845 and has been designated asa grade II listed building British listed building
Baptist: Brent Chapel, East Hill. (c.1880).
Baptist Highfield Road see Baptist Chapel Highfield Road
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Dartford Holy Trinity parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|MED = Medway Ancestors - free|
|Dartford Holy Trinity Parish Online Records|
- Lovefield Street Independent Christenings 1797-1837 Batch (C068141)
- Waterside Wesleyan Christenings 1811-1837 Batch (C068151)
- Zion Independent Christenings 1820-1822; 1832-1833 Batch (C068131)
Dartford Christchurch parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Dartford Christchurch Parish Online Records|
Dartford St Alban the Martyr parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Dartford St Alban the Martyr Parish Online Records|
|MED||1903-1982||1903-1954||1903-1910; 1923-1937 (funerals)|
Dartford St Edmund King and Martyr parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Dartford St Edmund King and Martyr Parish Online Records|
FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
 to locate local Family History Centres in UK
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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved.
Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.
Find my Past 1911 census search
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
East Hill and Watling Street Cemetery in Dartford burials have been indexed from 1856 through 1870 at FreeREG - free.
Local Family History Centre
- FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Publication of the restricted access images England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records) and England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 8-15. Date accessed: 22 July 2013.
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
- 'Kent Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 6 November 2013.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Kent, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 November 2013.
- 'Medway Ancestors Imagebase: list of parishes, in alphabetical order', Cityark, accessed 8 November 2013.