Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

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Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: London Rd, MAIDSTONE, ME16 0DR, UNITED KINGDOM
  • There is a large car park including blue badge spaces near the entrance to the building which is level access throughout.
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Phone: +44 0 162-275 7811


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 10-noon
  • Thursday 7-9pm

Holiday Schedule:

Seasonal holiday closure during August 2012 and for Christmas 2012 and New Year

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Centre Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalogue.
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Databases and Software

  • 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) means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view this collection using the portal.

Hardware and Equipment

  • The Centre is equipped with 4 film readers, 3 microfiche readers and a printer to print image copies from microform. It also has one computer and printer.

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

From Spring 2012 material formerly held at Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX is available at Kent History and Library Centre see Kent Archives which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

We are a local FamilySearch Centre and aim to offer the facilities of FamilySearch resources to those resident or travelling to Maidstone.


Volunteer at the Centre

If you have an interest in family history and experience of research we would welcome your assistance and service. Please contact the Centre during opening hours for further details. We would like to extend opening hours but are dependent on volunteer help to do so and to improve our facilities and service to the local community and those with an interest in seeking their ancestors in Kent.