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Spotlight on… North West Kent Family History Society

This year sees The North West Kent Family History Society celebrate its 40th anniversary with a healthy 1,300 members on board. Michael Weeks explains The benefits of membership for anyone with Kent ancestors

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE & RESOURCES

The SOCIETY SCENE

St Mary’s Church in St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent

When North West Kent Family History Society (NWKFHS) was formed in 1978 it took over part of The area Then covered by The Kent Family History Society. It was agreed The boundaries of NWKFHS would stretch from The old Kent parishes in South London that are now part of The London boroughs of Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham, down through north-west Kent, with The souThernmost boundary going from The River Thames at Northfleet and Gravesend, south towards The Sussex border at Frant. However, in 2017 The society added The parishes previously covered by The Tunbridge Wells Family History Society, which straddled The Kent/East Sussex border.

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