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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Regional Societies[edit | edit source]

Romney Marsh Research Trust
Website: Romney Marsh Research Trust

The Romney Marsh Research Trust was formed in 1987 to study the history, archaeology and landscape history (or ‘geomorphology’) of Romney Marsh.

Wesley Historical Society - London And The South East
7 Hornminster Glen
Hornchurch, London RM11 3XL UK
Website: Wesley Historical Society - London And The South East

The aims of the Society laid down in 1893 were to promote the study of the history and literature of early Methodism, research into the Wesley's, and investigation into the beginnings and development of Methodism. Area: London and the South East. South East England consists of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, and West Sussex.

Kent Societies[edit | edit source]

Ashford Archaeological and Historical Society
Friends Meeting House
Albert Road
Ashford, Kent TN24 8NY UK
Website: Ashford Archaeological and Historical Society

Bexley Archaeological Group
Sidcup Conservative Club
19 Station Road
Sidcup, Kent DA15 7EB UK
Website: Bexley Archaeological Group

The group welcomes all those who have an interest in the archaeology and history of Bexley and the surrounding area. Since its formation the group has provided an opportunity for people in the community to get involved in Archaeology and History in the local area.

Canterbury Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS)
Newton Lecture Theatre Ng03
North Holmes Campus
N Holmes Rd
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU UK
Telephone: 01227 780245
Website: Canterbury Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS)

Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society was established in 1920 'to encourage the study of the history and antiquities of the City of Canterbury and surroundings and to preserve the architectural features and characteristics of the City.'

Chalk Parish History Group
1 Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2ND UK
Email: ​chalkhistorygroup@​gmail.​com
Website: Chalk Parish History Group

The Chalk Parish History Group is a small group of people who are interested in local history, particularly that of Chalk.

Dover Society
St. Marys Parish Centre
Church St
Dover, Kent CT16 1BY UK
Website: Dover Society

Assisting with the preservation of our Historic Town of Dover.

Edenbridge and District Historical Society
Website: Edenbridge and District Historical Society

The Faversham Society
Website: The Faversham Society

Gravesend Historical Society
Website: Gravesend Historical Society

Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne
Website: Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne

Kent Archaeological Society
Maidstone Museum
St Faith’s Street
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LH UK
Website: Kent Archaeological Society

Leigh & District Historical Society
Website: Leigh & District Historical Society

Lenham Archaeological Society
Website: Lenham Archaeological Society

Lower Medway Archaeological Research Group
Website: Lower Medway Archaeological Research Group

Maidstone Area Archaeological Group
Website: Maidstone Area Archaeological Group

Medway Military Research Group
Website: Medway Military Research Group

North West Kent Family History Society
Website: North West Kent Family History Society

Orpington & District Archaeological Society
Website: Orpington & District Archaeological Society

Tonbridge Historical Society
Website: Tonbridge Historical Society

West Kent Archaeological Group
Website: West Kent Archaeological Group