More than 100,000 North West Kent burial records dating back to 1686 are now available online.
The UK family history website Findmypast has added 30,000 more North West Kent parish burial records for Gravesend. Spanning the years 1686-1983, the new records comprise transcripts of burial registers compiled by the North West Kent Family History Society.
Debra Chatfield, family historian at Findmypast, says: “Our new North West Kent burial records will help family historians from all over the country and the world to trace their Kentish ancestors. Kent’s borders with Greater London, Essex, Surrey and East Sussex, as well as its historical mining, agricultural and hop farming industries, mean that there is a good chance many people may have ancestors from the county that they were previously unaware of.
“The new Gravesend records join details of burials that took place around Charlton, Darenth, Dartford, Northfleet and Greenwich, which until 1899 was part of Kent. Together they include the inmates of several asylums, both those which were dedicated to the care of the mentally ill and those that cared for the sick and infirm.
“The Gravesend parish burials add to Findmypast’s already extensive collection of parish records, the largest in the UK. This is part of an ongoing project in association with the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) and its member societies. The collection already holds millions of entries from around the country and there are millions more still to come.”