Birch Research



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Lisa Spain


Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre, Civic Centre, Strood, Rochester, Kent. Holds all parish records online for the Diocese of Rochester, the only archive service in the UK to do so.

A fully searchable site for births, deaths and marriages. Births from 1837-1983, Marriages from 1837-1983 & Deaths from 1837-1983. However be aware that some areas may not be covered as well as others, so do check on the home page (FAQ's)

Linked to FreeBMD, this site stands for Free Registers and is growing all the time. Parish registers throughout the UK are being transcribed and put online by a huge team of volunteers. Check on coverage before you start as there are many areas not covered at all yet.

Again, linked to Free BMD, this site stands for Free Census. Like Free REG it is growing all the time and 19th Century UK Census records are being transcribed and put on line by volunteers.

Kent Family History Society web site.

A small subscription site where you could potentially find lost cousins by inputting Census information.