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Riverhead, Kent Genealogy

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[[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kent]][[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kent Parishes]]
[[Image:Riverhead_St_Mary_the_Virgin_KentRiverhead St Mary the Virgin Kent.jpg|thumb|right|Riverhead St Mary the Virgin]]<br>
== Parish History ==
Riverhead became absorbed into the town of Sevenoaks. The civil parish is in the Sevenoaks district of Kent.
The modern parish is united with Dunton Green.[http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/dunt_plc.htm+ Dunton Green North West kent Family History Society] which contains details of other places of worship in Dunton Green.<br>
== Resources ==
The Mansion House<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
==== Church records ====
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives
Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Riverhead|subject|disp=Riverhead}} <br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. <br>
==== Census records ====
[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. <br>Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.<br>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&sourceid=1&utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&utm_medium=Key+Keywords&utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]<br>
==== Poor Law Unions ====
:*Publication of the restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] and [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these <br>
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== Maps and Gazetteers ==
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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== Local Family History Centre ==
[[Orpington Family History Centre, Kent]] is within reach of the Sevenoaks district, located adjacent to Orpington Station.<br>
== Web sites ==
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