Links to archives, heritage and genealogical organisations websites.
The Medway Archives Centre aims to help everyone discover the stories of Medway’s people and places.
The National Archives are a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales.
The Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Library holds an impressive collection of manuscripts, historic records, photographs, maps and printed books dating back to the late 8th century. The Archives and Library enable the exploration of the history of Canterbury and the surrounding area, as well as East Kent family history.
Forces War Records has been transcribing records from a multitude of sources in the UK since 2010, holding over 2 million records.
The City of Rochester Society was founded in 1967 to help conserve the historic City as a pleasant place to visit. Today the Society is as active as ever, helping to improve the environment and quality of life in Rochester for residents and visitors alike. Since its formation, the Society has been active in many ways to the benefit of Rochester and its people.
The Kent Archaeological Society’s interests embrace the full range of specialist archaeological and historical subjects including the study of Kent’s landscape, the County’s social, economic and political history, its religious and domestic built heritage, defences, industrial archaeology etc (encouraging the involvement of the wider community wherever possible).
The largest family history society in Kent, with over 2,000 members worldwide. Established in 1974, the Kent Family History Society have a proud history of helping and supporting our members in their family history research.
A resource for genealogy in Kent. The website includes many indexes and transcripts containing over 90,000 names and over 350 links to other useful sites.
"Nursing in World War One was exhausting, often dangerous work and the women who volunteered experienced the horror of war firsthand, some paying the ultimate price. But their story is surrounded by myth and their full contribution often goes unrecognised, writes Shirley Williams..."
"Today, nurses in the United States are required to have a nursing degree, but that wasn’t always the case. Women have a long history of serving as nurses to soldiers in the military. In the earliest days of American history, nurses were untrained. Many of them were women who couldn’t eke out a living with their men off to war, so they followed the troops and made themselves useful where they could to earn safety, food, and lodging. Later, the important role that nurses played during wartime was recognized and training programs were established. Today, nurses serve in all branches of the military..."
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