The Faversham Society may be able to help you with some of your family history enquiries, only if they relate to the local area as described in the following paragraphs.
The Museum has developed a new workstation for visitors called The Life Story Bank. The computer hosts a specially developed digital database to store and retrieve information about people who lived and worked in Faversham. There is also data on those who worked in Faversham's important explosives industry and online access to family history website to help with extra research. The project is ongoing and, as more data is entered by our volunteers, the more useful it will be to people researching their family history and the history of Faversham. Visitors to the Museum and Faversham Society members can use this service during museum opening hours. There will be a charge for printing.
We do not hold copies of registers of Census returns, but we do have a very large collection of references from various sources, from the 16th century onwards. Our information covers Faversham and the parishes of Baddlesmere, Boughton-under-Blean, The Brents, Buckland-by-Faversham, Davington, Doddington, Dunkirk, Eastling, Goodnestone-next-Faversham, Graveney, Hernhill, Leaveland, Luddenham, Lynsted, Newnham, Norton, Oare, Ospringe, Otterden, Preston-next-Faversham, Selling, Sheldwich, Stalisfield, Stone-by-Faversham, Teynham, Throwley and Wychling.
In our collections and Archives, we may have information which relates to your family. If you wish to ask about this please visit our Research and Local History Research page.
If you give us the information you already have, we will do our best. You will need to explain what information you seek. You can present this in the form of a family tree, however brief and/or incomplete. Make sure this includes all known dates and places of birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial.
In the event that we cannot help you, we will keep your enquiry on our books so that any relevant information emerging at a later date can be passed on. For this reason (and in case you change your e-mail address) make sure you let us have your postal address and phone numbers.
Please feel free to CONTACT US with your family research and history enquiries.