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What resources does Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre (MALSC) hold?
Archives and records
MALSC has extensive collections on Medway and the surrounding
villages and rural areas. The collections are available to all and
- the council’s historic archives;
- Dean and Chapter records;
- family and estate records;
- shipping registers;
- school and education records;
- building plans;
- historic archives of private origin.
You can find the catalogue to these holdings on the CityArk database.
Local studies collections
collections reflect the history, geography, economy and demography
- poll books and electoral registers;
- street and trade directories;
Local material is available for purchase in the MALSC bookshop
and its local studies book stock is listed on the Medway Libraries Catalogue.
The centre has a comprehensive range of resources available to
anyone interested in researching their family history.
Selected resources such as parish registers and workhouse
records have been microfilmed or digitised to conserve the original
Online parish registers, including those for north-west Kent,
are available on
Medway Ancestors. Other resources are available on microfilm or
microfiche or on CD.
Visit us at Medway Archives and Local
Studies Centre, Clock Tower Building, Former Civic Centre site,
Strood, Kent, ME2 4AU.
Booking is necessary to access original
archive material and to reserve viewing equipment and PCs.
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