For just £12  per annum you can become a Member of the Marden History Group. By doing so, you not only support the work of the History Group, you also receive a range of online benefits, which you can take advantage of regardless of your location:

  • Full access to all the transcribed records in the Marden History Archives. All the details are there, so there is no need to pay us to do your searches.
  • Access to all the images in the Archives
  • Images are constantly being uploaded – if you cannot find something please ask.
  • If a file is too large to upload to the website and needs a researcher to find and send appropriate copies there will be a small charge (as mentioned in Shop) to cover our costs.
  • “Despatches” our email newsletter twice a year – keep up to date with the latest news from the Marden History Group and Heritage Centre.
  • Access to our archive of past issues of “Despatches”


  • Parish records – Baptisms, Marriages, Burials
  • Catalogue – details of all the material we hold in the Heritage Centre: photographs, press cuttings, artefacts, documents etc. – over 4,000 records and more being added continually.
  • 1,264 Poor Law Records. We only hold transcriptions, not copies of the orginal records.
  • 1,500 cemetery records
  • Medieval Wills – shortened transcriptions giving the main details.
  • Censuses – 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1981, 1891, 1901.

Coming soon…. 1911 census, tithe information, trade directories, extracts from the Maidstone Journal.


Contact our Membership Secretary- email: It couldn’t be easier.

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