Woodchurch & Genealogy
Researching your ancestors at Woodchurch involves using the same sources as any family history research, that is, certificates of births, marriages & deaths, along with census entries (1841-1901), Wills and other vital records. Woodchurch is not well covered in the IGI, except for the Wesleyan Chapel 1797-1836. The Parish Registers and other parish chest records are kept at the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone. Of course, many Woodchurch families moved to and from nearby parishes, sometimes not voluntarily. The Union Workhouse was at nearby Tenterden. Thanks to Woodchurch Ancestry Group members, full transcriptions of Woodchurch Baptisms 1538-1989, Marriages 1538-1978 and Burials 1538-1990 are now available online here, along with other useful material, including non-conformist baptisms 1793-1984, Tithe Assessments and Ken Bourne's Monumental Inscriptions from All Saints churchyard.
Individual Ancestry Group members may have other records in which they are prepared to do 'look-ups'. In the Ancestry Group section of this website you can find out about other material which has been deposited at the Museum and of members' individual family studies, which may well help you, given how close-knit a community Woodchurch has always been.
Woodchurch Parish Map
Woodchurch Map c1880
Some useful lists
Banns of Woodchurch residents 1754-1793
(Excel spreadsheet file)