If so, you’ll be interested to know Medway Council has published Medway’s original parish registers online. The parishes covered lie in the Rochester Archdeaconry area which extends from Dartford and Gravesend in the west to Rainham in the east, and focuses on the Medway Towns.  The earliest registers date from 1558, and the collection continues in one form or another into the 20th century. Viewing and copying images is free. The project, known as Medway Ancestors, was made possible by a grant of £49,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the images are hosted on the Medway Archives website CityArk. You can see them at http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/