Today's date is 31 Jul 2015
WW I Centenary : War related deaths : No Island people died on this day in 1915
WW II 75th Anniversary : War related deaths : No Island people died on this day in 1940

The Isle of Wight Family History Society is for all those who want to research their ancestors.

Members include people with island ancestry who live on the UK mainland or elsewhere in the world as well as those who live on the Isle of Wight but whose families came from elsewhere.
The experience and knowledge of our members range from those just starting their researches to those who have over 30 or 40 years experience - one of the aims of the Society is to share the experience to help those just starting.
If you are just starting your researches - see this Message from Jon Matthews on how to get going.
Whether you are an experienced researcher or just browsing this site, we hope that you will find something to interest you - the 'Family Name' search below will show those records we hold on this site, some accessible without membership.

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* Database Quick Search gives an at a glance view of the number of records we hold for a particular surname, and then links to a list of those records.

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This search facility will return entries on the static pages of the website. Entries in the searchable databases will not be searched. A search results screen will then be displayed in a new tab or window with links to the web pages meeting the search criteria.

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The IWFHS Facebook Group is open to all and members of the group freely exchange their knowledge and try to help one another.

News

30 July 2015 : the August Journal is now available to members as a PDF from the website, and printed copies are being despatched.
Members can download Journals as a PDF from the link on the Journal Archive page :-

Journal Archive

Closure of The Parish Chest website

Please note that the Parish Chest website will be closing on 10th August 2015. Any membership requests or orders for merchandise must be placed by then. We will let you know in due course what we intend to do to replace this facility.

Next Meeting


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3 Aug 2015


No meeting this month

Generally, we do not hold a meeting in August, due to holidays, and poor attendance in the past
20 Aug 2015
10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR
Planning and Strategy Workshop - '2020 Vision'
Speaker : Geoff Allan
A workshop for committee and other members to formulate our strategy for the next 5 years. Please contact the Chairman if you would like to take part - a message was sent to all members on e-mail earlier in July.
7 Sep 2015
7 pm for 7.30 pm
Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR
'Opening the Vaults'
Speaker : Dr Ruth Waller
Brading Community Archive Group's plans to create a community archive

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