17 Dec 2018
WW I Centenary : War related deaths : No Island people died on this day in 1918
WW II 75th Anniversary : War related deaths : No Island people died on this day in 1943

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.


17 Dec 2018 : the current (No 131, Nov 2018) 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

Next Meeting(s)

7 Jan 2019
7 pm for 7.30 pm
Heritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ER
Breaking down some more brickwalls / VAD Project update
Speaker : Sharon Beddard and Geoff Allan
Another Quiz and a session for Members to socialise and chat about their family history and raise any queries with us [free to Members]

More news : 17 Nov 2018
Please note that we shall be open as usual on Saturday the 22nd December, then closed over Christmas and New Year. The first day we shall be open in the New Year will be Tuesday 8th January. If you are planning to visit us between these dates, it may be possible to open by special request. Please contact Hazel Pullen if this is the case.
Heritage Resource Centre
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