Today's date is 18 Apr 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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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.

1940 Advert for Hill's - we shall feature this company in our displays at the Conference in May [click to enlarge]


February 2015 Journal distribution problems
For more details see IWFHS News Feb 2015

26 Jan 2015 : Notice of AGM proposal : Change to Constitution :
Clause 4(c)
For more details see IWFHS News Jan 2015

26 Jan 2015 : the February 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

Click Here for Other IWFHS News

Next Meeting

09 May 2015
all day
Northwood House, Ward Avenue, Cowes PO31 8AZ
AGM and One Day Conference

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sail Maker"

Richard Smout

Janet Few

Derek Sprake
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sail Maker"
... Our general theme this year is "Island Trades and Occupations" - a very broad subject which can cover all sorts of subjects. We shall be building up information about Islanders at work, whether in agriculture, shopkeeping, industry or the professions. We shall invite other local groups to present similarly themed displays.