Today's date is 24 Jul 2017
WW I Centenary : War related deaths : 1 Island person died on this day in 1917
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WW II 75th Anniversary : War related deaths : 1 Island person died on this day in 1942
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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.


Jul 2017
Isle of Wight County Record Office
Please note the following message from the Record Office staff:

The Record Office is going to be understaffed for the whole of July and August this year due to staff absences. Consequently, we have put a notice on our website asking people to contact us by email or telephone in advance of their visit using the contact details below. This will allow the staff to better manage the searchroom and ensure that any material from our out stores is retrieved in good time. This is particularly important for researchers making a special trip to the Record Office. Record Office website

30 April 2017 : the current (No 125, May 2017) 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)

1 Aug 2017

We do not have a meeting in August, as many people are generally on holiday or away during this month

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