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.

The Wight at War : IW Riflemen at Watford

Isle of Wight Riflemen in Watford prior to embarkation for Gallipoli


Notice of Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be held on 3 May 2014 at Northwood House as part of our One Day Conference.
As at 10 March, we have received no Motions for debate. Nominations for Chairman [Geoff Allan] and Committee [Sharon Beddard, Tony Elgar, Di Hayter, Jon Matthews, Hazel Pullen, Peter Spencer, and Malcolm Tait], if approved, will retain the present structure with the exception of Antony Barton who is standing down.
The Agenda for the AGM :
Apologies for absence
Minutes of previous AGM held 18 May 2013
Chairman's Report
Treasurer's Report
Election of the Executive Officers and Committee
Any other business

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Next Meeting

The Wight at War : 1914 - 1919

This is the theme of our One Day Conference on Saturday 3rd May 2014. For full details go to the information page :

The Wight at War : 1914 - 1919