Today's date is 25 Aug 2016
WW I Centenary : War related deaths : No Island people died on this day in 1916
WW II 75th Anniversary : War related deaths : No Island people died on this day in 1941

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

10 August 2016
See our Programme page under Other Groups, for details of 2 series of workshops / training sessions funded by HLF / Friends of Northwood Cemetery, to be held at Northwood House (Richard Smout facilitating), and Ryde Cemetery (RSHG facilitating). Both series are free but booking is required.

31 July 2016 : the current (No 122, Aug 2016) 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)

5 Sep 2016
7 pm for 7.30 pm
Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR
One Name Studies - the PROUTEN families - the Life of a Surname
Speaker : Tony Miles-Prouten
Tony will explain the process of researching a One Name Study, using the PROUTEN families as his subjects.

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3 Oct 2016
7 pm for 7.30 pm
Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR
Wedding traditions
Speaker : Sarah Lang

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