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.
29 Sep 2021
Member’s Zoom Chat Sessions
Zoom Chat Sessions continuing into 2022 We are pleased to announce that our monthly Zoom Chat sessions are being sheduled through to 2022. As we...Read more...
25 Aug 2021
Strays database now incorporated
We have now incorporated the Strays database into our set of searchable databases. This identifies several thousand entries of vital events relating to Isle of...Read more...
4 Aug 2021
New Venue and time for our monthly meetings
We have now agreed to hold our Monthly meetings at Arreton Community Hall, in the centre of the Island. We have also decided to hold...Read more...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
FHF 1939 Register Podcast
The Family History Federation are starting to produce podcasts which are available to hear on their website - see the 'Ask the Federation' pages. September...View Event
10 Nov 2021
Members' Chat Session
Join us on the eve of Remembrance Day to discuss your island ancestors who served in the armed forces. They can have served at any...View Event
12 Nov 2021 to 13 Nov 2021
FHF Really Useful Family History Show
The Family History Federation are holding their autumn show on Friday 12th November (6 pm to 10 pm GMT) and Saturday 13th November (10 am...View Event
More details can be be found on our
'About the Society' web page.
The Society was formed in 1985 and offers members:
- 4x 64 page information packed journals per year (either printed or an eJournal, depending on type of membership)
- Monthly meetings with guest speakers (except May, June and August)
- A One Day Conference with guest speakers (in May)
- An organised visit to an Island place of historical interest (in June)
- A Members Area on the website which includes a number of databases and a Journal archive
- A way to connect with other family historians and those of your family name worldwide
- A Facebook group (which is also open to non-members)