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We have a number of searchable databases on this website as listed below.

Members of the Society with an active membership can access all of the databases by logging into your member account. Any member having problems accessing the 'Members Area' should contact either the Membership Secretary or Webmaster.

Non-members can only access the index pages and the 'Open to all' databases identified. Details of membership and application forms are on the 'Become a member' page.

Births

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Civil Registration of Births on the Isle of Wight 1837 - 2010.

Civil Registration of Births on the Isle of Wight 1837 - 2010.

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Marriages

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Civil Registration of Marriages on the Isle of Wight 1837 - 2010.

Civil Registration of Marriages on the Isle of Wight 1837 - 2010.

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Deaths

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Civil Registration of Deaths on the Isle of Wight 1837 - 2010.

Civil Registration of Deaths on the Isle of Wight 1837 - 2010.

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Monumental Inscriptions

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Transcriptions of Churchyard inscriptions and Church Burial Registers.

Transcriptions of Churchyard inscriptions and Church Burial Registers.

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Strays Search

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Selected vital event entries for Islanders recorded in other counties and abroad.

Selected vital event entries for Islanders recorded in other counties and abroad.

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Isle of Wight War Service Reports

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Personal names appearing on Isle of Wight War Memorials (based on IW Memorials and Monuments...

Personal names appearing on Isle of Wight War Memorials (based on IW Memorials and Monuments website), together with indexes to those who served as named on Rolls of Honour or from other reports, especially reports of service in the local newspapers.

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Isle of Wight War Service Reports - VAD

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A subset of the War Service Reports based on the British Red Cross VAD (Voluntary...

A subset of the War Service Reports based on the British Red Cross VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) records for Isle of Wight hospitals in WW I

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1734 Poll Book

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This Poll Book gives the votes cast in the Elections for the parliamentary seats of...

This Poll Book gives the votes cast in the Elections for the parliamentary seats of the County of Southampton (i.e. Hampshire). This database is an extract of the Isle of Wight Divisions.

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1803 Calbourne : Nominal Roll re. Service with the Volunteers

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A list of men capable of militia service in the Parish of Calbourne, taken in...

A list of men capable of militia service in the Parish of Calbourne, taken in 1803.

In effect this is a Census for the parish as it also names the families of these men.

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1811 Calbourne : Transcript of 1811 Census return bound in the Overseers of the Poor records

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A copy of the Enumerator's return for the 1811 Census, contained in the Overseers of...

A copy of the Enumerator's return for the 1811 Census, contained in the Overseers of the Poor minutes

This gives heads of household, with numbers of individuals in each household.

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1821 Ryde Census transcription

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A transcription of the Enumerator's notebook from the 1821 Census in Ryde.

A transcription of the Enumerator's notebook from the 1821 Census in Ryde.

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1845-48 Whippingham Rate Books

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An index to the entries from the Whippingham Rate Books of 1845-48, compiled by D...

An index to the entries from the Whippingham Rate Books of 1845-48, compiled by D J Quigley.

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1855/6 Newport Voters Lists

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Lists of Voters in the Borough of Newport, according to property qualification, or Freemen.

Lists of Voters in the Borough of Newport, according to property qualification, or Freemen.

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1870 Poll Book

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This Poll Book gives the votes cast in the Elections for the parliamentary seat of...

This Poll Book gives the votes cast in the Elections for the parliamentary seat of the Isle of Wight.

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1939 Absent Voters List

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This transcription gives the lists of the Absent Voters registered in the Electoral Rolls of...

This transcription gives the lists of the Absent Voters registered in the Electoral Rolls of 1939. This in effect shows all the people eligible to vote who were not in residence on the qualifying date, and this represents (apart from a couple of exceptions) all those members of the uniformed services on active duty away from home. Many of those listed died during WW II, so this is a good source of information about servicemen and women at the time.

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Indexes to Patient Records from the Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, Ventnor

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These index records are taken from the patients' medical records of the Royal National Hospital...

These index records are taken from the patients' medical records of the Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, Ventnor, and for the most part give details of patients who were sent to Ventnor from other parts of Great Britain. [Work in progress from 2017 - not yet completed]

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IW County Records Office Burials

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Transcriptions from the Record Office Personal names Index for Burials 1537 - 1900

Transcriptions from the Record Office Personal names Index for Burials 1537 - 1900

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Parish Registers Baptisms 1537 - 1837

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Details of Parish Register transcriptions

Details of Parish Register transcriptions

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Parish Registers Banns 1537 - 1837

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Details of Parish Register transcriptions

Details of Parish Register transcriptions

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Parish Registers Marriages 1537 - 1837

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Details of Parish Register transcriptions

Details of Parish Register transcriptions

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Parish Registers Burials 1537 - 1892

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Details of Parish Register transcriptions

Details of Parish Register transcriptions

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RO Guardians of the Poor - Minute Books

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Records of Weekly meetings to disburse out relief

Records of Weekly meetings to disburse out relief

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RO Guardians of the Poor - Lists of Paupers

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Quarterly returns of payments made to Paupers

Quarterly returns of payments made to Paupers

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House of Industry - Apprentices 1780 - 1845

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Records of people apprenticed out from the House of Industry.Source: transcribed from typescripts originally made...

Records of people apprenticed out from the House of Industry.
Source: transcribed from typescripts originally made by an unknown transcriber from the originals held by the Isle of Wight County Record Office.
This transcription made 2018 by the late Don Hayward and added to IWFHS databases.

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Newspaper BMD Announcements 1853 - 1914

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Notices from IW Observer 1853-1900, IW County Press from 1885-1914 (in progress), and various other...

Notices from IW Observer 1853-1900, IW County Press from 1885-1914 (in progress), and various other publications

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Newspaper Reports

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Reports of Inquests, Trials, Marriages etc

Reports of Inquests, Trials, Marriages etc

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Wills Transcriptions

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A small selection of transcriptions of Wills from the 17th and 18th Centuries

A small selection of transcriptions of Wills from the 17th and 18th Centuries

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School Log Records 1895 - 1914

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At present we have the records for Chillerton and Parkhurst/Hunnyhill Schools (subject to 100 year...

At present we have the records for Chillerton and Parkhurst/Hunnyhill Schools (subject to 100 year closure)

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