Detail News

Detail News

This page gives more details of specific additions to our databases, pages, and library acquisitions. It doesn't supercede our main News items which give broader topics.

The tables below are in reverse chronological order and were started in November 2023 :

Databases    Web pages    Library acquisitions

Databases

1 Mar 2024  Amended and updated entries for Sandown Christ Church burials (Section 9) (carried on from Sections 1 to 8) (thanks to Sue Samways)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/burials

1 Mar 2024 Completed the marriage index entries for All Saints' Church, Calbourne, from 1980-2010; and Church of the Holy Cross, Binstead, from 1989-2010 (Registers now held by IW Registrar) (thanks to Jon Matthews and Sharon Beddard)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/bmd/marriages

1 Mar 2024 Added an album of images to our Flickr collection from the MEGUYER family of Sandown (thanks to Sandown & District Historical Association and Steve Newberry)

Meguyer Album on Flickr

1 Mar 2024 Added another batch of transcripts from the Guardians of the Poor Minute Books from 31 May 1844 to 27 Jun 1844 (thanks to Rosemary Stewart)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/gotp_payments

1 Mar 2024 Added another batch of transcripts from the Guardians of the Poor Minute Books from 10 Sep 1847 to 7 Apr 1848 (thanks to Derek Osbourn)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/gotp_payments

19 Feb 2024 Added another 60 images to the Flickr Album for the BROWN / REDMAN family of Sandown (includes LEFLEY, JAMES etc) (thanks to Steve Newberry)

Flickr Album BROWN / REDMAN

16 Feb 2024 Completed the marriage index entries for St Paul's Church, Barton, from 1994-2010 (Register now held by IW Registrar) (thanks to Jon Matthews)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/bmd/marriages

14 Feb 2024 Amended and updated entries for Sandown Christ Church burials (Section 8) (carried on from Sections 1 to 7) (thanks to Sue Samways)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/burials

14 Feb 2024 Added BMD Announcements from the County Press June 1896 (continuing the series 1896-1900 to full in gaps) (thanks to Debbie Pledge)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/newspaper-bmd

2 Feb 2024 Added almost 1000 entries to the Victorian Marriage Indexes for All Saints Church, Calbourne, and St John's Church, Carisbrooke (Newport) - (thanks to Antony Barton)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/marriagevmi

31 Jan 2024 Added small batch of photos of military headstones and memorial panels from Brookwood Military Cemetery (thanks to Paul Herber); and 3 headstones from Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery (thanks to Geoff Allan)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/warservice

30 Jan 2024 Added a small batch of headstone photos from Thorley Old Churchyard (mainly for BEERE family) (thanks to Antony Barton)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/burials

17 Jan 2024 Added another batch of transcripts from the Guardians of the Poor Minute Books from Apr 1844 to 24 May 1844 (thanks to Rosemary Stewart)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/gotp_payments

17 Jan 2024 Added another batch of transcripts from the Guardians of the Poor Minute Books from April 1847 to 3 Sep 1847 (thanks to Derek Osbourn)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/gotp_payments

12 Jan 2024 Added BMD Announcements from the County Press June 1896 (continuing the series 1896-1900 to full in gaps) (thanks to Debbie Pledge)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/newspaper-bmd

12 Jan 2024 Amended and updated entries for Sandown Christ Church burials (Section 7) (carried on from Sections 1 to 6) (thanks to Sue Samways)

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/burials

11 Jan 2024 Added links to Friends of East Cowes Cemetery entries for service personnel from both World Wars, and civilians killed in WW II

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/warservice

23 Dec 2023 Added entries for the 40 men named on the WW II H.M.S. Formidable Memorial held by The Royal British Legion Club at Ventnor (although none have IoW connections) - and also created a web page for this on the IoW War Memorials website.

https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/warservice

http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/others/ventnor_rbl_hms_formidable.htm

15 Dec 2023 Added a further image for the 2nd John Milne plaque at Shide (General Memorials) John Milne Memorial Plaques
15 Dec 2023 Added an album of images to our Flickr collection from the Autograph album of Elsie Maude Withers (1880-1900) of Sandown https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjB6XfU   [>> new window]
15 Dec 2023 Added photos and transcriptions for a small number of grave markers at Sandown Christ Church (Section 8) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/burials
14 Dec 2023

Amended and updated entries for Sandown Christ Church burials (Section 6) (carried on from Sections 1 to 5) (thanks to Sue Samways) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/burials
6 Dec 2023 Added BMD Announcements from the County Press May 1896 (continuing the series 1896-1900 to full in gaps) (thanks to Debbie Pledge) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/newspaper-bmd
2 Dec 2023 Added another batch of transcripts from the Guardians of the Poor Minute Books from Feb 1816 to Mar 1816 (thanks to Lesley Wood) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/gotp_payments
2 Dec 2023 Added another batch of transcripts from the Guardians of the Poor Minute Books from Nov 1843 to Mar 1844 (thanks to Rosemary Stewart) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/gotp_payments
1 Dec 2023 Amended and updated entries for Sandown Christ Church burials (Section 5) (carried on from Sections 1 to 4) (thanks to Sue Samways) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/burials
1 Dec 2023 Added / updated entries for William Westmore and William Henry Westmore (WW I Army service) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/warservice
22 Nov 2023 Added another batch of transcripts from the Guardians of the Poor Minute Books from August 1846 to April 1847 (thanks to Derek Osbourn) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/gotp_payments
     

Web pages

23 Feb 2024 Added the freefind.com search facility to enable the website content to be searched (not the underlying databases or Journals) - this can be found under the ABOUT menu item https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/site-search
30 Jan 2024 Added a wedding photo for identification (attended by TRICKETT family members) (thanks to Ann Trickett) https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/photo-identification
10 Jan 2024

Added a link to our YouTube channel which contains a few of our presentations converted to video https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/iwfhs-youtube-channel
19 Dec 2023 Note that there is now a warning message about ordering Birth Certificates from the local Isle of Wight Registrars - the Mother's FULL name is now a requirement, but there is still a "not known" option https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/databases/bmd/births
29 Nov 2023 Added the ATTRILL family pages derived from the website created by Robin LEWIN https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/attrill-family-information
29 Nov 2023 Added Navy List 1891 Index and Army List 1895 Index created originally by D J Quigley in the 1990s https://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/old-isle-of-wight-books-and-guides

Library acquisitions

2023 Brading Heroes by Elizabeth Manning, 2023 Request at HRC (currently with Geoff Allan)