21 May 2019
WW I Centenary : War related deaths : No Island people died on this day in 1919
WW II 75th Anniversary : War related deaths : 1 Island person died on this day in 1944
Click this link WW II deaths on this day for details

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.


21 May 2019 : the current (No 133, May 2019) 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)

1 Jun 2019
12.30 pm for 1 pm
Brading, PO36 0DL
Brading Town walk
Speaker : Dr Ruth Waller and Chris & Pam Ball
Ruth's guided tour of Brading will take in the Old Town Hall followed by a town walk with Chris and Pam Ball, finishing up at the Rectory Mansions for refreshments. Meet at St Mary's Church at 12.30. Pay and Display car park nearby.

More news : 18 May 2019
The Minutes of the AGM on 4 May 2019, the Annual Report for 2018/19 and the Audited Accounts for 2018 have now been published on the website under the Members' Area (password required)
IWFHS AGM 2019 Documents
More news : 9 Apr 2019
1st June 2019 : the IWFHS Summer outing is on this day - we shall be visiting Brading.
Heritage Resource Centre
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