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Entries are given in reverse chronological order. Some entries, e.g. Help Wanted, which change frequently are 'aged off' after about a month, to avoid the list becoming too long. Other entries are removed when no longer relevant or current.

DateWeb PageContributorDescriptionMore Details
16 Oct 2018Help wanted - KING or WARDPeter ColstonHelp wanted on KING or WARD
06 Oct 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SERLE, Thomas from 1776
06 Oct 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MAYNARD, Anthony from 1657
06 Oct 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ERNLE, Richard from 1607
06 Oct 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - PAYNE, Andrewe from 1524
02 Oct 2018Members' Only - Guardians of the Poor MinutesGeoff Allan / Antony Barton and Volunteer teamMore records added from the transcriptions of the Minute books of the Guardians of the Poor 1778 - 1820 Databases updated
31 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COOKE, Catherine from 1781
31 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MAYNARD, Robert from 1668
31 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - TRATTLE, Elizabeth from 1770
31 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BROADE, William from 1627
31 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CHAMBERLAYNE, Elizabeth from 1767
31 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - JARRETT, Richard from 1650
31 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WATERMAN, Elizabeth from 1767
31 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HOLMES, Catherine from 1784
27 Aug 2018Help wanted - PEEL, James AbrahamVerity FergusonHelp wanted on PEEL, James Abraham
27 Aug 2018Help wanted - Church Outing 1910Barry FryHelp wanted on Church Outing 1910
11 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WALLER, James from 1708
11 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - URRY, Walter from 1735
11 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HOLMES, Margaret from 1783
11 Aug 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BALLARD, Philip from 1766
05 Jul 2018Photo IdentificationDavid RussellPhoto Identification - Norris family Page last updated
26 Jun 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BARTON, George from 1788
26 Jun 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - EYRE, John from 1653
26 Jun 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - REDSTONE, Sarah from 1787
26 Jun 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - EDWARDS, John from 1654
26 Jun 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WATERTON, Robert from 1648
26 Jun 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BROAD, Richard from 1628
26 Jun 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HARVEY, Ralph from 1654
20 Jun 2018Website - Isle of WightGeoff AllanAdded link to the Newport Historical website giving the history of the streets of Newport, Isle of Wight
11 May 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - PORTER, William from 1536
11 May 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HAYSHAM, Robert from 1732
11 May 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - NEWLAND, Henry Holt from 1745
11 May 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - REDSTON, Loving from 1765
11 May 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SMITH, John from 1710
11 May 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DELGARNO, John from 1761
03 May 2018Help wanted - CHURCHER, Charles RobertKeith QuickHelp wanted on CHURCHER, Charles Robert
27 Apr 2018Help wanted - MARSHALL, JamesAlan FreestoneHelp wanted on MARSHALL, James
22 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GUMM, Ann from 1791
22 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HOLMES, Cordelia from 1771
22 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DAVIS, Mary from 1727
22 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - NEWLANDS, William from 1660
22 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BRACKLEY, Robert from 1568
08 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsMalcolm HymanWill Transcription added for : - LININGTON, John from
08 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsMalcolm HymanWill Transcription added for : - LININGTON, John from
08 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsMalcolm HymanWill Transcription added for : - HAYLES, William from
08 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MEW, Benjamin from 1851
08 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HADDON, John from 1817
08 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HASKOLL, Thomas James from 1810
08 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CLARKE, John from 1792
08 Apr 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HASKOLL, James from 1789
07 Apr 2018Pedigree IndexPedigree Index ManagerIndex of entries in Pedigree Index (usually updated annually) Page last updated
09 Mar 2018Help wanted - PRINCE alias SALTERRob PrinceHelp wanted on PRINCE alias SALTER
07 Mar 2018HoI Apprentices Search PageDon Hayward / Geoff AllanA set of data from Records of people apprenticed out from the House of Industry. Requires members' password.
24 Feb 2018Help wanted - BURTON, ThomasLesley StoreyHelp wanted on BURTON, Thomas
23 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - EDEN ALIAS SAMPSON, Richard from 1624
17 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HADDON, Harry from 1807
17 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GUMM, James from 1788
17 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WELLMAN, James from 1787
17 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BROWN, Mary from 1782
17 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - POTNAULE, William from 1597
07 Feb 2018Help wanted - MARSH, RichardTed ShirleyHelp wanted on MARSH, Richard
01 Feb 2018Help wanted - Grant, HarryJohn MosesHelp wanted on Grant, Harry
01 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SAINT LOW, Margaret from 1646
01 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SMITH, Martha from 1799
01 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - EAMES, Robert William from 1849
01 Feb 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SERLE, Nicholas from 1635
21 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - EDWARDS, Samuel from 1751
21 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - JEFFERY, John from 1658
21 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - RYCE, Thomas from 1559
21 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ROGERS, Elizabeth from 1788
08 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - NEWLAND, John from 1625
08 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - TRICKETT, Richard from 1654
08 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - LANGFORD, William from 1639
08 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - RIDDICK, John from 1782
08 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WARDER, Robert from 1656
08 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CURRAGE, Robert from 1657
08 Jan 2018Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DILLINGTON, Robert from 1689
07 Jan 2018Help wanted - COTTON, JohnNgaire ClarkeHelp wanted on COTTON, John
07 Jan 2018Help wanted - HOLLINSJean ThomassonHelp wanted on HOLLINS
11 Dec 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ELLICE, Robert from 1658
11 Dec 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HOLMES, James from 1771
04 Dec 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CLEADER, John from 1800
04 Dec 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SMITH, Sarah from 1799
04 Dec 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GOODALE, Bartholomew from 1628
27 Nov 2017Di Harding AwardWebmasterDi Harding Award (updated annually) Page last updated
22 Nov 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BRYERS, Edward from 1660
22 Nov 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MATHEWES, Robert from 1653
22 Nov 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - KINDE, John from 1725
10 Nov 2017Help wanted - CATHCART familyIan NelsonHelp wanted on CATHCART family
10 Nov 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BARTON, Julian from 1648
10 Nov 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - OGLANDER, John from 1710
06 Nov 2017RO Burials cardsAntony BartonAdded 800 entries from a burial register from Carisbrooke St Mary's Church related to interments at Carisbrooke (Mount Joy) Cemetery.
05 Nov 2017Help wanted - Parkhurst familyDavid ParkhurstHelp wanted on Parkhurst family
27 Oct 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CATER, Elizabeth from 1772
27 Oct 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BARTLETT, Anthony from 1649
27 Oct 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COOKE, Richard from 1791
27 Oct 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SERLE, Thomas from 1762
03 Sep 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - RIBOLEAU, Peter from 1848
08 Jun 2017Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Kåre ErikssonAdded a further 6 Images from the 'Guy - Military Album' - postcards from WW I of the Guy family of Arreton, and friends and acquaintances * UPDATED Album *
10 Oct 2016Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / donation by Gwen BowenA set of Island postcards typical of those sent in the first half of the 20th century. Medley's stores, Bonchurch* NEW Album *
10 Aug 2016Websites - GeneralWebmasterUseful websites - General (updated infrequently)

Added link to two websites indexing Australian convicts
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30 Mar 2016Monumental Inscriptions CoverageWebmaster (transcription by Di Hayter)Monumental Inscriptions Coverage - added pre-1901 transcriptions for Godshill : All Saints Church Page last updated
10 Dec 2015Help OfferedRobert BlakeyHelp Offered - Family tree relating to Dora Mary BABBIDGE Page last updated
09 Feb 2015Programme and MeetingsWebmasterProgramme and Meetings - added forthcoming meetings for this year (with many still to be firmed up) Page last updated
02 Feb 2015Websites - MembersWebmasterUseful websites - Members - added link to the DOWNER family website created by Amy Wiles Page last updated
16 Jan 2015Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Kevin MurphyImages from an Autograph Album that probably belonged to a member of the Terry family, 1926 - 30 * NEW Album *
03 Dec 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan Images from an Anonymous Photo Album, with views of Ventnor and Cowes, 1935-36 * NEW Album *
03 Dec 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan Images from an Anonymous Photo Album, with views of Shanklin and other Island locations, 1929 * NEW Album *
27 Nov 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Kåre ErikssonImages from the 'Guy - Family and Friends Album' - postcards from 1911-1925 of the Guy family of Arreton, and friends and acquaintances. includes many photos of members of the St John's Athletics Club of Newport. * NEW Album *
24 Nov 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Kåre ErikssonImages from the 'Guy - Military Album' - postcards from WW I of the Guy family of Arreton, and friends and acquaintances * NEW Album *
19 Nov 2014Help OfferedPeter Austin-SmithHelp Offered - lookup in Harvey's Almanac, Sandown c 1903 Page last updated
16 Nov 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Ainsley AlexanderImages from 'Amy's Autograph Album' - i.e. Amy Adelaide Coombes, of Ryde * NEW Section *
24 Oct 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Eileen ClarkImages from 'Fan's Autograph Album' * NEW Section *
04 Oct 2014Memorial Inscriptions in Churches, ChapelsWebmasterMemorial Inscriptions in Churches, Chapels
Added St Mary's Church, Cowes
(entries are infrequently updated)
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29 Sep 2014Memorial Inscriptions in Churches, ChapelsWebmasterMemorial Inscriptions in Churches, Chapels
Added Holy Trinity Church, Cowes
(entries are infrequently updated)
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24 Sep 2014Monumental Inscriptions IndexWebmasterIndexes of Monumental Inscriptions in Churchyards - added 74 photos naming 116 individuals at Totland : St Saviour's RC Church burial ground : also added 30 photos naming 42 individuals at Thorley : St Swithin's Churchyard. (entries frequently updated) Page last updated
24 Sep 2014Help WantedCarisbrooke Castle MuseumAdded Request re : Gilbert William Cooper (died in WW I)
12 Sep 2014Memorial Inscriptions in Churches, ChapelsWebmasterMemorial Inscriptions in Churches, Chapels
Added St James's Church, Ryde
(entries are infrequently updated)
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10 Sep 2014War Memorials IndexWebmasterAdded names from the Sep / Oct 1914 Listings of the "Island Roll of Honour" in the IW County Press.
Index of entries on War Memorials (entries are frequently updated)
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03 Sep 2014Ventnor (Ashdown Collection)Mark Ashdownadded Ventnor (Ashdown Collection) to Photo Galleries Page last updated
29 Aug 2014Memorial Inscriptions in Churches, ChapelsWebmasterMemorial Inscriptions in Churches, Chapels
Added St Saviour's R.C. Church, Totland Bay
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27 Aug 2014Site UpdatesWebmasterSite Updates (this page) Page last updated
26 Aug 2014NewsWebmasterIWFHS News Page last updated
04 Aug 2014HomeWebmasterHome page Page last updated
01 Aug 2014Members' InterestsPeter Spencerthis is updated on a frequent basis - generally weekly
30 Jul 2014JournalsWebmasterJournals (updated quarterly) Page last updated
31 May 2014About the SocietyWebmasterAbout the Society Page last updated
27 May 2014Members' AreaWebmasterMembers' Area Page last updated
08 May 2014Resource CentreWebmasterResource Centre - currently closed Page last updated
08 May 2014Contact UsWebmasterContact Us (usually updated annually) Page last updated
15 Mar 2014BMD IndexesWebmasterIndexes of Births. Marriages and Deaths Page last updated
19 Feb 2014Site MapWebmasterSite Map (updated infrequently) Page last updated
02 Jan 2014Other StraysWebmasterIndex of entries in Other Strays (entries are often updated) Page last updated
02 Jan 2014Churches, Chapels and CemeteriesAntony BartonChurches, Chapels and Cemeteries (entries are infrequently updated) Page last updated
19 Dec 2013Family pagesWebmasterFamily Pages (updated infrequently) Page last updated
06 Dec 2013Websites - Isle of WightWebmasterUseful websites - Isle of Wight (updated infrequently) Page last updated
05 Dec 2013Monumental Inscriptions CoverageWebmasterMonumental Inscriptions Coverage (entries are infrequently updated) Page last updated
29 Oct 2013Become a Member or RenewWebmasterBecome a Member (usually updated annually) Page last updated
14 Aug 2013Make ContactWebmasterMake Contact (with other researchers) (entries are infrequently updated) Page last updated
13 Jun 2013ConstitutionWebmasterConstitution Page last updated
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21 Feb 2013Census StraysWebmasterIndex of entries in Census Strays (entries are often updated) Page last updated
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29 Jan 2013IW County Record OfficeWebmasterIW County Record Office (updated infrequently) Page last updated
28 Jan 2013Isle of Wight Rifles PhotosWebmasterIsle of Wight Rifles Photos Page last updated
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