Today's date is 23 Nov 2017
WW I Centenary : War related deaths : 2 Island people died on this day in 1917
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WW II 75th Anniversary : War related deaths : 2 Island people died on this day in 1942
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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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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.


1 Nov 2017 : the current (No 127, Nov 2017) 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

Nov 2017
The Third Battle of Gaza : on the 1st-2nd November 1917, 100 years ago this month, the Third Battle of Gaza took place between British and Ottoman forces in Palestine. The Isle of Wight Rifles were heavily involved, suffering over 70 deaths and many more wounded. Our 'Died on this Day' feature names those killed.

Next Meeting(s)

4 Dec 2017
7 pm for 7.30 pm
Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR
Heralding the Heritage Resource Centre
Speaker : John Pullen and Jon Matthews of the Friends of Northwood Cemetery
A look at how the Northwood Cemetery restoration project has progressed to completion, and a view of what is on offer there.

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