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

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.


16 Feb 2019 : the current (No 132, Feb 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)

4 Mar 2019
7 pm for 7.30 pm
Heritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ER
Northwood House
Speaker : Tim Wander
Tim has extensive knowledge of the history of the House, but will probably digress as well ...

More news : 14 Feb 2019
The password for the 'Members only' sections of the website has been changed. The password is given in the latest Journal or was sent to members who receive an eJournal subscription. If you have not yet renewed your subscription please do so to continue taking advantage of the 'Members only' information.
Membership Renewals
More news : 1 Feb 2019
Birth Marriage and Death Certificates : the price of certified copies of these certificates will rise on 16 Feb 2019 to £11. This applies both to the GRO and Local Registrar services. At the same time, links from our BMD system to the Isle of Wight Council online ordering service will come into action.
IoW Council Registration Service
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