23 Mar 2019
WW I Centenary : War related deaths : No Island people died on this day in 1919
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.


23 Mar 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)

1 Apr 2019
7 pm for 7.30 pm
Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR
Brading Community Archive Group
Speaker : Dr Ruth Waller
A progress report on this Group and their work, having gained HLF funding

More news : 11 Mar 2019
We regret to announce the death, aged 94, of Dina Broughton, a long standing Member of the Society, a Vice-President, and the founder of our website. Her funeral service was on 19th March at Freshwater Parish hall. We shall publish her obituary in the May Journal.
Profile of Dina Broughton
More news : 8 Mar 2019
The Society's AGM will take place during the Conference on 4 May 2019. Any proposals and nominations for Society Officers, or committee members must be received 28 days prior to this. To date we have nominations for Society officers, committee members and President. No proposals have been received so far at this date.
IWFHS AGM 2019 Notification
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