26 Apr 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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The IWFHS Facebook Group is open to all and members of the group freely exchange their knowledge and try to help one another.


26 Apr 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 May 2019
10 am to 5 pm
Newport Methodist Church and Hall, Quay Street, PO30 5BA
"They did their bit"
One Day Conference and Annual General Meeting.

Speaker : Speakers will include John Drewry, Barry Groves and Richard Smout
In WW I it was not just the soldiers sailors and airmen who did their bit. Our theme this year will focus on the others who contributed, including VAD nursing staff.
This entry is subject to change as we firm up on the date and venue for our 2019 conference.
1 Jun 2019
12.30 pm for 1 pm
Brading (meeting point to be advised)
Brading Town walk
Speaker : Dr Ruth Waller
We are awaiting details of Ruth's guided tour of Brading. Meet at Old Town Hall at 12.30.

More news : 9 Apr 2019
20th April 2019 (Easter Saturday)
4th May 2019 : the IWFHS holds its AGM and One Day Conference on this day, and therefore we cannot be present at the HRC.
1st June 2019 : the IWFHS Summer outing is on this day - we shall be visiting Brading.
Heritage Resource Centre
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. We have nominations for Society officers (Geoff Allan, Hazel Pullen, Sally McConkey, Gill Glasbey), committee members (Pete Spencer, Sharon Beddard, Mike Hoar and Dean Bagwell) and President (Jon Matthews). No proposals or motions have been received.
IWFHS AGM 2019 Notification
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