Searchable Databases

We have a number of searchable databases on this website as listed below.

Members of the Society can access all of the databases using their password where necessary. Any member having problems accessing the 'Members Area' should contact either the Membership Secretary or Webmaster.

Non-members can only access the index pages and the 'Open to all' databases identified. Details of membership and application forms are on the 'Become a member' page.

The 'Quick Search' on the home page will show the number of records for a family name in each database.

Index to other searchable resources [not provided by IWFHS].

Resource Index Page Open to all Members only Description
Isle of Wight BMD Index Page Births   Civil Registration of Birth, Marriages and Deaths on the Isle of Wight 1837 - 2010 - complied by iwfhs volunteers from the Registers held by the IW Registrars Office.
Marriages
Deaths
Monumental Inscriptions   Search   Transcriptions of Churchyard inscriptions and Church Burial Registers.
Census Strays Search   Search   Selected Census entries for people born on the Island recorded in other counties
Other Strays Search   Search   Selected vital event entries for Islanders recorded in other counties
War Memorials Index   Search   Personal names appearing on Isle of Wight War Memorials (based on IW Memorials and Monuments website)
Newport 1855/56 Voters Lists   Search   Lists of Voters in the Borough of Newport, according to property qualifiication, or Freemen
         
IW County Records Office Burials Index page   Search Transcriptions from the Record Office Personal names Index for Burials 1537 - 1900
Parish Registers Baptisms 1537 - 1837 Index page   Search Details of Parish Register transcriptions
Parish Registers Banns 1537 - 1837 Index page   Search Details of Parish Register transcriptions
Parish Registers Marriages 1537 - 1837 Index page   Search Details of Parish Register transcriptions
Parish Registers Burials 1537 - 1892 Index page   Search Details of Parish Register transcriptions
RO Guardians of the Poor - Minute Books   Records of Weekly meetings to disburse out relief
RO Guardians of the Poor - Lists of Paupers   Quarterly returns of payments made to Paupers
Newspaper BMD Announcements 1853 - 1900 Index page   Search Notices from IW Observer 1853 - 1900 and various other publications
Newspaper Reports Reports of Inquests, Trials, Marriages etc
Wills Transcriptions   A small selection of transcriptions of Wills from the 17th and 18th Centuries
School Log Records 1895 - 1914   Search At present we have the records for Parkhurst/Hunnyhill School (subject to 100 year closure)