Newspaper BMD Announcements

Newspaper BMD Announcements - click to search
This searchable index contains the names recorded from newspaper announcements of Births, Marriages and Deaths.

You will need to enter the user name (iowfhs) and the current password, in order to search these indexes. The password is changed in February each year and is given in the current Journal sent to paid up Members with full membership, or available as an eJournal on this website.

The index has been derived from notices published in the following newspapers :

Isle of Wight Observer 1852 - 1900 (first published in Ryde on 25 Sep 1852, and therefore heavily weighted towards Ryde events) (sourced from British Library Newspapers Online / Findmypast)

Isle of Wight County Press (published in Newport)

The Indexing project is a continuing project, and not all announcements have yet been transcribed. There are some gaps in the coverage of the IoW Observer (i.e. certain editions are missing from the BL Newspapers Online site), and only a few IoW County Press announcements have been transcribed.

Click Full Coverage to see which editions have had their notices transcribed.

Only notices for events which occurred on the Isle of Wight appear in this Index. For events which occurred elsewhere, and which feature people connected with the Isle of Wight, see our Strays databases

We are indebted to the following individuals who have helped in the transcriptions :

Alan Munford
Veronica Hattersley
Jean Kennett
Chris Hawkes
Gill Hall
Ann Barrett (Ryde Cemetery burial information)

Newspaper Reports : Funerals, Inquests, Trials, Marriages etc

Members can search all the reports held in this section.
Newspaper Reports - click to search
Non-Members can search reports which have been made publicly available - these are, for the most part, Prison Inquest reports where the subject was a non-Islander.
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This searchable index contains the names recorded from newspaper reports of significant events such as Funerals, Inquests, Trials, Marriages, etc.

The index has been derived from notices published in the following newspapers :

Isle of Wight Observer 1852 - 1900 (first published in Ryde on 25 Sep 1852, and therefore heavily weighted towards Ryde events) (sourced from British Library Newspapers Online / Findmypast)

Isle of Wight County Press (published in Newport)

Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle

See also the Notes and Explanation regarding Coroner's Expenses

We are indebted to the following individuals who have helped in the transcriptions :

Tony Bevis
Caroline Dudley

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