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Entries are given in reverse chronological order. Some entries, which are time dependent are 'aged off' as appropriate, to avoid the list becoming too long. Other entries are removed when no longer relevant or current.

Date PostedCategoryNews itemContributorLink
17 Nov 2018IWFHS Heritage Resource Centre HERITAGE RESOURCE CENTRE
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CLOSURE
Please note that we shall be open as usual on Saturday the 22nd December, then closed over Christmas and New Year. The first day we shall be open in the New Year will be Tuesday 8th January. If you are planning to visit us between these dates, it may be possible to open by special request. Please contact Hazel Pullen if this is the case.
HRC ManagerHeritage Resource Centre
12 Oct 2018IWFHS Website linksWe have added Indexes to Patients being treated at the National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, (NHDC) at Ventnor, in the late 19th to early 20th century. Thanks to the County Record Office for permission to extract data from these records. (currently a work in progress by our volunteer, Shani Watts)NHDC staffSearchable Index Database of Patient records
23 Aug 2018IWFHS Website linksWe have added links to the Isle of Wight Council, Bereavement Services, searchable database of Burials in Council Cemeteries and Cremations. Note that there is a £3.00 fee to download register pages. IW Council Bereavement ServicesSearchable Database of Burials and Cremations
21 Apr 2018IWFHS Website changesWe have added an Article explaining the use of DNA in family history research, and assessing whether the population of the Isle of Wight has a distinct DNA Profile. This has been prepared for us by Member Dr. Steve Stotesbury.Dr Steve StotesburyDNA in family history

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