News Digest

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
11 Mar 2019We 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 is on 19th March at Freshwater Parish hall at 11.00 am.Geoff Allan, ChairmanProfile of Dina Broughton
08 Mar 2019IWFHS AGM 2019The 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.Geoff Allan - ChairmanIWFHS AGM 2019 Notification
14 Feb 2019IWFHS Members only password changesThe password for the 'Members only' sections of the website has been changed. The password is given in the latest Journal or was sent to members who receive an eJournal subscription. If you have not yet renewed your subscription please do so to continue taking advantage of the 'Members only' information.Geoff Allan - WebmasterMembership Renewals
01 Feb 2019IWFHS Website linksBirth Marriage and Death Certificates : the price of certified copies of these certificates will rise on 16 Feb 2019 to £11. This applies both to the GRO and Local Registrar services. At the same time, links from our BMD system to the Isle of Wight Council online ordering service will come into action.Local RegistrarIoW Council Registration Service
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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