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Entries are given in reverse chronological order. Some entries, e.g. Help Wanted, which change frequently are 'aged off' after about a month, to avoid the list becoming too long. Other entries are removed when no longer relevant or current.

DateWeb PageContributorDescriptionMore Details
20 Feb 2020Pedigree IndexPedigree Index ManagerIndex of entries in Pedigree Index (usually updated annually) Page last updated
20 Feb 2020Help wanted - HENLEY, RobertBob FowlerHelp wanted on HENLEY, Robert
08 Feb 2020 Wootton, St Edmund's Church - Memorial InscriptionsGeoff AllanAdded entries for the Memorial Inscriptions within Wootton, St Edmund's Church
03 Feb 2020Members' Only - Guardians of the Poor MinutesGeoff Allan / Antony Barton and Volunteer teamMore records added from the transcriptions of the Minute books of the Guardians of the Poor 1778 - 1833 Databases updated
01 Feb 2020Help wanted - Tennant familyRobert TennantHelp wanted on Tennant family
26 Jan 2020Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SQUYER, William from 1533
26 Jan 2020Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COLEMAN, Richard from 1649
24 Jan 2020nch/nch_search_1_sort.htmlAntony Barton / Shani WattsAdded a further batch of 108 index records from the Patient Records from the National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest
23 Jan 2020Help wanted - Westmore LimitedMartin HuntHelp wanted on Westmore Limited
07 Jan 2020Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WALTON, Isaac from 1781
07 Jan 2020Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DEACON, Richard from 1666
07 Jan 2020Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - THERLE, Thomas from 1659
07 Jan 2020Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COOKE, Richard from 1561
07 Jan 2020Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - RAWLYN, John from 22 Jun 1553
07 Jan 2020Help wanted - Wadham family photosJohn WadhamHelp wanted on Wadham family photos
09 Dec 2019Help wanted - Prince of Wales Hotel, East CowesDave GooddayHelp wanted on Prince of Wales Hotel, East Cowes
05 Dec 2019Wills TranscriptionsJon HorridgeWill Transcription added for : - KEMP, Thomas from 1858
05 Dec 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnn RyderWill Transcription added for : - , from 10 Jun 1874
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - TAYLER, William from 1657
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - KNOWLES, John from 1658
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - JOHNSON, Jane from 1654
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CURLE, Thomas from 1541
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - FLEMYNG, John from 1535
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BURROUGH, Thomas from 1664
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HENNING, Robert from 1631
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WILKINSON, Ann from 1781
25 Nov 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WORSLEY, Thomas from 1640
07 Nov 2019Brett familyMorris WaddsAdded family information for Harriet Ada BRETT (née GARRETT), born in Ryde, emigrated to British Columbia, Canada.
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DILLINGTON, Anthony from 1587
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - LEGG, William from 1583
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - PEDDER, Thomas from 1657
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - PUNCH, Elizabeth from 1656
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CHEKE, Thomas from 1618
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SKERRILL, Elinor from 1658
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WILKINS, Richard from 1655
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WEECKES, Robert from 1789
18 Oct 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HEATH, Thomas from 1640
27 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COOPER, Nicholas from 1750
27 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - LEGGE, Thomas from 1631
27 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - FURBER, William from 1603
27 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ALLMAN, Andrew from 1584
27 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BOOKER, Thomas from 1658
27 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DILLINGTON, Tristram from 1593
26 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GIRLINGE, Elizabeth from 1562
23 Sep 2019 Brading, St Mary's Church - Memorial InscriptionsGeoff AllanAdded entries for the Memorial Inscriptions within Brading, St Mary's Church
03 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WARD, Thomas from 1692
03 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - URRY, Robert from 1657
03 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - KEMPE, John from 1587
03 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - EARLISMAN, Jane from 1601
03 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WILKINS, Richard from 1654
03 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CHAMPION, Richard from 1656
03 Sep 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CAWES, Dority from 1668
28 Aug 2019Help wanted - BATES and BLORE familiesVal MontagueHelp wanted on BATES and BLORE families
14 Aug 2019Bembridge, Holy Trinity Church - Memorial InscriptionsGeoff AllanAdded entries for the Memorial Inscriptions within Bembridge, Holy Trinity Church
14 Aug 2019Help wanted - WOODHOUSE, Jack EricAndrea BallantineHelp wanted on WOODHOUSE, Jack Eric
06 Aug 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SHALLE, John from 1646
06 Aug 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DENHAM, William from 1657
06 Aug 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ROGERS, William from 1778
06 Aug 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MEW, Thomas from 1658
06 Aug 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - LEIGH, Anthony from 1658
06 Aug 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - FREEMAN, George from 1670
06 Aug 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - LEGG, Jane from 1660
26 Jun 2019Members' Only - Guardians of the Poor MinutesGeoff Allan / Antony Barton and Volunteer teamMore records added from the transcriptions of the Minute books of the Guardians of the Poor 1778 - 1820 Databases updated
26 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WINNER, Henry from 1655
26 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SHIPWARD, George from 1640
26 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - YONGE, John from 1654
26 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WALL, John from 1679
26 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - NEWLAND, Thomas from 1658
26 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - EARLISMAN, John from 1599
26 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CREW, Robert from 1658
26 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - URRY, Thomas from 1697
20 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DAYE, Elizabeth from 1620
20 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HARBERT, William from 1673
20 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - OGLANDER, James from 1647
20 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SMITH, Willima from 1658
20 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GLADHOUSE, Joane from 1658
20 Jun 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BENTFORD, John from 1586
11 Jun 2019Help wanted - MasonAnn WIlsonHelp wanted on Mason
28 May 2019Sandown Christ Church - Memorial InscriptionsGeoff AllanAdded entries for the Memorial Inscriptions within Sandown Christ Church
20 May 2019Newport Methodist Church - Memorial InscriptionsGeoff AllanAdded entries for the Memorial Inscriptions within Newport Methodist Church, (Bible Christian)
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COOKE, William from 1654
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SEARLE, John from 1605
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SEARLE, John from 1605
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BYLES, Tomas from 1654
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - STANSBY, John from 1681
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GILBERT, James from 1641
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - KEELING, William from 1620
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - TEMPLE, Robert from 1657
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WRIGHT, John from 1652
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - JONES, Elizabeth from 1651
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CURLE, Henry from 1567
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BUDDEN, Thomas from 1650
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SEWELL, John from 1759
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ORCHARD, Richard from 1752
13 May 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ODSON, Elizabeth from 1657
03 Apr 2019Help wanted - 66 High Street, Newport - Reynolds butxchersChris HannHelp wanted on 66 High Street, Newport - Reynolds butxchers
01 Apr 2019Help wanted - Cottages in Shanklin and St HelensTony Miles-ProutenHelp wanted on Cottages in Shanklin and St Helens
21 Mar 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - JERVIS, Richard from 1645
21 Mar 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COOKE, Robert from 1663
21 Mar 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GARDE, Peter from 1646
21 Mar 2019Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ROGERS, Robert from 1687
08 Jun 2017Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Kåre ErikssonAdded a further 6 Images from the 'Guy - Military Album' - postcards from WW I of the Guy family of Arreton, and friends and acquaintances * UPDATED Album *
10 Oct 2016Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / donation by Gwen BowenA set of Island postcards typical of those sent in the first half of the 20th century. Medley's stores, Bonchurch* NEW Album *
10 Aug 2016Websites - GeneralWebmasterUseful websites - General (updated infrequently)

Added link to two websites indexing Australian convicts
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30 Mar 2016Monumental Inscriptions CoverageWebmaster (transcription by Di Hayter)Monumental Inscriptions Coverage - added pre-1901 transcriptions for Godshill : All Saints Church Page last updated
10 Dec 2015Help OfferedRobert BlakeyHelp Offered - Family tree relating to Dora Mary BABBIDGE Page last updated
09 Feb 2015Programme and MeetingsWebmasterProgramme and Meetings - added forthcoming meetings for this year (with many still to be firmed up) Page last updated
02 Feb 2015Websites - MembersWebmasterUseful websites - Members - added link to the DOWNER family website created by Amy Wiles Page last updated
16 Jan 2015Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Kevin MurphyImages from an Autograph Album that probably belonged to a member of the Terry family, 1926 - 30 * NEW Album *
03 Dec 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan Images from an Anonymous Photo Album, with views of Ventnor and Cowes, 1935-36 * NEW Album *
03 Dec 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan Images from an Anonymous Photo Album, with views of Shanklin and other Island locations, 1929 * NEW Album *
27 Nov 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Kåre ErikssonImages from the 'Guy - Family and Friends Album' - postcards from 1911-1925 of the Guy family of Arreton, and friends and acquaintances. includes many photos of members of the St John's Athletics Club of Newport. * NEW Album *
24 Nov 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Kåre ErikssonImages from the 'Guy - Military Album' - postcards from WW I of the Guy family of Arreton, and friends and acquaintances * NEW Album *
19 Nov 2014Help OfferedPeter Austin-SmithHelp Offered - lookup in Harvey's Almanac, Sandown c 1903 Page last updated
16 Nov 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Ainsley AlexanderImages from 'Amy's Autograph Album' - i.e. Amy Adelaide Coombes, of Ryde * NEW Section *
24 Oct 2014Photograph and Autograph AlbumsGeoff Allan / Eileen ClarkImages from 'Fan's Autograph Album' * NEW Section *
04 Oct 2014Memorial Inscriptions in Churches, ChapelsWebmasterMemorial Inscriptions in Churches, Chapels
Added St Mary's Church, Cowes
(entries are infrequently updated)
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29 Sep 2014Memorial Inscriptions in Churches, ChapelsWebmasterMemorial Inscriptions in Churches, Chapels
Added Holy Trinity Church, Cowes
(entries are infrequently updated)
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24 Sep 2014Monumental Inscriptions IndexWebmasterIndexes of Monumental Inscriptions in Churchyards - added 74 photos naming 116 individuals at Totland : St Saviour's RC Church burial ground : also added 30 photos naming 42 individuals at Thorley : St Swithin's Churchyard. (entries frequently updated) Page last updated
12 Sep 2014Memorial Inscriptions in Churches, ChapelsWebmasterMemorial Inscriptions in Churches, Chapels
Added St James's Church, Ryde
(entries are infrequently updated)
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10 Sep 2014War Memorials IndexWebmasterAdded names from the Sep / Oct 1914 Listings of the "Island Roll of Honour" in the IW County Press.
Index of entries on War Memorials (entries are frequently updated)
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03 Sep 2014Ventnor (Ashdown Collection)Mark Ashdownadded Ventnor (Ashdown Collection) to Photo Galleries Page last updated
29 Aug 2014Memorial Inscriptions in Churches, ChapelsWebmasterMemorial Inscriptions in Churches, Chapels
Added St Saviour's R.C. Church, Totland Bay
(entries are infrequently updated)
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27 Aug 2014Site UpdatesWebmasterSite Updates (this page) Page last updated
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31 May 2014About the SocietyWebmasterAbout the Society Page last updated
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