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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
27 Jun 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - VYNING, Elizabeth from 1653
27 Jun 2017RO Burials CardsTony Bevis with assistance from Antony BartonRO Burials Cards Project - added approx 330 entries representing the burials at Parkhurst Prison Burial Ground (inferred from Inquest reports)
27 Jun 2017All Saints' Church, Ryde - Memorial InscriptionsGeoff AllanAdded entries for the Memorial Inscriptions within All Saints' Church, Ryde
11 Jun 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COOKE, Benjamin from 1775
11 Jun 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WAY, William from 1798
08 Jun 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CURTIS, William from 1672
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 *
04 Jun 2017Help wanted - GILMORE, WilliamKim Willis-AustinHelp wanted on GILMORE, William
04 Jun 2017RO Burials CardsAntony BartonRO Burials Cards Project - added approx 1000 entries from the Carisbrooke St Mary's Church burial register (ca 1875-1882)
31 May 2017Members' 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 - 1814 Databases updated
31 May 2017Help wanted - TOOGOOD, Ann (nee Saunders)Pam ParkerHelp wanted on TOOGOOD, Ann (nee Saunders)
02 May 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MAN, Eustace from 1695
02 May 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WORSHAM, Robert from 1664
02 May 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GEBBERT, Mary from 1726
22 Apr 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - KIRKPATRICK, James from 1782
22 Apr 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COLMAN, Urry from 1775
14 Apr 2017Help wanted - Denness/Dennis/Denniss/DenysMike DennessHelp wanted on Denness/Dennis/Denniss/Denys
12 Apr 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - PYKE, George from 1750
29 Mar 2017Members' Only - List of PaupersGeoff Allan / Antony Barton and Volunteer teamMore records added from the transcriptions of the List of Paupers from 1870 Databases updated
28 Mar 2017Help wanted - OSBORN, GeorgeJohn WoodhamsHelp wanted on OSBORN, George
25 Mar 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - SKINNER, John from 1713
20 Mar 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MOUNCHER, Elizabeth from 1786
11 Mar 2017Photo IdentificationRay ProctorPhoto Identification - Proctor family Page last updated
09 Mar 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CHAPMAN, Mary from 1721
09 Mar 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - COOKE, Robert from 1673?
04 Mar 2017Help wanted - JACOBS, DanielTerry JacobsHelp wanted on JACOBS, Daniel
02 Mar 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WALL, John from 1669
28 Feb 2017Index to other searchable resourcesWebmasterAn Index to other searchable data related to the Isle of Wight, not provided by the IWFHS. Added links to the 1839 Vectis Directory (Internet Archive Books); and the 1841 Census transcription (made by the late Barry Hall) Page last updated
25 Feb 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WOOD, William from 1761
25 Feb 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CHEEK, Mary from 1789
25 Feb 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CHEEK, William from 1787
24 Feb 2017Photo Gallery - ShorwellJean KennettAdded a set of images of Shorwell village from about the 1910s Shorwell Village shop, with bakery and Five Bells Inn
13 Feb 2017Help wanted - HYDE familyMaria PayneHelp wanted on HYDE family
13 Feb 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MEWES, William from 1589
12 Feb 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DEA, William from 1653
10 Feb 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MARCER, William from 1800
06 Feb 2017Help wanted - WOODFORD, JamesRob TauskHelp wanted on WOODFORD, James
29 Jan 2017Help wanted - VECTA. A description of the Isle of Wight.Don SheldonHelp wanted on VECTA. A description of the Isle of Wight.
27 Jan 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HAYLES, John from 1786
27 Jan 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - PORTER, William from 1689
27 Jan 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - JUNINGE, Thomas from 1659
27 Jan 2017Monumental InscriptionsAntony BartonAdded entries for the burials at Colwell Bay : Baptist Church
14 Jan 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MEUX, Edward from 1664
14 Jan 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BUDDEN, Thomas from 1650
14 Jan 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - REDMAN, Thomas from 1629
14 Jan 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - JARMAN, William from 1645
14 Jan 2017Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HILL, Mary from 1794
09 Jan 2017Monumental InscriptionsAntony BartonAdded entries for the civil burials at Arreton : Gore Cemetery
16 Dec 2016Help wanted - de Fretwell MemorialJane MacfarlaneHelp wanted on de Fretwell Memorial
16 Dec 2016Members' 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 - 1811 Databases updated
09 Dec 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CURLE, William from 1655
08 Dec 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - DAMELIE, John from 1656
06 Dec 2016Help wanted - BRESHER, JosephNorman JohnsenHelp wanted on BRESHER, Joseph
01 Dec 2016Di Harding AwardWebmasterDi Harding Award (updated annually) Page last updated
01 Dec 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - RUSSELL, Richard from 1667
22 Nov 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - GARD, Peter from 1646
19 Nov 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MEUX, William from 1697
11 Nov 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnn RyderWill Transcription added for : - LACEY, Henry from 19 Apr 1876
04 Nov 2016Help wanted - Atherfield Farm and West Court, ShorwellRichard HealHelp wanted on Atherfield Farm and West Court, Shorwell
04 Nov 2016Help OfferedSarah SkeldonOffer of a Family Bible - THOMPSON - STAINER, married 1871 Ryde
01 Nov 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - URRY, William from 1694
01 Nov 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - CURLE, John from 1660
01 Nov 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - EYRE, Edward from 1645
21 Oct 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - MEUX, Henry from 1703
15 Oct 2016Help wanted - CUMMINS, WilliamAlison Graham-WellsHelp wanted on CUMMINS, William
12 Oct 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - HALL, Peter from 1793
12 Oct 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - ROGERS, John from 1653
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 *
28 Sep 2016Photo IdentificationBeulah Digger (née Cotton)Photo Identification - Cotton family ? Page last updated
28 Sep 2016Monumental InscriptionsAntony Barton and John EarleyAdded entries for the civil burials at Newchurch Parish Cemetery
20 Sep 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WORSLEY, Thomas from 1792
19 Sep 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BLACHFORD, Winifred from 1790
08 Sep 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - WEBSTER, John from 1792
24 Aug 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - TEMPLE, Dinah from 1791
22 Aug 2016Wills TranscriptionsAnne VinnicombeWill Transcription added for : - BRIGSTOCK, Thomas from 1792
19 Aug 2016Monumental InscriptionsAntony BartonAdded transcriptions of the visible grave markers at Godshill : Bridgecourt Cemetery Databases updated
15 Aug 2016Help wanted - EASON familyHeather Hill GibsonHelp wanted on EASON family
10 Aug 2016Websites - GeneralWebmasterUseful websites - General (updated infrequently)

Added link to two websites indexing Australian convicts
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10 Aug 2016Help wanted - LININGTON, ElizabethAndy WoodHelp wanted on LININGTON, Elizabeth
10 Aug 2016Help wanted - MOREY, JaneAndy WoodHelp wanted on MOREY, Jane
09 Aug 2016Help wanted - JONES, CharlesPeter JonesHelp wanted on JONES, Charles
26 Jul 2016St Helens Church Monumental InscriptionsAntony Barton37 images for Memorial tablets and windows at St Helens Church have now been added to the Church Memorials section. Thanks to Antony Barton.
23 Jul 2016Wills TranscriptsAnne VinnicombeOver 100 Will transcripts have now been added to the Wills database. Thanks to Anne Vinnicombe, Members can now view these Wills ranging from the 16th to the early 19th century.
23 Jul 2016Monumental InscriptionsAntony Barton and volunteersOver 1900 images for gravestones from St Helens Churchyard have now been added to the MI database. Thanks to Antony Barton and a team of volunteers, all website users can now view these entries ranging from the early 18th century to the present day.
04 Jul 2016Help offered - unwanted Death Certificates, BURT and MORRISJenny Hocking4 Death Certificates offered for BURT and MORRIS in 1849 - 1862 period
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
12 Jun 2015Pedigree IndexWebmasterIndex of entries in Pedigree Index (usually updated annually) 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
24 Sep 2014Help WantedCarisbrooke Castle MuseumAdded Request re : Gilbert William Cooper (died in WW I)
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
26 Aug 2014NewsWebmasterIWFHS News Page last updated
04 Aug 2014HomeWebmasterHome page Page last updated
01 Aug 2014Members' InterestsPeter Spencerthis is updated on a frequent basis - generally weekly
30 Jul 2014JournalsWebmasterJournals (updated quarterly) Page last updated
31 May 2014About the SocietyWebmasterAbout the Society Page last updated
27 May 2014Members' AreaWebmasterMembers' Area Page last updated
08 May 2014Resource CentreWebmasterResource Centre - currently closed Page last updated
08 May 2014Contact UsWebmasterContact Us (usually updated annually) Page last updated
15 Mar 2014BMD IndexesWebmasterIndexes of Births. Marriages and Deaths Page last updated
19 Feb 2014Site MapWebmasterSite Map (updated infrequently) Page last updated
02 Jan 2014Other StraysWebmasterIndex of entries in Other Strays (entries are often updated) Page last updated
02 Jan 2014Churches, Chapels and CemeteriesAntony BartonChurches, Chapels and Cemeteries (entries are infrequently updated) Page last updated
19 Dec 2013Family pagesWebmasterFamily Pages (updated infrequently) Page last updated
06 Dec 2013Websites - Isle of WightWebmasterUseful websites - Isle of Wight (updated infrequently) Page last updated
05 Dec 2013Monumental Inscriptions CoverageWebmasterMonumental Inscriptions Coverage (entries are infrequently updated) Page last updated
29 Oct 2013Become a Member or RenewWebmasterBecome a Member (usually updated annually) Page last updated
14 Aug 2013Make ContactWebmasterMake Contact (with other researchers) (entries are infrequently updated) Page last updated
13 Jun 2013ConstitutionWebmasterConstitution Page last updated
13 May 2013ArticlesWebmasterArticles (updated infrequently) Page last updated
21 Feb 2013Census StraysWebmasterIndex of entries in Census Strays (entries are often updated) Page last updated
31 Jan 2013MapsWebmasterMaps Page last updated
29 Jan 2013IW County Record OfficeWebmasterIW County Record Office (updated infrequently) Page last updated
28 Jan 2013Isle of Wight Rifles PhotosWebmasterIsle of Wight Rifles Photos Page last updated
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