The Isle of Wight Family History Society is for all those who want to research their ancestors.
Members include people with island ancestry who live on the UK mainland or elsewhere in the world as well as those who live on the Isle of Wight but whose families came from elsewhere. The experience and knowledge of our members range from those just starting their researches to those who have over 30 or 40 years experience - one of the aims of the Society is to share the experience to help those just starting.
If you are just starting your researches, then there are a number of sources for beginners. Many of these are subscription sites which offer free short term subscriptions before you commit. We do not have any commercial relationships with these organisations.
6 Dec 2023
THe Di Harding Awards for 2023
We now have the results of the Di Harding Awards for 2023 All the prizewinners have been notified and the results can be found at...Read more...
5 Dec 2023
Christmas and New Year 2023-4 Closures
Special closure - in order for us to attend a retirement function, we shall not be open on Tuesday 12 December 2023. We will be...Read more...
29 Nov 2023
Attrill family information
We have recreated some of the ATTRILL family information compiled by the late Robin LEWIN and retrieved from the Internet Wayback machine snapshots. This is...Read more...
8 Jan 2024
The history of the "Mary Rose" and its sinking
An account of the history of Henry VIII's warship the "Mary Rose" and the circumstances of its sinking. Note the date for this - the...View Event
5 Feb 2024
A talk by Dr Kevin Towner - Niton to Niton Street, John Humber and his extended family.
Kevin Towner will be presenting a talk entitled "Niton to Niton Street, John Humber and his extended family"View Event
4 Mar 2024
Scouting on the Isle of Wight
Barry Groves, of the Isle of Wight Scouts Heritage Group, will give a talk on some aspects of the Island Scouts. We are still awaiting...View Event
More details can be be found on our
'About the Society' web page.
The Society was formed in 1985 and offers members:
- 4x 64 page information packed journals per year (either printed or an eJournal, depending on type of membership)
- Monthly meetings with guest speakers (except May, June and August)
- A One Day Conference with guest speakers (in May)
- An organised visit to an Island place of historical interest (in June)
- A Members Area on the website which includes a number of databases and a Journal archive
- A way to connect with other family historians and those of your family name worldwide
- A Facebook group (which is also open to non-members)