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 - see this Message from Jon Matthews on how to get going.
28 Nov 2020
Covid-19 / Coronavirus situation
Unfortunately we have to re-impose the restrictions on opening the Heritage Resource Centre, following Government guidelines. In addition we cannot hold any meetings where there...Read more...
27 Nov 2020
Need Help with this Site or with your Membership?
Need Help with this Site or with your membership? We have been working hard this month to answer your questions regarding our new site and...Read more...
13 Nov 2020
Di Harding Award 2020
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Di Harding Award for 2020. Details can be found on the Award page. Congratulations to all...Read more...
7 Dec 2020
To be advised
All our monthly meetings have been postponed or cancelled awaiting the outcome of more information on meeting regulations.View Event
1 Jan 2021
FHF 1939 Register Podcast
The Family History Federation are starting to produce podcasts which are available to hear on their website - see the 'Ask the Federation' pages. September...View Event
5 Jun 2021
Preliminary notice of a walk and talk on the history of the Fort and other structures on Culver Down, guided by Tim Wander. Maybe lunch...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)