18 November 2013

Isle of Wight records

Those with ancestors who lived on the Isle of Wight will not want to miss the online resources provided by The Isle of Wight Family History Society.

Indexes for all births, marriages and deaths registered on the island from 1837 to 2010 have been transcribed by society members from information provided by the Isle of Wight Record Office. Births usually include the mother's maiden name, marriages identify the spouse, deaths include age and sometimes a woman's maiden name.
A database of monumental inscriptions gives name, date and place of death and burial, and an age estimate, but not the text of the MI in the samples I examined.
A small database of census strays includes those found in other locations with an IOW connection.
Finally there's an index of "names recorded on Isle of Wight War Memorials, Rolls of Honour, and Commonwealth War Graves of service men and women buried in Island churchyards and cemeteries. It also records the names of wartime casualties where these are given on additional inscriptions on gravestones."
The IOWFHS is quite active with many other resources of interest posted for all to view, and more available to members.


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