Isle of Wight Family History

Trace your Isle of Wight ancestors, family history, genealogy local history and more with these online resources and records.

Births, Marriages, Deaths, Burials and Parish records

BMD Indexes
Registered births, marriages and deaths 1837-2010

Marriage Register Index 1837-1900
These indices are arranged by (1) surname of bride (2) surname of groom and include Christian name, year, date and place (parish). These files are PDF and are around 500 pages in length.

Northwood Cemetery Burial Records

Ryde Cemetery Burial Database
The Ryde Cemetery Database contains the transcription of almost 13,000 records of individual burials. There a 5 ways to search for burial records on the site, making it very easy.

Shalfleet Parish Records
This a project to transcribe Shalfleet Parish Records from around 1604 (Marriages), 1607 (Baptisms) and 1620 (Burials), these are the earliest registers available, until 1837.

Workhouse (House of Industry) Burials 1783-1866 (PDF)

Census Records

1841 Isle of Wight Census
A PDF document with surnames listed alphabetically.

Census Strays Index

Military Records

Isle of Wight War Memorials Index

Photos & Postcards

Isle of Wight Historic Postcards

Ryde Historical Photos & Postcards

Isle of Wight Photographers
A database of photographers offering services between 1840-1940

Newspaper Archives

The County Press Archive
You can now access more than 6,500 editions of the County Press online and search for articles by keywords and dates.


Alehouse Licences Between 1766 – 1819