Trace your Isle of Wight ancestors, family history, genealogy local history and more with these online resources and records.
BMDs 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)
- Isle of Wight Poll Book
A list of names and addresses of those registered to vote taken on the 10th June 1870.
- Alehouse Licences Between 1766-1819
View the names of those who received Poor Law relief for the years 1868, 1878, and 1882. You’ll be able to see the names of individuals, their place of residence and their age. Filter the records by parish, surname or date.
- 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.
Photos & Postcards
- Isle of Wight Historic Postcards
- Isle of Wight Photographers
A database of photographers offering services between 1840-1940
- Isle of Wight Family History Society
The society has many databases online including BMD indexes, monumental inscriptions, war service records, strays and many more.