Isle of Wight Family History

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

BMDs and Parish Records

Census Records

Electoral Registers

Historical Directories

These online books have details of businesses and residents listed within town and villages, alphabetically.

Military Records


  • Alehouse Licences Between 1766-1819
  • Paupers
    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.

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.

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