of Wight, an island and unitary
authority, part of the historic county of Hampshire,
lying off the south coast of England, in the English Channel. The island
is separated from the mainland by a deep strait known as the Solent. The
Isle of Wight is a diamond-shaped island extending 22.5 miles (36 km)
from east to west and 13.5 miles (22 km) from north to south.
Administratively, the Isle of Wight comprises a unitary authority, with
its administrative centre at Newport.
(Source: Britannica.Com - click for entire article)
See also, Hampshire EnglandGenWeb Project
County Record Office
Isle of Wight Record Office
Tel: 01983 823820 or 01983 823821 Fax 01983 823820
Please visit the Isle of Wight Record Office Website for opening times, services, etc.
Southern Life's The Villages and Towns of the Isle of Wight
The workhouse in the Isle of Wight, the House of Industry
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites section for England - Hampshire
British Censuses from British-Genealogy.com
E-mail Mailing Lists
To subscribe to the Isle of Wight mailing list, send a new email to one of the list addresses below. Include the word "SUBSCRIBE" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message. Once you receive the welcome message, then send your query to Isle-of-Wight-L@rootsweb.com (You must be a subscriber to post to this list). It is FREE!
- ISLE-OF-WIGHT-L-REQUEST@rootsweb.com for the list mode
- ISLE-OF-WIGHT-D-REQUEST@rootsweb.com for the digest mode
To see if there has already been an answer to your query search the archives of the Isle of Wight list at RootsWeb Isle-of-Wight-L searchable archives or browse them at RootsWeb Isle-of-Wight-L threaded archives
There is also a mailinglist at British-Genealogy.com for Hampshire that also includes the Isle of Wight ENG-Hampshire
GenUKI-Isle of Wight
The GenUKI-Hampshire website contains a wealth of information on the county of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Please take a moment to visit this worthwhile website.
Government and Local Business
- Isle of Wight Council
- Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce
- Isle of Wight Natural History Centre
- The Isle of Wight County Press
- Isle of Wight Radio
- Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
- Isle of Wight Nostalgia
- Hampshire Constabulary History Society
Online News Sources
Query and Surname Boards
This site has been using the GenConnect at RootsWeb message board system to collect surname and queries from passing researchers. As of June 22, 2001, this system was merged with the FamilyHistory.Com message board system (owned and operated by Ancestry.Com). While the message board system remains free all users MUST NOW login before they can post information to the message system. Some researchers may not want to register with Ancestry.Com to post queries so as a courtesy to researchers another query board has been created that is free and that requires no registration to use.
- RootsWeb Message Board for Isle of Wight Researchers (requires a login)
- Isle of Wight Message Center (via boardhost.com - free, no login)
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight Surnames
- UK Genealogy Forum - Isle of Wight
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