Family History Societies - Huntingdonshire to Isle of Wight

This section lists county associations from Huntingdonshire to Isle of Wight providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.


Huntingdonshire FHS:


Mrs Caroline Kesseler
c/o HFHS
42 Crowhill
PE29 2NR



Huntingdonshire FHS was established in 1985, its aim being to help people learn more about their genealogy.  They can assist you with your genealogical research so you can discover your ancestors.

Huntingdonshire became part of a larger Cambridgeshire due to the county reorganisation in 1974.  Information about the parishes of Huntingdonshire is available on the site.

The Society's large collection of books is available on a reference only basis in Huntingdon Public Library.

Whilst the Society cannot undertake extensive research for its members, it may be able to suggest professional genealogists who have knowledge of the local area. 

They can, however, conduct searches of the Huntingdonshire Strays Index, but you must be a member to take advantage of this service.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Baptism Indexes 1538-1900
  • Bluntisham Nonconformist Meeting Books 1786-1940
  • Burial Indexes 1538-1700, 1538-1800, 1538-1837, 1701-1800, 1801-1837
  • Census Returns
  • Hatfield Gazetteer and Directory of Huntingdonshire 1854
  • Hearth Tax 1664
  • Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire Quaker Births 1631-1837, Marriages 1657-1837, Deaths and Burials 1655-1837
  • Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion Index
  • Huntingdonshire Strays
  • Local Interest Books
  • Maps
  • Marriage Indexes 1538-1837
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions 1538-2003
  • St Ives Union Workhouse Births and Deaths 1836-1913
  • St Ives Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Baptisms 1837-1980
  • St Neots Union Workhouse Births and Deaths 1913-1952
  • Union Workhouse Births & Deaths


Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight FHS:


Mrs D J Hayter
1 Winchester Close
Isle of Wight
PO30 1DR



The Society was formed to help people who wish to search for their ancestors.

People who live on the island, but whose relatives came from elsewhere, are also welcome as members.

Numerous databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths 1837-2010
  • Census Strays and Other Strays Indexes
  • IWFHS Churches, Chapels and Cemeteries
  • IWRO Burial Cards (Password required)
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Newspaper Report Transcripts: Birth, Marriage and Death Announcements from the Isle of Wight Observer 1852-1900 (You are required to be a member to access this content)
  • Newspaper Reports: Funerals, Inquests, Trials, Marriages etc (You are required to be a member to access this content)
  • Pedigree Index
  • Public Newspaper Reports
  • War Memorials Index

Some Indexes and other items are also accessible, which incorporate:

  • IWFHS Churches, Chapels and Cemeteries Index
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Memorial Inscriptions Index Coverage
  • Photographs

Many archives are accessible in their Heritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, 196-198 Newport Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7ER, including:

  • Census Indexes
  • Criminal Register Index
  • Griffith's Valuation of Ireland 1848 -1864
  • Irish Wills 1484-1858
  • Kelly's Directory Isle of Wight 1915
  • Marriage Indexes
  • National Burials Index
  • North & East Riding of Yorkshire Trade Directory 1872
  • Vicar General Marriage License's 1694 -1850
  • Trade Directories

As Northwood Cemetery is a working Cemetery, please be mindful that funeral services will be held, and that these will be given priority.  Limited parking is available at the Cemetery, and visitors are asked not to use the car park at the Medical Centre, so you are recommended to use the Park and Ride Service at Somerton, one bus stop from the Centre.  Bus Service (Route 1) from Cowes Red Funnel Terminal or Newport Bus Station also serve the Centre.  


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