Local historical and cemetery links.

The Friends of Blyskawica Society

An island based society aimed to “raise awareness of the connection with Cowes and the role played in the 2nd World War by the Polish Naval Ship “BLYSKAWICA”.

East Cowes Heritage Centre

Located in Clarence Road, East Cowes, the centre provides exhibitions related to the development of the town and offers a wealth of local history knowledge and resources.

Isle of Wight Society

An amenity and conservation Charity affiliated to the national organisation Civic Voice.

Isle of Wight Council - Bereavement Services

The Isle of Wight Council Bereavement Services (based at the IW Crematorium) is responsible for managing a number of island cemeteries (Ashey, Binstead, Carisbrooke, East Cowes (Kingston), Newport (Fairlee and St Paul's), Northwood, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor and Wroxall) and the Crematorium (opened 1962). They can supply details of cremations and burials at these cemeteries.

Friends of Northwood Cemetery

The Friends of Northwood Cemetery website includes a database of those buried at Northwood Cemetery (from 1856).

Friends of Ventnor Cemetery

The Friends of Ventnor Cemetery Facebook Group.

Ryde Social Heritage Group

Ryde Social Heritage Group has an ongoing project to document burials at Ryde (from 1842), Binstead (from 1857) and Ashey (from 1911) Cemeteries and the churchyards of St John's Ryde and Binstead churches. Their website also includes their research and documents about the history of Ryde, Isle of Wight and surrounding districts.

The Friends of Newport & Carisbrooke Cemeteries

The Friends of Newport and Carisbrooke Cemeteries website includes a database of those buried at Carisbrooke (Mount Joy), Newport (Fairlee) and St. Paul's, Barton cemeteries.

Isle of Wight Memorials and Monuments

A website documenting memorials and monuments on the Isle of Wight with in depth details of war burials and memorials.

Isle of Wight Family History Society

The society is for all those who want to trace their ancestors. The website includes various databases including church burials back to the 16th century; in some cases including transcriptions and images of grave markers.

Isle of Wight Council Record Office & Archive

The Record Office preserves historical documents relating to the Isle of Wight and makes them available to the public for research. The documents span the 12th to the 21st centuries, and includes records of parish churches, estates, families, businesses, schools and local government.

Commonwealth War Grave Commission

Database of those Servicemen who died during WW1 and WW2, and civilians killed by enemy action during WW2.

Ministry of Defence Roll of Honour

Database of those Servicemen who died in service after 1 January 1948.

Cyndi's List

A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.