We anticipate that this site will mainly be used by visitors searching for information about former
members of their families or about specific aspects of history. For your convenience we have included below some tips
about searching the records and provide various means of carrying out searches from this page.
There are two ways of searching, either using the FreeFind option on the left, which searches all words, and which cannot be
ordered, or the more structured search on the right, which searches for Surnames | Locations | Wars, and which can be sorted
Searching This Site (1)
The site is primarily organised as a directory of locations.
These are defined on the Memorials page.
In addition we have extracted the names of all ships mentioned on the
memorials and presented them in alphabetical order on the Ship Index page.
The whole site is searchable by filling in a keyword in the box below and pressing the 'Find!' button.
A Site Map is also available below.
Note: the names on all memorials
have been transcribed exactly as written. This means that there is no common format for the names,
first names may be shown in full, as initials or in a shortened form, and may come before or after the surname.
There may or may not be full stops after initials.
Frequently there are also discrepancies between the names on the memorials,
and those held in the Official records.
Searching This Site (2)
This option will take you to the Isle of Wight Family History Society website to display the results. The links will take you to other parts of this site, or external sites.
Please enter a Surname or first part thereof. The wildcard character % may be used anywhere within the search field.
Entering the name e.g. Brown, will extract all surnames starting with Brown
i.e. Brown, Browning, Brownsdon etc.
Leaving the Surname blank, and selecting a Memorial location, will return Names recorded on all Memorials in that location.
You can also select by War, and also sort the results in 6 different ways.