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  Article Description
DNA information in family research A review of published material on this subject and a considered view on whether or not the population of the Isle of Wight has a distinct DNA profile.

Prepared by Dr. Steve Stotesbury

with valuable input from :
Claudia Boorman
Sue Boothroyd
Susan Johnstone
Stella Ridley
Ian Roach
Pete Spencer

21st April 2018

Albany Barracks - Regiments based at the Barracks A chronological listing of Regiments and other units known to have been based at the Barracks from 1881 - 1960. The listing has been compiled by Michael and Valerie Diebelius.

4th November 2014

Brighstone Holiday Camp in 1931 A set of photographs showing the camp and some of the holiday makers, including Minnie Gibbs and Ralph Warren.

13th May 2013

Thwaites and Inglis families - Newport in the 1890s A set of photographs showing members of the Thwaites and Inglis families, who lived in Newport in the 1890s.

29th December 2012

Isle of Wight in the 1930s A set of photographs documenting visits to the Island in the 1930s, with some taken at Ryde Airport, including the aviator C W A Scott.

12th July 2012

RUSSELL family history An article by Paul Snow referring to George Downer, Newport Post Office and the White Lion, Arreton, with many old postcards from his father's collection.

17th July 2012

Trinity House Pilots (in the Solent area), 1808 - 1909 Trinity House Pilots working in the Solent (Cowes, Southampton, Portsmouth) from 1808 - 1909, and Sub commissioners 1808 - 1921. By Tony Bevis, inspired by the Article by Di Harding quoted below.

20th January 2010

Harry Frederick Green 1897 - 1960 A short biography of the First World War Service of Harry Frederick Green, written on behalf of his son John.
(Requires Acrobat Reader : PDF file, 369 KB)

17th March 2009

Island School Sports 1950 A copy of the Programme for the Island School Sports Event on 10th May 1950.

2nd March 2009

Sandown (Christ Church) Year Book 1929 A copy of the Year Book with an Index to the names of the people and businesses names within.

15th February 2009

From the Isle of Wight to Broadway! This article by Angela Sherry tells the story of the showgirl Betty Compton who was born on the Isle of Wight. It appeared in the IoW FHS Journal in May 2008

23rd January 2009

The Human Side of Island War Memorials An edited, illustrated, version of the talk given by Geoff Allan at the IOWFHS Conference on 10th May 2008
(Requires Acrobat Reader : PDF file, 435 KB)

6th August 2008

Rev Charles Isherwood Burland
curate of St George's Church Arreton
and later vicar of St Saviour's Church, Shanklin
A brief profile of the Rev Charles Isherwood Burland (1830 - 1898) and some of his descendants, by his great-grandson, Arthur Burland

6th August 2008

  Cowes Pilots, 1808 A list of pilots working out of Cowes in 1808. By the late Di Harding, originally published in the Journal in 2001