Isle of Wight, England Public Record Office
2 Titanic Boulevard Queens Island
Belfast, County Antrim BT3 9HQ, United Kingdom
01983 823820 or 01983 823821
The Isle of Wight Council is where you can access the public records for Isle of Wight, England. You have the option to contact the department by post at
County Archivist Isle of Wight Record Office 26 Hillside Newport PO30 2EB
You can reach the department by phone at 01983 823820 or 01983 823821. You could choose to reach the department by fax at 01609 777078
You could also reach the department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can fill out an enquiry form online at the website which is www.iwight.com feel free to contact the department with any enquiries. Enquiries are dealt with in the order in which they were received using a certain method of contact does not have priority over the other methods. Educational groups are welcomed please contact the department before your visit to discuss your requirements. Hours of operation are as followed: Monday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday the office is closed, Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, the office is closed between 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm daily.
The office offers historical records relating to the Isle of Wright to the public. The records go back as early as the twelfth century. You can use the services for personal, business, or educational use. Services that are offered include researching your family history, researching your house history, researching local history, and researching for educational projects. There is no fee for consulting records. Please make an appointment prior to your visit if you wish to receive material on microfilm.
Personal services offered include tracing your ancestors and family history and genealogy. You could trace ownership of property. You could also use the services to understand people in the past and their way of life.
Records of court are kept on file as well as manuscript maps from the seventeenth to twentieth century. Parish registers and other ecclesiastical records are kept on file as well. Searching for documents online are easy, you can search for the document using dates or keywords. You can also explore historic maps using the online mapping system.