Record Office news

This page includes articles written by staff at the Record Office for the journal of the Isle of Wight Family Society (IWFHS) courtesy of the editor, recording recent accessions and reporting on events at the Record Office. Also included are links to websites for projects supported by the Record Office and lists of some recent highlights of our collections.

Isle of Wight Family History Society (IWFHS) Articles from the Record Office

Related Projects

Isle of Wight Rifles – Gaza, Gallipoli and Beyond

This website includes primary source material relating to Island people from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 to the evacuation from Gallipoli in 1916. The Record Office supplied letters, photographs and diaries from the period 1914 to 1916 and are grateful for funds received towards the conservation of these documents provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Access the Isle of Wight Rifles website

For more details of these collections, see the Isle of Wight Family History Society Journal article on Gallipoli above. 

Down to the Coast – A Landscape Partnership Scheme Celebrating East Wight

This website includes the Access and Learning Project on ‘Parks, Gardens and the Picturesque’ which is designed to raise the awareness of 18th and 19th Century gardens on the Isle of Wight. We are grateful to receive funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the conservation of two maps of the Worsley estate at Appuldurcombe and surrounding area. Images of the maps are available below:

Accessions to Repositories

Each year, a small number of items deposited in the previous year are chosen by The National Archives as being particularly significant. The lists of significant accessions for the last five years are available below: