Local Studies Collection

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Where can I find books written about the Isle of Wight?

Answer: You will find lending books about the Isle of Wight at all of our branch libraries.

The main Local Studies Collection - which is for reference use only - is housed at the County Record Office in Newport.

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Question: Where can I find information about Family History?

Answer: Newport Library contains a collection of family history books, and St Catherine's House Indices of births, marriages and deaths on microfiche, for the whole of England and Wales, dating back to 1837

You will find Isle of Wight genealogical information, including census records and OS Maps at the County Records Office.

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