Welcome to The Isle of Man Family History Society
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The Isle of Man Family History Society was formed in January 1979 to encourage the study of genealogy and family history, particularly within the Isle of Man. Being a member of the society benefits all those researching their families, whether they are Manx born or not. Members living abroad will find it rewarding to discover their Island heritage in this manner.
We hold most of our monthly meetings on the 3rd Friday of each month at the Union Mills Methodist Church Hall, where there is ample car parking, commencing at 7:30 PM. An exhibition and open days are usually held each year, where we display family trees of members, and copies of our publications. Members of the society continue to transcribe and publish vital records for the benefit of all members. We also have a display of our work at the "Homecomer's Marquee" on Tynwald Day each year, which provides an opportunity to welcome our members who may visit the Island at that time.
Our quarterly journal "Fraueyn as Banglaneyn" (Manx Gaelic) "Roots and Branches" is published in February, May, August and November, and sent to each member. It includes articles of genealogical and historical interest, the "Members Interests" pages and a "Can you help" section.
For persons living in the Isle of Man whose ancestry is not Manx, our society library holds the "International Genealogical Index" (IGI) on microfiche for all of the British Isles, and other places in the world. Our library is located at Derby Lodge, Derby Road, Peel. Please contact a librarian for opening times on 01624 843105 or look at the Library page on our site.
To contact the Society see the Committee members page.