Newport Isle of Wight Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Newport, Isle of Wight Family History Centre volunteer staff welcome all patrons. Please see below for opening hours and resources available. 

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. Chestnut Close, Shide, Newport, Isle of Wight, England, UK. PO30 1YD
  2. Entrance is located at rear of building alongside chapel car park.
  3. Click on:   Newport IOW Family History Centre   for Google map showing location.

Phone:       01983 532833


Open Hours:     Tuesday 10.00am - 1.00pm,      Thursday 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Holiday Schedule:   Christmas Closure: Close Friday 19th December 2014, Reopen Tuesday 6th January 2015

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Centre Resources


  • Isle of Wight Parish Microfilms: We stock a large number microfilms covering many of the Island parish registers. These may be viewed within our Centre. We recommend booking a microfilm reader to ensure availability.
Miscellaneous Microfiche: 

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • We currently possess two computers and two microfilm readers for patron use. Booking either by phone is recommended to ensure availability.