FINDING YOUR ROOTS JUST GOT EASIER
Almost 100,000 cemetery records are now available at the touch of a fingertip with the launch of a new records website by the Isle of Wight Council.
Aspiring genealogists will be able to search the burial ground information and 72,000 crematorium records by registering to the site, which holds the information for 12 cemeteries across the Island.
The originals will be kept in the Isle of Wight Council collection and can still be accessed by the public, although digitising means damage to the documents is minimised.
The archives contain a valuable insight for anyone researching their family tree or the social history of the Island.
The new website can be found at: www.iw-bereavementservices.co.uk/