Monday, September 26, 2011

iMuseum packing a mighty punch for Manx historians everywhere.

Christian Family c 1895, (C) Manx National Heritage Photographer unknown
With People Surnames from A – P now on iMuseum, this month’s newsletter is dedicated to family history, including a look back at some of the family research themed activities held at iMuseum during Tynwald Week. If you’re new to doing family history on the Isle of Man or just want to refresh your knowledge on some of the resources available, this newsletter will help to get you on your way.

Manx Family History Surgery – Top Tips from Priscilla Lewthwaite from the Isle of Man Family History Society

1. Always bring a paper copy to any research centre
2. Do only one side of your family at a time, go back as far as you can on the one family then have a break and tackle the other
3. Find out as much as possible about each generation before trying to take the family further back
4. Always keep a record of the resources you have used, so as not to waste time on your next visit

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. 

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