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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Manx-flag.png|thumb|200px]] The '''Isle of Man''' (Manx: ''Ellan Vannin''), or simply '''Mann''' (Manx: ''Mannin''), is a self-governing Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea between [[Scotland]]; [[England]]; [[Ireland]] and [[Wales]]. The head of state is the head of state of the United Kingdom, who holds the title of '''Lord of Mann''' and is represented on the island by a '''Lieutenant Governor'''. The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom nor the European Union. The country's government, '''Tynwald''', thought to have been founded in 979, is one of the oldest established governments in Europe.  
[[Image:Manx-flag.png|thumb|200px|The Manx flag]]
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The '''Isle of Man''' (Manx: ''Ellan Vannin''), or simply '''Mann''' (Manx: ''Mannin''), is a self-governing Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea between [[Scotland]]; [[England]]; [[Ireland]] and [[Wales]]. The head of state is the head of state of the United Kingdom, who holds the title of '''Lord of Mann''' and is represented on the island by a '''Lieutenant Governor'''. The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom nor the European Union. The country's government, '''Tynwald''', thought to have been founded in 979, is one of the oldest established governments in Europe.
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The island was inhabited as far back as the Mesolithic Period and came under Celtic influence during the Iron Age.
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The island was inhabited as far back as the Mesolithic Period and came under Celtic influence during the Iron Age. It had a turbulent history and came under the rule of the Norse in 1079 but in 1266, Norway's King Magnus VI ceded the island to Scotland. The Isle of Man came under English control in the fourteenth century.  
It had a turbulent history and came under the rule of the Norse in 1079 but in 1266, Norway's King Magnus VI ceded the island to Scotland. The Isle of Man came under English control in the fourteenth century.  
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The official languages of the Isle of Man are '''Manx Gaelic''' and English although, by the middle of the twentieth century only a few elderly native speakers remained.  
 
The official languages of the Isle of Man are '''Manx Gaelic''' and English although, by the middle of the twentieth century only a few elderly native speakers remained.  
  
The population of the Isle of Man is about 80,000. Its capital is '''Douglas''' (Manx: ''Doolish'') on the east coast and other towns are '''Ramsey''' (Manx: ''Rhumsaa''); '''Peel''' (Manx: ''Purt ny hInshey''); '''Laxey''' (Manx: ''Laksaa''); '''Port Erin''' (Manx: ''Purt Chiarn'') and '''Castletown''' (Manx: ''Balley Chashtal'').
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The population of the Isle of Man is about 80,000. Its capital is '''Douglas''' (Manx: ''Doolish'') on the east coast and other towns are '''Ramsey''' (Manx: ''Rhumsaa''); '''Peel''' (Manx: ''Purt ny hInshey''); '''Laxey''' (Manx: ''Laksaa''); '''Port Erin''' (Manx: ''Purt Chiarn'') and '''Castletown''' (Manx: ''Balley Chashtal'').  
  
==Featured content==
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== Getting started with Isle of Man research  ==
*'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Isle of Man|Pages for the Isle of Man]]
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==Parishes==
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* Andreas
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* Arbory
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* Ballaugh
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* Braddan (includes Douglas)
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* Bride
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* German (includes Peel)
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* Jurby
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* Lezayre
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* Lonan
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* Malew (includes Castletown)
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* Marown
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* Maughold (includes Ramsey)
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* Michael
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* Onchan
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* Patrick
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* Rushen
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* Santan
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==Useful websites==
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*[http://www.isleofman.com/Community/Genealogy/fhs.aspx Isle of Man FHS]
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*[http://www.isleofman.com/Community/Genealogy/Genealogy.aspx Isle of Man genealogy]
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*[http://www.manxbmd.com/ ManxBMD]
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*[http://www.gov.im/mnh/ Manx National Heritage]
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*[http://www.stirnet.com/main/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=79 Stirnet Limited: Families Database: Index] (unfettered access requires fee or significant data contribution; manually search index for surnames of interest)
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;[[Isle of Man Websites|more websites ...]]
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*'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Isle of Man|Pages for the Isle of Man]]
  
==Did you know?==
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== Jurisdictions (Parishes)  ==
*Since 1417, '''Tynwald Day''', July 5th, has been the National Day on the Isle of Man. Only on this day does the Isle's legislature meet in '''St. Johns''' rather than its usual meeting place in the capital '''Douglas'''.
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*Andreas
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*Arbory
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*Ballaugh
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*Braddan (includes Douglas)
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*Bride
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*German (includes Peel)
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*Jurby
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*Lezayre
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*Lonan
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*Malew (includes Castletown)
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*Marown
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*Maughold (includes Ramsey)
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*Michael
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*Onchan
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*Patrick
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*Rushen
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*Santan
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== Research Tools  ==
  
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*[http://www.iomfhs.im/ Isle of Man FHS]
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/isle-of-man/ Isle of Man genealogy links&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.manxbmd.com/ ManxBMD]
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*[http://www.gov.im/mnh/ Manx National Heritage]
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*[http://www.stirnet.com/genie/support/gensearch.php Stirnet Limited: Families Database: Index] (unfettered access requires fee or significant data contribution; manually search index for surnames of interest)
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/isle-of-man-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Isle of Man]
  
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For details on Manx surnames and personal names, please see -[[Isle of Man Names Personal]]
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'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
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*[[Isle of Man Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Isle of Man Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Isle of Man Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Isle of Man Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Isle of Man, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Isle of Man, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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;[[Isle of Man Websites|more websites ...]]
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== Did you know?  ==
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*Since 1417, '''Tynwald Day''', July 5th, has been the National Day on the Isle of Man. Only on this day does the Isle's legislature meet in '''St. Johns''' rather than its usual meeting place in the capital '''Douglas'''.
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*[[Manx Archives and Libraries|Archives & Libraries]]  
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*[[Manx Archives and Libraries|Archives &amp; Libraries]]  
 
*[[Manx Biography|Biography]]  
 
*[[Manx Biography|Biography]]  
 
*[[Manx Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Manx Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
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*[[Manx Church Directories|Church Directories]]  
 
*[[Manx Church Directories|Church Directories]]  
 
*[[Manx Church History|Church History]]  
 
*[[Manx Church History|Church History]]  
*[[Manx Church Records|Church Records]]  
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*[[Isle of Man Church of England Parish Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Church Records]]  
 
*[[Manx Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]  
 
*[[Manx Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]  
 
*[[Manx Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
*[[Manx Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
*[[Manx Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Manx Directories|Directories]]  
*[[Manx Emigration and Immigration|Emigration & Immigration]]  
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*[[Manx Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]  
 
*[[Manx Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[Manx Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[Manx Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
 
*[[Manx Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
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*[[Manx Nobility|Nobility]]  
 
*[[Manx Nobility|Nobility]]  
 
*[[Manx Occupations|Occupations]]  
 
*[[Manx Occupations|Occupations]]  
*[[Manx Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Manx Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
*[[Manx Names, Personal|Personal Names]]  
 
*[[Manx Names, Personal|Personal Names]]  
 
*[[Manx Place Names|Place Names]]  
 
*[[Manx Place Names|Place Names]]  
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*[[Manx Societies|Societies]]  
 
*[[Manx Societies|Societies]]  
 
*[[Manx Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Manx Taxation|Taxation]]
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Revision as of 17:18, 11 March 2013

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The Isle of Man (Manx: Ellan Vannin), or simply Mann (Manx: Mannin), is a self-governing Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea between Scotland; England; Ireland and Wales. The head of state is the head of state of the United Kingdom, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented on the island by a Lieutenant Governor. The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom nor the European Union. The country's government, Tynwald, thought to have been founded in 979, is one of the oldest established governments in Europe.

The island was inhabited as far back as the Mesolithic Period and came under Celtic influence during the Iron Age. It had a turbulent history and came under the rule of the Norse in 1079 but in 1266, Norway's King Magnus VI ceded the island to Scotland. The Isle of Man came under English control in the fourteenth century.

The official languages of the Isle of Man are Manx Gaelic and English although, by the middle of the twentieth century only a few elderly native speakers remained.

The population of the Isle of Man is about 80,000. Its capital is Douglas (Manx: Doolish) on the east coast and other towns are Ramsey (Manx: Rhumsaa); Peel (Manx: Purt ny hInshey); Laxey (Manx: Laksaa); Port Erin (Manx: Purt Chiarn) and Castletown (Manx: Balley Chashtal).

Getting started with Isle of Man research

The Sound.jpg

Jurisdictions (Parishes)

  • Andreas
  • Arbory
  • Ballaugh
  • Braddan (includes Douglas)
  • Bride
  • German (includes Peel)
  • Jurby
  • Lezayre
  • Lonan
  • Malew (includes Castletown)
  • Marown
  • Maughold (includes Ramsey)
  • Michael
  • Onchan
  • Patrick
  • Rushen
  • Santan

Research Tools

For details on Manx surnames and personal names, please see -Isle of Man Names Personal

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

more websites ...

Did you know?

  • Since 1417, Tynwald Day, July 5th, has been the National Day on the Isle of Man. Only on this day does the Isle's legislature meet in St. Johns rather than its usual meeting place in the capital Douglas.