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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1821 through 1911.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following: 

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region. 

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

IGI

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 6 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales." This index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout the Isle of Man. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in the Isle of Man

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Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Sources of Information for This Collection

"Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1821-1911," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Isle of Man Marriages, 1849-1911," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844-1911," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

  • "Isle of Man Birth and Baptisms, 1821-1911." Database and images, FamilySearch (https:www.familysearch.org: accessed March11, 2011); entry for Violet Eliza Catherine Andeson, born 11 September 1884; citing Birth Records, reference p 282, FHL film 454959. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  • "Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844-1911." Database and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed March 11, 2011); entry for William Afonso Edwards died 11 December 1891; citing Death Records, reference 43, FHL film 1861441. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  • "Isle of Man Marriages, 1849-1911." Database amd  images, Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed March 11, 2011); entry for John Thomas Martin and Catherine Helena Brown, married 7 June 1898; citing Marriage  Records, reference .454977-253 P 55 FHL film  454977. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.





 

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