Useful links

The following links may be helpful for Manx and worldwide family history research.


Isle of Man Family History Society – primary resource for Manx family history.  Join to access member-only data.

IOM Government Civil Registry – information on ordering copy certificate

Manx National Heritage – Guide to collections

Manx National Heritage – Sources for Research – Manx National Heritage – Sources for Research leaflet 

iMuseum – IOM Government iMuseum

A Manx Notebook – resource for all things Manx including transcripts of books.

Ancestry UK – Isle of Man Collections

Manx Manorial Roll – pre-1700 records

Rootsweb – IOM specific message board

Society of Genealogists

The National Archives

Genealogy and the law

Indexes to military records

Cyndi’s List– extensive lists of genealogy related websites

The History of Ellis Island 

Researching your family history from ships passenger lists

A guide to researching the history of a house Kids family tree project