A friend and fellow genealogist the late Chris Cannell was the local fount of all knowledge as far as Manx genealogy was concerned. Every time the subject of Isle of Man research comes up, and it comes up more often than you would think, Chris comes to mind. He would be thrilled to know that the newly opened iMusuem in Douglas had a online presence that offered thousands of records online.
Amongst the many items available are the following which will be of special interest to genealogists …
Baptisms 1600 – 1981
Census Index for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891, 1901
Registered Deeds, 1880-1910
Manx Newspapers, 1792 to 1960
Island People photographs, 1860s-late 20th century.
Island Places photographs, 1860- early 21st century.
Frowde’s photos of the Douglas demolition 1930s.
Plus images of artworks, War Memorials, Manx language books, costumes & textiles and much, much more.
There is a charge for searching the newspaper archive of £7 for 24 hour access up to £100 for a years subscription. There are a number of levels of subscription available between these two. The rest of the website material is available free of charge.
This site has placed itself squarely as the No.1 centre for Manx genealogical research and a well deserved ranking it is too.