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Isle of Man Genealogy - Tracing Manx Ancestors

Research your Isle of Man ancestors with these free genealogy databases, helpful guides, surname lists and discussion boards geared toward Manx genealogy.

Family History Library Catalog - Isle of Man
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed many genealogical records relating to Isle of Man. Browse through this list of over 75 different topics to find the records you want, and then order them through your local Family History Center.

Family Names Found On the Isle of Man
| A look at the history of surnames on the island, including a ranked listing of surnames from the 1881 census. There are also references listed for more information.

Genconnect: Isle of Man
A good bulletin board for posting your Isle of Man queries and surnames, though not as active as the Manx Genealogy Bulletin Board listed below.

Isle of Man Family History Center
Find information on the Douglas, Isle of Man FamilySearch Center, with directions, hours, and contact information.

Isle of Man Family History Society
This society, formed in January 1979, offers online member interest pages, a genealogy bulletin board, online data (for members only), and even back issues of some of their genealogical journals available for free online!

Isle of Man Parish Registers
Explore this listing of the copies of IOM parish registers held in the library of the Society of Genealogists. The Society staff can make limited searches in these volumes, and some are available for loan.

Manx Genealogy
A good overview of the records available to people researching their Manx ancestry on the Isle of Man.

Manx Notebook
Frances Coakley has put together an excellent collection of historical resources relating to the Isle of Man, including historic maps, biographies and historical stories. Plus, an overview of available Manx genealogy records and a large collection of transcribed wills.

North American Manx Association
A group of Canadians and Americans dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of the Manx culture. They have over 850 active members involved in several chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Highly detailed survey maps available for a few towns on the Isle of Man available for purchase from Alan Godfrey maps.

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