Most well known as the venue for the TT Motorsport races, the island is located in the North Sea between Great Britain and Ireland
The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency, which is self governing, however, Britain is responsible for it’s defence and external affairs. Britain also retains some powers to legislate the Island should the needs arise.
The Isle of Man is not part of the European Union.
The island has been inhabited since 6500 BC and is one of the Celtic nations. Manx language is a branch of Gaelic and it’s cultural influence began as early as the fifth century.
Whilst the Isle of Man falls outside of the parameters of European Ancestors, I felt it was worth including it here regardless and have therefore provided a set of links and general information for the island to assist you in your research.
- The Official Isle of Man Government website
- The IOM (Isle of Man) Guide
- Isle of Man.Com
- The TT and Motor Sports
Genealogical and Historical Sites
- A Manx Notebook
- Births, Marriages and Deaths Indexes for the Isle of Man
- Applying for certified copies of Births, Marriages and Deaths for the Isle of Man
- Isle of Man Family History Society
- Isle of Man Collections at Ancestry (mix of free and subscription access)
- Manx Manorial Rolls
- Manx Wills Index 1550 – 1635
- iMuseum – Explore Family History
- Isle of Man at GENUKI