Starting my Manx Research

I occasionaly get questions from people sharing a Manx surname asking how to start out in their own research.

Often these people are on distant continents, the USA and Australia being recent examples. My email replies are often very similar so I thought there some value in publishing here the 'first steps' I give.

Obviously an internet search is invaluable in finding information, but to get some very specific information relating to your 'name' I recommend the following:

  • Post you question at the Manx Genealogy Boards. The members there are very helpful and have a wealth of Manx genealogy information that they are willing to share
  • The Isle of Man Familiy History Society (IOMFHS) publishes a members journal that is full of Manx genealogy. Whereas a particular journal may not focus on 'your name' you can be sure that it will inform and broaden you Manx knoweledge.
  • The Isle of Man dot com website has a page that may be worth a visit. It includes links to other one name websites.
  • The Manx Notebook is in my opinion a 'must have' visit to get a broad range of Manx information and feeling for our history.

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