Isle of Man Project

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This sub-project is part of British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories Project

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The goal of this sub-project is to ensure that Manx profiles are appropriately sourced and able to be grouped into meaningful categories.

Here are some of the tasks that need to be done. We'll be working on them and others, and could use your help:

  • Add sources to profiles identified as Unsourced Profiles;
  • Improve sourcing and tidying up the data in the biography box and removing unnecessary GEDCOM clutter etc.; and
  • Adding profiles for people who were prominent on the Isle of Man.

Will you join us? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

This sub-project manages the period from 1399, when Mann became a feudal holding of the English Crown, until the modern day. For the period prior to 1399 see the Kingdom of the Isles.

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is King Charles III, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Lord of Mann is represented by a Lieutenant Governor, but its foreign relations and defence are the responsibility of the British Government.[1]

The Island has seventeen parishes - Andreas, Arbory, Ballaugh, Braddan, Bride, German, Jurby, Lezayre, Lonan, Malew, Marown, Maughold, Michael, Onchan, Patrick, Rushen and Santon - although by virtue of their larger populations Michael and Onchan are deemed, for local government purposes, as Districts. For this reason Laxey, Port St Mary and Port Erin also have their own District Commissioners while Castletown, Peel and Ramsey have Town Commissioners and Douglas, being the largest of all, has a Corporation, headed by a Mayor.

Each parish also has a Captain whose ancient role involved providing men to 'watch' the island 24 hours a day and guard against invasion but is now regarded as more of an honorary title required only to attend the Tynwald ceremony and local meetings.

Isle of Man Research Resources

Genuki Isle of Man information related to the whole of the Isle of Man.
A Manx Note Book historical information about the Isle of Man.
ManxBMD - Civil Registration Index Civil registration for Births & Deaths became compulsory in 1878 & for Marriages in 1884
Newspapers iMuseum A free searchable Manx newspaper archive
Isle of Man Government official website
Isle of Man Genweb Project helpful links and information.
Visitation(s) of England and Wales County Index entries for persons whose pedigree first entry, or family seat, in the Visitation(s) is in the Isle of Man, or who appears listed in a pedigree, addendum or correction to the Visitation(s) as born in the Isle of Man.

Isle of Man Sticker

This template is for profiles of people born in the Isle of Man

To put this sticker on a profile, copy and paste the following above the biography:

{{Isle of Man Sticker}}

This displays the following:

Isle of Man flag
... ... ... was born in the Isle of Man

Here are profiles and pages using the sticker.

One Place Studies

Clos-y-Geary, Poortown, Isle of Man One Place Study

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How do I join "The Isle of Man Project" thank you
posted by Richard Sayle
Hi Richard - I've sent you a message & will add you to the project list.
posted by Mark Rogers
Difficult to dig when your in the states & Canada trace to Costain Cubbon on maternal side. Plus US took all 6 kids from family.
posted by [Living Davison]
Thank you for adding me. My main interest, as would be expected, is the one branch of my family from Isle of Mann, Cottier, who married Corkill. Hopefully I'll get a chance to research and help add more people. I love finding connections to other active wikitree members when I can.
posted by Ben Molesworth
Sticker link has now been sorted. Sorry for previous problems.

I've also added IOM stickers to the Gibb brother profiles.


posted by Maria Maxwell
Using the link for "The Isle of Man Project" tells me "The requested page title was invalid, empty, or an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title. It may contain one or more characters which cannot be used in titles.

Return to Main Page."

Using the link for "Here are Sticker profiles and pages using the sticker. " tells me "< Template:Isle-of Man

No pages link to Template:Isle-of Man. " .. all red.

Curious if the brothers Gibb (well, two of them as Andy was born in Manchester) will be added? Also curious why Maurice is under management (and protection) of the English Project, and Robin (his twin) is under management (and protection) of the Genealogy in the Media Project, and Andy has no protection? (Is Andy not as "at risk" as his brothers?)

posted by Melanie Paul

Categories: Kingdom of the Isles