Database of Graves and Names
The Graves Section is by far the largest section of the website: the database currently holds over 23,000 records, from Ryde, Ashey, Binstead, St John’s, St Thomas’ and Holy Cross cemeteries. The website is updated on a regular basis. You can search for an individual by typing the surname into the search box in the top right hand corner of this page or you can go to our Graves search page for more advanced search features. If we have any more information about a person we have attached files to the relevant record. Scroll down to the bottom of any record to see more information and/or photographs.
The website also contains information to help you locate a grave in Ryde Cemeteries. Each record gives a RSHG map number and grid reference. If you go to the map page you can print off a copy of the relevant map or maps. You can also look up the name of a person in the Alphabetical Indexes, the indexes contain all the names that are on the maps whether the Transcribing Group has been able to read them or not. Some graves cannot be read because they are too eroded, have no markers or are too overgrown, so if you can’t find who you are looking for by using our Search features it’s worth checking the indexes. Further details of how to do this can be found on the Map page. The map and index files may take a few minutes to download, depending on the speed of your connection.
History of Ryde and Ryde Cemeteries (IW, UK)
The section on History is sub-divided into the history of the town of Ryde Isle of Wight, and each Church and Cemetery.
The section on Nature provides details of the flora and fauna found in Ryde Cemetery as this is also part of the heritage of the Cemetery grounds.
Ryde Cemetery Video Tour
About Ryde Social Heritage Group
The About Us Section contains details about Ryde Social Heritage Group (RSHG) and lists Committee members, how to join the group and RSHG magazine Beyond the Graves. The group is a non-funded organisation and is run completely by volunteers. It relies on fundraising and donations, so if you can assist or donate at any time, it would be very much appreciated. DONATE HERE
Each month, the front page has a Featured Stories, and a dated list of News items. Also an Other Items section, which are random photographs and articles of interest. The stories on these three pages are archived so that you can always read any you have missed. There is also a photo of the month. We offer assistance to anyone researching their family history, with advice how to proceed or what to look at in our archive. Non members visiting, who wish to use the archive, will be required to sign in as a temporary member for the day, and make a suggested donation of £2, so we can offer them the same facilities as our members. We can also search online records for you for a nominal fee.
It has unfortunately come to our attention in recent months that people are downloading articles and photos from our website, that we have researched and own, and loading to other sites. This definitely breaches our Copyright. The Terms & Conditions (see below), specifically say not to put on, or share on, Facebook, but alas, this is what is happening. Copyright means that Ryde Social Heritage Group has to give permission, and we have not. You are very welcome to use our research facilities for Personal Use, but please, please, read our articles etc. through our website link, and not download articles and photos without our permission. We would like to thank you sincerely for your consideration.
Barbara Hunt (Chair)
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