Isle of Axholme Family History

Isle of Axholme Family History Society was formed by local enthusiasts in 1987 to cover family history interests in the 13 parishes of the Isle of Axholme in the north western corner of the county of Lincolnshire and separated from the rest of the county by the River Trent which forms its eastern boundary. To the north and west it is separated from Yorkshire by the Old River Don, whilst its southern border with Nottinghamshire is defined by the River Idle.

The Society has a membership of approximately 320 and holds regular meetings at Epworth, where members can hear a variety of speakers, seek advice, and meet like-minded people. The quarterly journal “Islonian” provides items of local interest, general genealogical information, events and activities of the society, and an opportunity to publish their personal family history interests. Similar information is also found on the website, including details of local publications of parish records, projects, research services, and facilities to join the Society.

They are a small but very friendly society and will try and help you as much as they can while you search for those lost ancestors you have in the Isle.

Isle of Axholme FHS is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Isle of Axholme Family History contributed to the National Burial Index For England & Wales. These records are available on Findmypast as part of the Britain and World subscriptions.