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Welcome to Jerripedia, a website sharing knowledge about Jersey's people, places and heritage.
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. It has a fascinating history for a place so small
and islanders have spread their influence throughout the world over the centuries.
This site enables those with connections to Jersey to trace their family histories and discover what the island
was like in days gone by. Jerripedia is growing all the time and anyone is welcome to make a contribution - see the box below to find out how to go about editing and adding articles of your own.

Contact and contributions

  • We welcome emails from Jerripedia users relating to any aspect of the content of the site, and promise to respond in a timely fashion. To contact the Jerripedia editorial team please send an email to Please note that no other email addresses are now in use, nor being monitored, and any mail sent to earlier addresses will not be seen or answered. To avoid being trapped in a Spam filter, all messages should have Jerripedia as their subject.

  • To raise any technical issues please contact

Help Jerripedia grow

Everybody can contribute to Jerripedia and help this Channel Island history resource keep growing. You can add new pages, edit existing pages (with the exception of a few which are protected) and leave comments about content. Go to the Community Portal for general advice on how to become involved with Jerripedia and also look at information on how to go about adding your family tree to those already on the site. You might also find it useful to read about our Site policies before becoming a valued contributor.


All material added must be copyright free. If anyone has any concerns about the copyright of material on the site, please read our copyright notice to find out how to draw these concerns to an administrator's attention.


Jerripedia is full of words - millions of them - but it also has thousands of images to paint a picture of the island of today and yesterday. This is by far the largest, easy to access, on-line collection of images of Jersey, and it is growing daily. Collectors around the world have given Jerripedia editors access to their images and they are steadily being processed for inclusion in the site.


Our menu page giving access to all the site's best pictures

The editor's choice of the best new picture added to the site this week

Quick access to all the main picture galleries and albums

Family research

The number of family records and other information in Jerripedia so highly valued by those researching their Jersey ancestry just keeps growing and growing. The addition of another 80,000 birth and marriage registrations to our parish indexes of family records has brought the total of these records over half a million.

Many of the families appearing in these records are covered by our collection of over 3,100 family trees, submitted by Jerripedia users and checked and assembled by our editorial team.

All of this information, and much, much more, is brought together in over 1,000 family pages, tracing the history and origins of the most important island families.

These totals will grow further in the weeks to come as we continue with our objective of providing the most comprehensive and accurate resources for family historians whose ancestors lived in Jersey.


This service - the most valuable, free online resource for those researching their ancestors in Jersey - has expanded in 2017 to include baptisms up to 1915 for most parishes, and marriages and burials up to 1940. There have now been over 150,000 visits to our family record indexes which are associated with a fully searchable database of all the available records.

You will find a guide to researching your family trees in Jersey (essential reading for newcomers to family history reseach), links to other genealogy sites, a guide to the derivation of Jersey surnames dating back to the Middle Ages, plus several other articles on surname usage, articles on common baptismal names, some fascinating ancestries of island families tracing island lineages back to famous figures of the past, and much, much more ...

A major new addition to our family pages is a collection of over 6,000 images of gravestones in Jersey cemeteries. The number will grow over the next year as gravestones in more cemeteries are photographed for us.


Site indexes

To make it easier to find what you are looking for, we have now added an A-Z index to the articles in the site, as well as a further index for the many picture galleries, along with a restructuring of some of these galleries to make it easier for site visitors to enjoy our extensive collection of images of Jersey, now numbering over 42,000.
Article index
Picture index

Social histories of Jersey

Histories of Jersey which cover the social life of islanders are few and far between, but two which really do fall into this category are The Town of St Helier, written by Edmund Toulmin Nicolle, a long-serving honorary secretary of La Société Jersiaise, and found among his papers in draft form after his death, and Jersey: Not quite British, by farmer, turned journalist, David Le Feuvre
Nicolle's history was published by La Société in 1931 as a tribute to one of their most popular members and officers. It is much more than a history of the town, because in covering the life of the residents of the island's capital, the controls imposed on them by the Church and the Royal Court, it reflects these influences throughout the island.
We consider this work to be of such importance that we have added it in full to Jerripedia's pages as part of our policy to make available to our users important historical articles and out-of-print books which would otherwise be inaccessible except to those who can visit the Jersey libraries which hold copies.
Jersey: Not quite British is still in print, and we have included limited extracts from various chapters in Jerripedia
The Town of St Helier by Edmund Nicolle
Jersey: Not quite British by David Le Feuvre


Visit our sister site, Donkipedia dedicated to the history of the islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. You will find similar information to that contained in Jerripedia and many of the pages are common to both sites to make life simpler for those researching their families in both islands.

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