Jerripedia is dedicated to helping those whose ancestors lived in Jersey to trace their family's history. The Family research section contains the biggest collection of on-line Jersey records to assist family historians with their research. Over 600 Jersey families are now profiled, with over 1,700 associated family trees, a big jump in both over the past month. We have the only comprehensive online index to Jersey church registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from the 15th to 19th centuries.
This service - a major step forward for those researching their ancestry in Jersey - is in addition to the index of over 30,000 Victorian baptisms in St Helier which first appeared in 2010. There have now been over 100,000 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 5,000 images of gravestones in Jersey cemeteries. Some 3,000 of these have already been added to family pages and we continue to work on the others. The number will grow over the next year as gravestones in more cemeteries are photographed for us.