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elcome to theislandwiki, a gateway to two historical websites featuring the Channel Islands, a group of small islands in the English Channel, close to the French coast, which are possessions of the British Crown and part of the British Isles. Originally part of the Guernsey Society website, theislandwiki still benefits from the generous sponsorship of its web hosting expenses by the Society. That arrangement will come to an end in 2021.

Donkipedia, the Guernsey element of theislandwiki, has already been withdrawn as a separate domain, and the website is progressively being rebranded as Jerripedia. However, it retains the majority of the Guernsey content and that is being refreshed and will, hopefully, be expanded in the future


Jerripedia was launched days after Donkipedia in 2010, and has since built up a substantial worldwide audience, interested in the histories of the Channel Islands and their families. It contains the largest online repository of information about the island, with hundreds of family trees, thousands of family records and an illustrated general history of the island.


Donkipedia, launched in February 2010, is the largest and most comprehensive on-line resource for those seeking information about their family history and the island their ancestors lived in.

The website ceased to have a separate existence in September 2020 but its content has been retained within Jerripedia. The Guernsey pages include the history of Guernsey families, the lives of famous Guernseymen, the literature of the island and many other aspects of island life, and a growing collecting of historic images.

Jerripedia is now on Facebook. A new group has been created - just search for Jerripedia from your Facebook account, which anybody interested in the history of Jersey and its families is welcome to join. The group will provide regular updates about additions to Jerripedia's content, as well as providing a forum for discussion about all matters relating the island's history.


Jerripedia, launched in February 2010, is the one-stop-shop for anyone researching their ancestors in Jersey. It also provides a comprehensive picture of the island from pre-historic days to the German Occupation of the mid-20th century and right up to the present day.

With an unrivalled collection of historic photographs and works of art, Jerripedia shows exactly what Jersey looked like over the centuries, and particularly during the last 150 years.

It contains over 1,200 pages dedicated to island families, over 3,300 family trees, and over 750,000 baptism and other family records.

Family records

Jerripedia's records database is seamlessly linked to family pages and associated frmily trees, and contains records of Jersey baptisms, marriages and burials in the 12 parish churches from the earliest registers in the 16th century to 1940, plus seven other Anglican churches. In September 2020 several thousand baptism records for Roman Catholic and Methodist churches were added, and more are in the pipeline.

This is the Only free site in which Jersey church records are available. Jerripedia is committed to adding to this service in the future and continuing to provide the best reference source for family historians researching their ancestry in the island. The database allows searches for names can be made across all parishes, as well as in individual parishes, and across baptism, marriage and burial records at the same time.

You will find links to all the records and background information on our Family records page.

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