2,500 family trees
We are proud to announce that the site now contains 2,500 family trees, spread over 1,000-plus family pages. Both those 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.
The Family research section contains the biggest collection of on-line Jersey records to assist family historians with their research. 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 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.