Jerripedia's unique comprehensive online index to church registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in the island's 12 parish churches from the 16th century onwards was launched in October 2012 as an addition to the index of over 30,000 St Helier baptism registrations from 1842 to 1909 which has been on the site since 2010.
The project is well ahead of schedule and is now nearing completion. All baptism records (with the exception of a small batch in St Helier) are now indexed and the addition of these missing records, plus the marriage records for Grouville and Trinity, and Grouville burials, is scheduled for the end of June, which will complete the pre-1842 records. At the same time our searchable database will also contain a full set of records, providing a second means for family historians to locate their ancestors. A project to add further records beyond 1842 is now under consideration.
This section of the site is the heart of Jerripedia for those interested in researching their family history. Use the menu on the left below to navigate to the various sections. The family pages provide information on nearly 300 Jersey families, including all the major ones, such as de Carteret, Dumaresq, Payn, Bisson. The pages give the origins of the family names, when known, the earliest occurrences in Jersey, links to family trees and also to lists of births and baptisms.
There is also a separate link to an alphabetical index of over 1,000 family trees, and another to a selection of the more important trees for those seeking to trace their ancestry back through prominent Jersey families with records pre-dating the Parish Church registers.