elcome to Jerripedia, a website dedicated to the history of Jersey, the largest of 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.
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 some 65,000 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 1,230 pages dedicated to island families, over 3,380 family trees, and over 750,000 baptism and other family records.
Jerripedia started life as a sister website of Donkipedia, the online history encyclopedia for Guernsey, and the two websites co-existed as part of the domain theislandwiki.org.
In 2020 Donkipedia ceased to exist as a separate website and its content has now been incorporated into Jerripedia using the Guernsey link in the left column.
It is intended eventually to rebrand Jerripedia, using its own domain name - www.jerripedia.org - and to drop the islandwiki identity, but this will require considerable work to ensure that existing links to the website from elsewhere on the Web, and users own bookmarks, will continue to function.
In the meantime you can go straight to Jerripedia by using any of the links here, or the Home page link in the left column.
The costs of keeping Jerripedia running on the Web are considerable, and for ten years they were met by the Guernsey Society. That arrangement has ended and to ensure the continuity of the website, we have to secure the necessary funding in other ways.
The promise made when the site launched that it will always be free to access is being maintained and we have ruled out advertising and commercial sponsorship, or a link to any other organisation, to ensure our continuing independence.
We hope that regular visitors to the site and anybody whom it has helped in their family history research will make a small donation, by clicking on the Donate button at the bottom of the left column. This process uses PayPal and is totally secure. We will not see any of your card details.
Please help us maintain Jerripedia and keep it growing for the benefit of all researchers and those who are interested in their island.