The family records section of Jersey Archive
One of the main objectives of Jerripedia is to provide an on-line resource for those researching their ancestry in Jersey. Crucial to this research are the church records of baptisms, marriages and burials. Records up to 1940 (depending on parish and type of record) are free to view in Jerripedia and in our associated database.
This section of the site contains a comprehensive index to the records for all 12 parishes, plus seven other Church of England churches. We have translated all records from the original French and present them in full A-Z indexes of individual records listed by parish and in date order.
Links to page images of the original transcription folders of pre-1842 records, often with extra details, can also be found in the baptism section of the database, and we have retained our separate index of St Helier baptisms from 1842-1909 with details of godparents.
Jerripedia indexes were updated from the database in March 2017. Since the Jersey records became available on Ancestry we have received a number of suggestions for corrections to early records, for which we are most grateful.
The Jerripedia team's priority throughout 2019 is to check all the data in the website and our database and correct any errors identified. Since September 2018 we have been correcting errors in the database as we work on family trees and we have now completed a review of all records of baptisms and marriages. Our review of family names in burial registers is also complete, and we are now in the final stages of our project, identifying maiden names of wives and widows and ensuring that they are correctly indexed.
Once this work is complete, the links from this page will be rebuilt. From then on we will do our best to keep the records in the indexes and the database fully synchronised, but although we understand that many Jerripedia users prefer to use the indexes, we still recommend that they think of searching the database, too, because it contains additional information not included in the indexes. Certainly at present the database contains a much more accurate set of records than this site's indexes, and is the best available source of Jersey family history information
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