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. All additions or corrections are made first in the database, which is usually more up-to-date than the indexes. Major changes to records are made in the database and indexes but minor corrections will only be incorporated in the indexes at the next full update.
The Jerripedia team's priority in late 2018 and 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 also initiated a review of all marriage records, which will be followed by baptisms and burials.
This means that the database is now significantly ahead of the indexes linked from this page, which will be rebuilt once the work of reviewing the database is complete. Please rely on the database as the most accurate source of records for the time being and check any names you find in family trees and parish indexes against the database.
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