Burial records

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Burial records

Records of deaths and burials are often thought of as the third level of research for family historians, providing supplementary information for births/baptisms and marriages. Certainly they rank third in chronological sequence, but that does not diminish their value. Because online birth and marriage records are often restricted to dates up to 100 years ago in order to avoid including anyone who is still alive - a somewhat strange policy when records concerning living individuals in Jersey are available from many sources, such as electoral registers, rate books, Occupation identity cards, etc - death and burial records, which by their very nature exclude anybody still alive, can be a very valuable source of family history data.

Jerripedia records include funerals at Anglican churches up to 1940 (much earlier for some parishes), and official death registrations in the 12 parishes into the 21st century ( again, dates vary from one parish to another). We have now added further records which provide additional detail and links to official records held by Jersey Archive.

This page contains a set of links to burial records for individual cemeteries, and records of funerals across the island from the archives of seven major undertakers from the 1820s to the 1970s. We have included an A-Z index combining some 66,000 records from 1820 to 1978 from the seven undertakers, enabling an easy search to be carried out if, as is likely for the majority of researchers, you have no idea who organised your ancestors' funerals and where they were held.

Also included on this page are records on the public specialist site Find A Grave, and Jerripedia's own collection of gravestone images. Although most of the cemeteries which are covered by our gravestone images have been painstakingly photographed, row by row, it is possible that some graves have been overlooked, so our pages are entitled 'A selection of images ....'.


Chris Le Mottee taking photographs of graves for the Jerripedia collection

As with many of Jerripedia's records, more detailed information is often available to subscribers to the Jersey Archive online catalogue and other public websites. Our indexes contain Archive catalogue index numbers for the original documents and references for other sites where appropriate

Jersey cemeteries: A summary

Cemeteries in Jersey: More details

St Helier burial grounds


Cemetery records


Funeral directors' record books for 50,000 burials

As indicated below, the combined index for all funeral directors' records is complete, as are single-page indexes for the smaller businesses. We are working on the completion of the separate A-Z indexes for the records of Sinatt, Conery and Le Quesne


Find a Grave index


Jerripedia gravestone photographs collection


Church of England burial records 1540-1940

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