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 burials for Anglican churches up to 1940, and official death registrations in the 12 parishes into the 21st century ( dates vary from one parish to another). We have begun to add further records which provide additional detail and links to official records held by Jersey Archive.

This page will contain a developing set of links to burial records for individual cemeteries, funeral records from the archives of seven major undertakers from the 1820s to the 1980s, 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 ....'.

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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


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Cemetery records


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Funeral directors' record books

  • Croad's burial records - a full A-Z index to 23,000 records of Jersey's main funeral director from 1867 to 1962



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Find a Grave index


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Jerripedia gravestone photographs collection


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Church of England burial records 1540-1940

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