The family records section of Jersey Archive
We were alerted in August 2017 to some errors in baptism records added to the indexes earlier in the year. The affected records are for surnames starting G, Le G and de G and all are for baptisms later than 1842. They have now been deleted and replaced with correct records. We sincerely apologise for this problem, which was caused by a corruption in a batch of uploaded records. We advise all researchers to double check any baptism records starting with G, Le G and de G they researched between the beginning of 2017 and the end of August.
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 1842 have been available for researchers to access free of any charge in Jerripedia and in our associated database since 2012. Now we have added a further 100,000 records, taking baptism listings for most parishes to 1915, and records of marriages and burials to 1940.
This section of the site contains a completely revised 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.
The availability of these new records has overtaken our ongoing project to add central registrations of births, marriages and deaths from 1842, and we have now halted that project, because the church records contain much more information than the indexes to the Registry Office registers. But we have not discarded any previously available information, and the new parish pages accessible from the links on this page have further links to their predecessors.
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.
The creation of new indexes has allowed us to synchronise information in the database with those indexes at March 2017, but please note that any future additions or corrections will be made first in the database, so this is usually more up-to-date than the indexes. 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. A number of minor corrections have been made in the database which will only be incorporated in the indexes at the next full update.
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