How to get a Jersey birth certificate and what it contains

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Copies of Jersey certificates from 1842 to the present day can only be obtained by writing to:

The Superintendent Registrar
10 Royal Square
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 4WA
(Tel: +44 1534 441335)

To obtain a copy certificate of an entry in a birth, marriage or death register held by the Jersey Register Office, you will need to supply the names of the party/parties, the date and the parish in which it occurred. These three key pieces of information are all required. If you have found an entry in an index either here on Jerripedia or in one of the other places in which the Office of the Superintendent Registrar indexes are held, you will need to provide the Superintendent Registrar with the name of the party/parties, the parish and the covering dates of the register as well as the page number listed beside the name when ordering a certificate. The fee for supplying an extract from the records is £20 per certificate. To this must be added a postage and handling fee: UK 50p, Europe £1, elsewhere £2.

If you do not know all three pieces of information (name, date and parish), a search is required. The fees are £10 for a birth or death search for a five-year period or part thereof and £20 for a marriage search for a five-year period or part thereof.

Fees for extracts and research are payable by sterling cheque drawn on a British Bank in favour of the 'Treasurer of the States', or by British Postal Order.

There is at present no facility for on-line requests, but email enquiries to the Superintendent Registrar should be sent to marriageenquiries@gov.je. This email address is used for all enquiries.

The following information is shown on birth certificates:

  • Date and place of birth
  • Forename(s)
  • Sex
  • Name and surname of father
  • Name and maiden name of mother
  • Rank or profession of father
  • Signature, description and residence of informant
  • Date of registration
  • Signature of registrar
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