Jerripedia

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Welcome to Jerripedia, a website sharing knowledge about Jersey's people, places and heritage.
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. It has a fascinating history for a place so small
and islanders have spread their influence throughout the world over the centuries.
This site enables those with connections to Jersey to trace their family histories and discover what the island
was like in days gone by. Jerripedia is growing all the time and anyone is welcome to make a contribution - see the box below to find out how to go about editing and adding articles of your own.

Contact and contributions


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  • We welcome emails from Jerripedia users relating to any aspect of the content of the site, and promise to respond in a timely fashion. To contact the Jerripedia editorial team please send an email to editcontact@theislandwiki.org. Please note that no other email addresses are now in use, nor being monitored, and any mail sent to earlier addresses will not be seen or answered. To avoid being trapped in a Spam filter, all messages should have Jerripedia as their subject.


  • To raise any technical issues please contact webmaster@theislandwiki.org.

Help Jerripedia grow

Everybody can contribute to Jerripedia and help this Channel Island history resource keep growing. You can add new pages, edit existing pages (with the exception of a few which are protected) and leave comments about content. Go to the Community Portal for general advice on how to become involved with Jerripedia and also look at information on how to go about adding your family tree to those already on the site. You might also find it useful to read about our Site policies before becoming a valued contributor.

Copyright

All material added must be copyright free. If anyone has any concerns about the copyright of material on the site, please read our copyright notice to find out how to draw these concerns to an administrator's attention.

Pictures


Jerripedia is full of words - millions of them - but it also has thousands of images to paint a picture of the island of today and yesterday. This is by far the largest, easy to access, on-line collection of images of Jersey, and it is growing daily. Collectors around the world have given Jerripedia editors access to their images and they are steadily being processed for inclusion in the site.

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Our menu page giving access to all the site's best pictures


The editor's choice of the best new picture added to the site this week


Quick access to all the main picture galleries and albums

What our friends say


Statistics


Interest in Jerripedia, and reliance on the site as the main online source of information about Jersey, and the people who live, and have lived there, grows daily. But August 2018 was a special month, because the average number of visitors daily grew to over 900. After recording our previous record of 774 in January this year, and coming very close with 770 in July, we have leapt through the 800 barrier and beyond to eclipse the record with a new daily average during August of 908. When we first started over eight years ago we were delighted to see 50 users a day, so the figures of over 1,000 for six successive days in August were immensely satisfying. September was quieter, but still the second busiest month on record. October started with a bang, with the record daily count of unique visitors of 1,210 on the 1st


What our users say


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Our small editorial team daily receives and answers a batch of emails from all around the world, both from people wanting our help with their research, or simply wanting to say thank-you for how we have already helped them.
We try to respond as quickly as possible to these messages; whether it means correcting information on the site which has been flagged as incorrect, adding new information, or helping our correspondents further their research into their ancestry.
These are a selection of some of the much appreciated comments we have received in recent weeks.
  • Your website is awesome - such a treat for descendants to browsePamela, Australia
  • I wanted to thank you as I have been able to find the solution to a number of outstanding questions and make the links using the Jerripedia sitePeter, UK
  • Thank you for keeping the history aliveAnton, Canada
  • What a fantastic collation of images you’ve pieced together!Richard, Jersey
  • Thanks again for a really useful siteSimon, Cyprus
  • Congratulations on your wonderful website. It certainly has been very beneficial in my research. I really appreciate all the hard work that has gone into itCarol, New Zealand
  • I am increasingly in wonder at the amount of stuff you have done and got together. THANK YOUBeverley, Australia
  • Thank you for your fascinating websiteSharon, Australia
And thank you, our friends around the world. We are just pleased to be able to help. Statistics mean much less than your kind comments, but hopefully both prove that we are doing a good job.

Family research



The number of family records and other information in Jerripedia so highly valued by those researching their Jersey ancestry just keeps growing and growing. The addition of another 80,000 birth and marriage registrations to our parish indexes of family records brought the total of these records over half a million, and now we have added an index to 66,000 funeral records from 1820 to 1978.



Many of the families appearing in these records are covered by our collection of over 3,100 family trees, submitted by Jerripedia users and checked and assembled by our editorial team.



All of this information, and much, much more, is brought together in over 1,200 family pages, tracing the history and origins of the most important island families.

These totals will grow further in the weeks to come as we continue with our objective of providing the most comprehensive and accurate resources for family historians whose ancestors lived in Jersey.


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This service - the most valuable, free online resource for those researching their ancestors in Jersey - has expanded in 2017 to include baptisms up to 1915 for most parishes, and marriages and burials up to 1940. There have now been over 150,000 visits to our family record indexes which are associated with a fully searchable database of all the available records.

You will find a guide to researching your family trees in Jersey (essential reading for newcomers to family history reseach), links to other genealogy sites, a guide to the derivation of Jersey surnames dating back to the Middle Ages, plus several other articles on surname usage, articles on common baptismal names, some fascinating ancestries of island families tracing island lineages back to famous figures of the past, and much, much more ...

A major new addition to our family pages is a collection of over 6,000 images of gravestones in Jersey cemeteries. The number will grow over the next year as gravestones in more cemeteries are photographed for us.

Donkipedia

Visit our sister site, Donkipedia dedicated to the history of the islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. You will find similar information to that contained in Jerripedia and many of the pages are common to both sites to make life simpler for those researching their families in both islands.


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