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.
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.