This page lists all new pages added to the site since 1 January 2017, and from time to time also contains important messages about changes to site pages.
Links to content added to the site in earlier years can be found on our 'What was new?' page, which retains the complete sequence of additions to the site back to July 2010.
You should also visit our 'What’s coming?' page from time to time to discover the additions which are planned for the site over the coming weeks and month.
- What was new – a link to a list of articles added to the site from August 2010 to the end of 2016
- What’s coming? – a foretaste of new articles and family records coming soon
1 January 2018
New family pages
- Picture of the week, a very old photograph of St Helier Harbour which is proving difficult to date accurately
- Wallis, new family page
- Registrar records of births, marriages and deaths, details of a new range of records currently being added to the site
- Picture of the week, the Royal Square in the early 1880s
- Researching census records - we can't provide census records (not yet), but here is a set of articles on what they contain, how they can be very useful for family researchers, the errors they may contain, and indexes to the St Helier districts and the streets they cover
- 14th century storms - An article from the 2009 Annual Bulletin of La Société Jersiaise looking back to storms which may have been responsible for coastal erosion in St Ouen's Bay
- Longueville Manor revisited
- Joseph Sinel - another biography of the noted Jersey naturalist, historian and archaeologist
- William Carr Beresford - Last Governor of Jersey - another biography of Jersey's last Governor
- Baking during the Occupation
- A book of Gruchy family history
- Finance and banking during the Occupation
- St Lawrence burial register - a number of Blampied records have been found listed under Bisson. This error has now been corrected
New family pages
- Descendants of Jean Briard - 2, a new family tree going back to the 17th century
- Wavell, new family page ...
- Mike Wavell ... and a biography of one of the family
- A gallery of photographs from the 1850s - or are they?
- Picture of the week, parade at St Peter's Barracks
New family pages
- Descendants of William Male, new family tree added to an updated family page
- Clarence Ahier's Great War diary - Part 2 - 1917, a Jersey soldier's account of life in the trenches
New family pages
Today we are pleased to announce the addition of a major new batch of family records to the site. They are St Helier birth registrations from 1842 to 1926, amounting to over 60,000 new records.
These registrations cover 84 years from the establishment of the Office of the Superintendent Registrar and the appointment of registrars of births, marriages and deaths in each of the 12 parishes in 1842.
Our searchable database and our A-Z Jerripedia indexes have contained the birth records of the other 11 parishes since January 2015, but we could not, at the time, justify the workload of digitising the St Helier records, which were largely duplicated by baptism records for the period from 1842 to 1909. In 2015 the baptism records available for the other parishes only covered the years up to 1842.
Because the St Helier baptism records only cover Anglican churches, we have now decided to add the birth registrations, but regrettably we do not have the resources at this time to add them individually to the database and our A-Z indexes.
What we have done is to present the scans of the Superintendent Registrar's indexes to the birth records which we made in 2014 in a chronological index. These indexes only contain the name of the child, a date range for the volume in which they appear and a page number. But even this limited information is invaluable if you want to order a birth certificate from the Superintendent Registrar, and with the St Helier volumes covering periods as short as 14 months, it is possible to locate the birth of a child who was not baptised in an Anglican church.
The page images are indexed in pairs of registration volumes to a Jerripedia page. At the same time we have brought our indexes of digitised baptism records for the other 11 parishes back into our main parish indexes, together with page views of death register indexes.
A further step in this process has been the addition of indexes of marriages in non-Anglican churches in all parishes but Trinity, which does not appear to have any, and the Registry Office in St Helier.
We now have approaching 600,000 family records in our Jerripedia Family records section, and there are many more to come this year.
- Ploeuc-sur-Lie an updated and enlarged list of over 200 immigrants to Jersey from this small Brittany town
- Picture of the week, a photograph of people on the beach at Havre des Pas in the summer after the Occupation - or was it?
- Bienvenu, more information added to family page, including ...
- Descendants of Jan Bienvenu ... family tree back to 17th century in Brittany
- Boisard, more information added to family page, including ...
- Descendants of Julien Boizard... family tree back to 17th century in Brittany
- Boniface, more information added to family page, including ...
- Descendants of Thomas Boniface - 1
- Descendants of Thomas Boniface - 2 ... family trees for two different Thomas
Use of Jerripedia as a resource for Jersey history and family history hit a new high during January. The daily average number of people accessing the site was 774, with repeat visits bringing the daily number of user sessions to 887. This compares with the average for 2017 of 646 users and 737 sessions. In January last year there were 623 users a day making a total of 723 visits.
The growth in site traffic has been remarkable. In 2013 we were pleased to get 100 daily visitors and in the early days after the site's launch in 2010, between 30 and 50 a day was the norm.
- After the Liberation:War damage claims how islanders claimed for losses to property and possessions during the German Occupation...
- Occupation compensation claims ... and a summary list of those claims
- Postcards sent to nearby France in 1906, a set of postcards sent to the Margantin family in Saint Servan
- Boobyer, completed family page
- Descendants of John Boobyer, and family tree
- Finding servants in 19th century Jersey
- Jordan, completed family page
- Jordan family members who served in World War 1
- Descendants of James Jordan - 1
- Descendants of James Jordan - 2
- Descendants of John Jordan
- Boullier, completed family page
- Descendants of Jean Baptiste Boullier
- Descendants of Aimable Paul Boullier
- St Ouen's School, recollections of the final years of the school
- Descendants of Guillemin Le Bas, a major new tree going back to 1300 and correcting errors in an earlier Le Bas tree
- Over 100 WW2 deportees from Jersey to French and German prisons and camps - a detailed index to a new website
- Bourinot, completed family page
- Brewer, completed family page
- Bryant, family page completed
- Burridge, family page completed
- Evacuees' applications to return - a full A-Z index to 6,400 records at Jersey Archive of applications by evacuees to return to Jersey after the Occupation
- German Occupation Court hearings, an index to records of German court sentences during the Occupation
- Picture of the week, The Halt, a small hotel
- A temporary index to St John baptism records missing from existing transcriptons - over 1000 new records from 1594 to 1647
- Descendants of Philippe Bisson - 2
- Descendants of Elie Le Cras - 3, the family tree of a Le Cras, who was baptised Bisson and whose marriage certificate shows the wrong father
- Captain Charles Bisson, a Jerseyman who emigrated to Victoria, Australia, where he obtained his Master's Certificate
- Picture of the week, two shops in Central and North America run by Bissons
- Oswald Bisson, a Jerseyman who emigrated to Canada and took over his father-in-law's store in British Columbia
- Captain Charles Bisson, a seagoing Jerseyman who emigrated to Australia
- Descendants of Collas Le Brun
- Descendants of Vincent Camiot
- Descendants of Frederick Toy
- Descendants of Robert Toy
- Cardy, family page completed
- Carson, family page completed
- Carver: Family page completed
- St John baptisms temporary index now contains 2500 records from 1594 to 16915
- Jersey wills: Our index to Jersey wills from 1663 now covers the period up to 1980 and contains 33,000 records
- Picture of the week: A St Brelade's Bay beachside cafe in the 1930s
- Courtman: Family page completed
- Crosby: Family page completed
- David: Family page completed
- Driscoll: Family page completed
- Druce: Family page completed
- Eveleigh: Family page completed
- Farnham: Family page completed
- Forward: Family page completed
- Forster: Family page completed
- Gordon: Family page completed
- Hart: Family page completed
- Kitcher: Family page completed
- Lake: Family page completed
- Lakeman: Family page completed
- Lamerton: Family page completed
- Langdon: Family page completed
- Whitel: Family page completed
- Webb: Family page completed
- Wavell: Family pate completed
- Lock: Family page completed
- Langford: Family page completed
- Lawrence: Family page completed
- Lee: Family page completed
- Masters: Family page completed
- Long: Family page completed
- Watson: Family page completed
- Weeks: Family page completed
- Webber: Family page completed
- Way: Family page completed
- Le Pavoux: Family page completed
- Walmsley: Family page completed
- Manley: Family page completed
- Moitie: Family page completed
This completes the addition of all available data to the 80 new family pages added to the site in December 2017. We still have some way to go with updating and adding data sets to earlier pages and the addition of further new family pages is now under consideration. If you have any families with strong Jersey connections which you think should be included, please email us at email@example.com with your suggestions. Please use Jerripedia as the subject of your email
- Picture of the week Easter at St Ouen's Bay in 1951
- Burial records, a new page bringing together old and new indexes of burial registers
- Burial records, update of our index to burial registers and other records which now includes our own gravestone image collection sorted by surname for each cemetery covered, an index to Find A Grave Jersey records and links to our Church of England burial records
St Matthew's School, a thriving private school in the last decade of the 19th century
- Descendants of Edouard Godfray - 2
- Descendants of Mathieu Renouf
- Descendants of Francois Benest, a corrected and expanded tree
- Le Cygne, the story of a paddle steamer which operated between Jersey and Carteret from about 1894 to 1912
- E J Gallichan, Jersey's longest established jewellery business
- Descendants of Jean Gallichan, associated family tree
- Picture of the week: Anne Port Farm, 1905
Two substantial linked family trees, bringing together some existing trees and correcting errors
A temporary index covering some missing St John records
- Mont Orgueil Castle garrison soldiers in the 14th century, a long list of names of islanders, many of them still present today
- Hocquard captains in Nova Scotia a history of two brothers in the early 19th century
- Fanny Breslauer, the story of a famous Jersey sailing vessel
- Roy Bisson and Scouting in Jersey the long career of one of Jersey's stalwarts of Scouting
- King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment the 1903 garrison regiment
- Origins of the Jersey cow
The site is currently undergoing a much-needed 'spring-clean'. All pages are being reviewed, and amended, where necessary, or noted for further attention when time permits. Part of this process involves the deletion of old material which is not linked to any other pages. This mostly involves pages of baptisms in St Helier and Trinity which were created in 2012 and have now been superseded by the full parish indexes of family records. These old pages are rarely, if ever, visited, and have not been included within the site's menu structure for several years. If anyone has had them bookmarked we apologise for their removal, while referring these site users to the far more comprehensive information now available in the family research section of the site. It is important, in order to maximise the speed of access to the site's pages, to remove some of this 'clutter' from time to time
This work is being undertaken by a small editorial team who are taking a fresh look at the structure and content of the site and making improvements wherever possible. We will continue to add new content when time permits, including our Picture of the week, but the flow of new material to the site will inevitably slow while editor Mike Bisson is taking a much-needed break for the next few weeks
- Picture of the week, two remarkable Victorian lantern slides of Gorey in the 1880s
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And what's next?
- What’s coming? – a foretaste of new articles and family records coming soon