What’s coming?

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Plans for 2018

Our priority as we enter our ninth year is to build on the information available to family historians. During 2017 we added another 200 family pages and we are now adding extra detail to these and earlier pages. This includes WW1 service records; WW2 identity card registrations; registration of aliens, born outside the British Isles, introduced in 1920 and covering individuals born up to 1917; funeral directors' burial records; and baptisms at the General Hospital. If these records have not yet been added to individual family pages, there are full A-Z indexes for each, which can be searched in the meantime.

New record sets in the pipeline for 2018 include more than 20,000 wills made from 1949 onwards, 13,000 burials in St Helier's main cemetery, an index to 6,400 applications to return to the island after the Occupation {added February 2018}, records of German criminal courts during the Occupation and applications to join the Militia.

Our dual objectives are to provide researchers with extra information about ancestors, particularly more recent generations; and to identify ancestors who may not feature in our database of over half a million records from Anglican churches.

And talking about the database, which has so far concentrated on birth/baptism, marriage and death/burial records, we are currently working on adding fully-searchable data sets for wills and other material of great value to researchers.

Family records

All newly available family records were added to the site in the first half of 2017, all indexes updated, and all Family pages baptism lists updated. We have also added page images of marriages at non-Anglican churches and the Registry Office; page images of death records for all parishes; and page images of birth records for St Helier. We have updated our parish family record indexes to include all birth, marriage and death records, in addition to baptisms, marriages and burials for Anglican churches.

During 2018 we hope to start adding records from the registers of Roman Catholic churches.

Family trees

We continue to receive and are still interested in receiving new trees - email your family tree to editcontact@theislandwiki.org - please use Jerripedia as the subject of your email - for addition to the site. Priority is given to trees received in this way.

We are continuing with the painstaking, lengthy and slow process of creating links backwards and forwards between trees where a spouse in one tree can be identified in their own family's tree. Family pages are being upgraded, new trees researched and links created to biographies of family members and profiles of family homes.

Family pages

The 1,000-plus pages devoted to Jersey's most important families are increasingly becoming the core of the site. They contain information on the earliest records in Jersey of these families, the derivation of the surnames, lists of baptisms, links to family trees and family histories, and now links to articles about the houses the families have owned and the businesses they have owned or worked in. We have completed the process of adding an index of wills from the 17th century to World War 2 held by Jersey Archive to each family page, as well as information about family members who lost their lives in military service in World War 1, and we have embarked on a project to add lists of family members who were issued with identity cards during the German Occupation

We continue to receive old family photographs which help to bring our family pages to life, and are always happy to be sent more of these.

More family histories researched in Jersey have been added to the site in 2016, and still more are in the pipeline. Please remember that histories, however long or short, of individuals or whole Jersey families, are always welcome. Please email editcontact@theislandwiki.org if you have family histories which you can share with other Jerripedia users.

As well as adding information to existing family pages, we are in the process of creating pages for some 40 additional families. These have been added to the index and are in varying stages of completion.

Photographs

We also continue to add almost daily to our collection of historic photographs and other images of Jersey, which now numbers over 48,000 images.

Timescale

Content is being added to Jerripedia daily, so all we can say is:"Keep visiting What's New? to discover our progress in adding to the site's content".

Readers' contributions

Just a reminder that you can add your own content to Jerripedia, or send it by email to editcontact@theislandwiki.org, for inclusion in the site. We don't want the availability of mountains of new material to stop the flow from Jerripedia fans, who are still visiting our pages in their hundreds every day. New subscribers only need to answer a simple question to gain full access to the site and be able to edit or contribute new content.

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