Almorah Cemetery was created on land purchased in 1854 and 1855 as a burial ground for Roman Catholics, Congregationalists and Baptists, Methodists and others. It was not a parish cemetery but was operated by an organisation called Saint Helier General Cemetery. It was opened on 16 March 1854.
The registers of burials in Almorah Cemetery, which are held by Jersey Archive, are a very valuable resource for those researching ancestors who were not buried in Church of England cemeteries, particularly because the records of the non-Anglican churches have yet to be digitised and made available online
The registers of Saint Helier General Cemetery start with the burial of 3-day-old baby Ann Laurens on 6 January 1862, and cover the period to 1920 when the cemetery was full.
We have created the A-Z index below for these 13,000-plus important records, and lists of burials at Almorah will progressively be added to our Family pages. The index gives the name and age of the deceased; husbands' name for married women and widows; fathers' names for children; dates of death and burial.
This information is also available on our fully-searchable database - plus the name of the officiating clergyman and the number of the plot in which the deceased was buried.
The information included in our database is the same that is available with free access on the Jersey Archive website. Although some page images from the registers are available to subscribers, they are not accessible for every record and do not contain any further information.
Unfortunately there is no consistency on how married women and widows have been indexed in this dataset. Some are indexed under their maiden name, with their husband's name shown in the details of the record. Others are indexed under their husband's name, with their maiden name shown separately. Regrettably, some are not named at all, listed simply as 'wife of ....'
Using our database for a search allows for searches in all fields, and also using a partial surname if the spelling is uncertain.
Our advice is the same as it is with any other set of records included in Jerripedia. If you don't find an ancestor where you expect to, look for variations in spelling and, perhaps for names with or without prefixes, such as Le, La, L', de and du. Variations may appear next to records for names spelt in the standard form; they may also be some way out of sequence.