Books and newspapers

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Books and newspapers

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This is Jerripedia's bibliography of Jersey, including a guide to books on the island's history and family history, and particularly those which can be read on-line at sites including Google Books.There is also a link to a list of all the main newspapers published in the island over the years, and fictional works set in Jersey or written by islanders. This listing includes books on Guernsey with content relevant to the other Channel Islands, but books solely on Guernsey have been deleted in accordance with the gradual restructuring of the site.

This section of Jerripedia has grown into the most comprehensive list available of books about Jersey and also those titles on general subjects written by islanders. Jerripedia users are invited to make their own contributions to this bibliography - User contribution button in left column.

  • A bibliography of Jersey Richard Hemery's extensive chronological bibliography of Jersey, containing a large number of minor publications not included here. The listings extend from the 16th century to 1945


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This section includes fictional works set in Jersey and also general fiction titles written by Jerseymen and women and island residents.

Family history

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Family history is one of the most important elements of Jerripedia and this section of the bibliography contains a list of titles published on Jersey genealogy, both in print and out of print. Chief among these titles is J Bertrand Payne's Armorial of Jersey. There are also books on immigrant groups, such as the Huguenots, to whom many islanders can trace their ancestry, and the useful publications on individual families.


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The number and variety of newspapers and periodicals published in Jersey since the first appeared in 1784 is impressive and the Jerripedia listing is believed to be as complete as any available. The newspaper page also includes a growing list of almanacs and trade directories published in the island.

And don't miss Jerripedia's 'special editions' of old newspapers - pages created from newspapers published in 1848, 1855, 1873, 1920 and 1939

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