Jerripedia had the first online index to Jersey parish church baptism, marriage and burial records and it remains, not only the most comprehensive, but the only index which can be accessed free of charge. We continually update our database of over 500,000 records correcting errors and adding missing records.
Until August 2020 the database only contained records for Anglican churches, but now we are adding records from Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. This process will continue as more records become available.
Church Records Search
To access our collection of church records it was previously necessary to use the A-Z indexes in the parish pages shown below. Those indexes have become progressively more and more out-of-date and some records are either missing or contain errors. The indexes are no longer being updated and have been superseded by a single A-Z search facility covering records in all parishes, and now in the non-Anglican churches, too. Select the first letter of the family name you are searching for from the A-Z list below and a page will open in a new tab showing a list of names included in our baptism records. You can select a name to search for or change to marriage or burial records first.
Once the list of records is displayed you can narrow the search using the accompanying form by choosing a given name, parish or start and end dates. If you don't find the ancestor(s) you are looking for you can search for a variant of the family name, or just search for part of a name
The parish pages are being retained to include other record sets but indexes to records which will be found using this search facility are progressively being removed.
Why are some church records missing?
Registrar records of births, marriages and deaths, and how to apply for certificates
Dates: Until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752, the New Year started on March 26 each year, so all dates in January and February, and up to 25 March, had the same year number as the previous year. In the transcriptions of church registers, dates during this period are shown in the style '1645/6', but to conform with the style adopted throughout Jerripedia all dates in our indexes are shown as if the New Year started on 1 January
Main index pages
- Methodist Church
- Roman Catholic Church
- Other churches
From August 2020 we have begun adding records for non-Anglican churches to our comprehensive database. They will automatically appear in any search using the A-Z selector above. We will not be adding separate listings of these records, because using our search facility will always locate the most up-to-date selection. This is particularly important with these new records, because we cannot add all of them until they have been digitised and indexed by Jersey Archive, which holds the original registers.
Work on processing these records has been slow. Of some 150 record sets held by the Archive, only about a quarter have been digitised so far. These represent some 15,000 Methodist Church records, 1,500 Roman Catholic, and 1,200 for other non-conformist churches. We do not know the total number of Baptism, Marriage and Burial records which will ultimately become available, but the 1,500 Roman Catholic records are obviously a small fraction of the total, and the number has grown very slowly since work began on processing those records some three years ago.
We are currently working to add these records to our database, and as more become available, they will be added in due course. Each record contains a link to the Archive website, so that subscribers to that site will be able to easily locate and view the original register entries.
The new records will appear in any search from this page, and from individual family pages, mixed in with Anglican church records in date order. It will be easy to narrow that search to include just the records for an individual group of churches, or for a single church - Anglican or non-Anglican.