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Records of deaths and burials are often thought of as the third level of research for family historians, providing supplementary information for births/baptisms and marriages. Certainly they rank third in chronological sequence, but that does not diminish their value. Because online birth and marriage records are often restricted to dates up to 100 years ago in order to avoid including anyone who is still alive - a somewhat strange policy when records concerning living individuals in Jersey are available from many sources, such as electoral registers, rate books, Occupation identity cards, etc - death and burial records, which by their very nature exclude anybody still alive, can be a very valuable source of family history data.
Jerripedia records include burials for Anglican churches up to 1940 (much earlier for some parishes), and official death registrations in the 12 parishes into the 21st century ( again, dates vary from one parish to another).
This page contains an index to the most valuable set of records to be added to Jerripedia since those church records were released by Jersey Archive to Ancestry in 1916. It provides an A-Z index to the records of the seven main funeral directors active from 1820 to the 1970s. This is an invaluable resource, because it brings together all 66,000-plus undertakers' records for funerals at churches of all denominations, plus the early years of Jersey Crematorium. The details included by the seven businesses vary considerably, but most identify the deceased, their next of kin, cemetery of burial and other personal information, as well as an itemised list of the costs of the funeral.
Searches on the Archive website are limited to individual funeral directors' records, but after several months work by the editorial team we have brought everything together in a single index.
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