The heart of the website, which provides access to records, family pages, family histories
and family trees, is our section devoted to Family research
The number of family records and other information in Jerripedia so highly valued by those researching their Jersey ancestry just keeps growing and growing. The site links seamlessly to our database of church and public family records
Many of the families appearing in these records are covered by our collection of family trees, submitted by Jerripedia users and checked and assembled by our editorial team.
All the essential information for family historians is brought together in our family pages, tracing the history and origins of the most important island families.
You will find a guide to researching your family trees in Jersey (essential reading for newcomers to family history reseach), a guide to the derivation of Jersey surnames dating back to the Middle Ages, plus several other articles on surname usage, articles on common baptismal names, some fascinating ancestries of island families tracing island lineages back to famous figures of the past, and much, much more ...
Recent additions to our family pages include a collection of over 6,000 images of gravestones in Jersey cemeteries, an index to 35,000 wills registered in Jersey up to 1980, and an index to 66,000 records from funeral directors' registers from 1820 to 1978. In 2020 we started adding several thousand records of baptisms in Roman Catholic and Methodist Churches from the 19th century onwards.