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[[Image:Jersey flag.png|thumb|right|200px]] The '''State of Jersey''' is a British Crown dependency off the coast of '''Normandy''', [[France|France]].
  
British crown dependency. Island of the Channel Islands in the English Channel off the northwest Coast of France in Western Europe. See the CIA ''World Factbook'' at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/je.html.
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As well as the main island of '''Jersey''', the states includes the nearly uninhabited islands of the '''Minquiers''', '''Écréhous''', the '''Pierres de Lecq''' and other rocks and reefs.  
  
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Historically, the islands have been under the control of Brittany, Normandy and France. The government, the '''Assembly of the States of Jersey''', came into existence in the 16th century but its origins go back to much earlier times.
  
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The capital is '''St. Helier'''. The population of Jersey at the 2011 Census was 97,857.
  
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Together with the Bailiwick of [[Guernsey|Guernsey]] it forms the '''[[Channel Islands|Channel Islands]]'''. Jersey is part of neither the [[United Kingdom]] nor the European Union.
  
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Jersey is divided into twelve parishes. All have access to the sea and are named after the saints to whom their ancient parish churches are dedicated:
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*Grouville
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*Saint Brélade
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*Saint Clement
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*Saint Helier
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*Saint John
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*Saint Lawrence
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*Saint Martin
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*Saint Mary
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*Saint Ouen
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*Saint Peter
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*Saint Saviour
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*Trinity
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These parishes are further divided into ''vingtaines'' (or, in the case of St. Ouen, ''cueillettes'').
  
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*[http://www.britishislesgenweb.org/channelislands.html British Isles GenWeb Channel Islands]
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*http://www.jerseyheritagetrust.jeron.je/archive.html
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*[[Jersey Parish Registers|Parish Registers]]
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*Until the nineteenth century '''Jèrriais''', a variety of Norman French, was the language of the island, although French was used for official business. Although today Jersey is predominantly English-speaking, Jèrriais survives and there have been efforts to revive the language in schools.
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*The French writer '''Victor Hugo''' moved to Jersey in 1852 to escape the French government. He and his family lived near '''Le Dicq''' until he was expelled from the island in 1855 and sailed to Guernsey, before eventually returning to France.
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*The famous actress and socialite '''Lillie Langtry''' (1853-1929) was born at '''St Saviour''' where her father was the Dean. She is buried in St Saviour's churchyard.
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*[http://www.jerseyheritagetrust.jeron.je/archive.html Jersey Heritage Trust]
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*[http://www.societe-jersiaise.org/ Societe Jersiaise]
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Jersey flag.png
The State of Jersey is a British Crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France.

As well as the main island of Jersey, the states includes the nearly uninhabited islands of the Minquiers, Écréhous, the Pierres de Lecq and other rocks and reefs.

Historically, the islands have been under the control of Brittany, Normandy and France. The government, the Assembly of the States of Jersey, came into existence in the 16th century but its origins go back to much earlier times.

The capital is St. Helier. The population of Jersey at the 2011 Census was 97,857.

Together with the Bailiwick of Guernsey it forms the Channel Islands. Jersey is part of neither the United Kingdom nor the European Union.

Getting Started with Jersey Research

Jurisdictions

Jersey is divided into twelve parishes. All have access to the sea and are named after the saints to whom their ancient parish churches are dedicated:

  • Grouville
  • Saint Brélade
  • Saint Clement
  • Saint Helier
  • Saint John
  • Saint Lawrence
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Mary
  • Saint Ouen
  • Saint Peter
  • Saint Saviour
  • Trinity

These parishes are further divided into vingtaines (or, in the case of St. Ouen, cueillettes).

Research Tools

  • (helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

Featured Content

Did you know?

  • Until the nineteenth century Jèrriais, a variety of Norman French, was the language of the island, although French was used for official business. Although today Jersey is predominantly English-speaking, Jèrriais survives and there have been efforts to revive the language in schools.
  • The French writer Victor Hugo moved to Jersey in 1852 to escape the French government. He and his family lived near Le Dicq until he was expelled from the island in 1855 and sailed to Guernsey, before eventually returning to France.
  • The famous actress and socialite Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) was born at St Saviour where her father was the Dean. She is buried in St Saviour's churchyard.

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

News and Events
  • Hot off the Press!
  • Current Events

more...

Topics
Useful Websites