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For certificates after 1842.


The Superintendent Registrar, 10 Royal Square, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 4WA

Office Hours 9.30-12.30p.m. Mon-Fri

As at 2013, certificates cost 20 pounds each.

It is possible to view the registers and copy details. However, there is limited space for personal research, and as the room where the registers are kept is also used for weddings there is no absolute guarantee that the facility will be available.

Indices to the Registers of Birth Marriage and Death from 1842 to about 2002 are available at the Société Jersiaise Library and at the Jersey Archive. The Jersey Archive also holds a set of intermediate copy registers of marriages (that is, those registers compiled by the parish registrars before being passed to the Superintendent Registrar) which can be ordered and searched.


HM Greffier, The Royal Court House, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2PB. Office Hours 9a.m.-5p.m. aulx

They charge 5 pounds for a full certificate or 3 pound for a short certificate.  A search fee of 5 pound is additional.
If you are in Guernsey, this charge can be alleviated as there is public access to the Strong Room between 2p.m. and 4p.m. for a nominal 1 pound charge and details can be copied from their records.

The Priaulx Library also have the indexes on microfilm.
Note: Guernsey Marriages were not subject to Civil Registration until 1919 - so the coverage is incomplete prior to that date.  Go to the Parish Registers. Gap 1875-1907. instead.

FHL 942.D27gih "Marriage and Census Indexes for Family History Historians."  Contains entries of where to find marriage registers in Channel Islands and all United Kingdom. Available only at Salt Lake Family History Library

Vital Records Index British Isles including Channel Islands from 1538-1888 on CD.  Available at most Family History Libraries and Genealogy Societies. The Civil registration death records for Guernsey give parents names including mother's maiden name.  They ahve been filmed and availabe at the Family History Libraries.  There are two ways to searchm by the indexes or by the actual entries which means crolling through them all.


Births, Deaths from 1850, Marriages from 1886
The Greffier, Registry for Births, Deaths, Companies, Land and Marriages, St Anne, Alderney GY9 3AA is custodian.
Births from 1850 - missing May 1871-Dec. 1874.
There is a hand-ruled book of declarations, from August 1850 to December 1874, that can be used to fill this gap.
Deaths from August 1850-1855, 1907 onwards.  Hand-ruled book of declarations from October 1855 to December 1874.
Gap 1875-1907.
Marriages from 1886 (from St Anne's Church).  1891 onwards from elsewhere on the Island.
In Guernsey 
Births, Deaths and Marriages from 1925 to date only.

The Priaulx Library  Candie, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UG have incomplete microfilmed sets of Civil Registration records.
Alderney Greffe Records -
Births July 1850-July1857, July 1857-July1860, July 1860-August 1885.
Deaths 1850-1866, 1907-1925.

Birth, Death and Marraiges records from 1925 can be found at The Greffe, Las Chasse Marette, Sark GY9 0SF. The Greffe's office hours are 2-4p.m. Tuesday.Wednesday & Friday and at H.M. Greffier, The Royal Court House, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2PB.  Office Hours 9a.m.-5p.m.

A wiki article describing this collections is found at:

Channel Islands Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)