Channel Islands Civil Registration

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Civil Registration

For certificates after 1842.


The Superintendent Registrar, 10 Royal Square, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 4WA Office Hours 9.30-12.30p.m.

If you know the Date/Name/Parish of the event, one is charged 10 pound per certificate. (As at 2006).  If searching is required, a further charge of 7 pounds is levied for a five year search for a birth or death and 14 pounds for a five year search for a marriage.  Add a postal hadling charge of 1 pound, for overseas and 50 pence for British Isles.  Please make cheques payble to "Treasurer of States."
There are no facilities for personal research.
If you are in Jersey, these charges can often be alleviated as the Registrar's Indices from 1842-1900 are available at bothe the Societe Jersiaise and the CIFHS Research Room.


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.


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.

Parish Registers
St Helier: The Town Church, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1596.
St. Helier: Later Parishes (created when the Town Church was no longer big enough)
St. Mark, St. James, St Paul, St. Jude, All Saints, St Simon, St. Andrew, St. Luke. All these parishes commenced operation after 1842 and therefore their registers are at the Superintendents Registrar's Office.

Country Parishes
St. Lawrence: Baptisms and Burials from 1564 - Marriages from 1655
St. Brelade: Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1560
St. Aubin (District Church for St Brelade): commenced operation after 1842 and therefore the registers are at the Superintendant Registrar's Office
St Peter: Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1626
St. Ouen: Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1634
St Saviour: Baptisms from 1540 - Marriages and Burials from 1542
St Martin: Baptisms and Marriages from 1594 - Burials from 1593
Gouray (District Church for St Martin):  Baptisms from 1875 - Marriages from 1901 - Burials from 1900.  From foundation in 1835 until the dates above the records are mixed in with St. Martin's Parish Church Registers.
St John:  Baptisms from 1594 - Marriages from 1583 - Burilas from 1581
St Mary: Baptisms and Marriages from 1648 - Burials from 1647
Trinity: Baptisms from 1624 - Marriages and Burials from 1612
Grouville:  Baptisms from 1584 - Marriages from 1598 - Burials from 1593
St Clement -  Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1623