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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Channel Islands Genealogy|Channel Islands]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''''[[Jersey Genealogy|Jersey]]'''{{Jersey-sidebar}}Guide to '''Jersey ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
[[Image:Jersey flag.png|thumb|right|200px]] The '''State of Jersey''' is a British Crown dependency off the coast of '''Normandy''', [[France|France]].  
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==Country Information==
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Jersey is a British Crown dependency Europe off the coast of [[France Genealogy|France]]. Together with the Bailiwick of [[Guernsey Genealogy|Guernsey]] it forms the [[Channel Islands Genealogy|Channel Islands]]. The official languages are English and French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jersey," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey, accessed 27 April 2016.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Jersey Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Jersey research.
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*[[Jersey Civil Registration]]
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*[[Jersey Census]]
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*[[Jersey Church Records]]
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* [http://www.jerseyheritage.org/family-history/get-started Jersey Archive How To Guide]
  
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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<h3>Jersey Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Jersey research.
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*[http://jerripediabmd.net/ Jersey parish registers, births, marriages, deaths - jerripedia]
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*[http://catalogue.jerseyheritage.org/ Channel Island Family History Society online transcriptions of Baptism, Marriage and burials]
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*[http://www.jerseyfamilyhistory.org/ Channel Islands Family History Society]
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*[http://catalogue.jerseyheritage.org/ Jersey Archive] - The Archive is the Island’s national repository holding archival material from public institutions as well as private businesses and individuals.
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*Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=141.0 RootsChat Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark Resources and help pages. (Free)].
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*[http://www.societe-jersiaise.org/ Societe Jersiaise]
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*[http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/ The States Assembly]
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{{Click|Image:Jersey ORP.png|Channel Islands (including Jersey and Guernsey) Online Genealogy Records}}
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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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==Jersey Clickable Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jersey.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
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[[File:Jersey_Map.png|left|600px|thumb|The parishes of Jersey]]
  
The capital is '''St. Helier'''. In 2007 the population of Jersey was an estimated 91,321.
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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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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jersey. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
== Getting Started with Jersey Research  ==
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As well as the main island of '''Jersey''', it includes the nearly uninhabited islands of the '''Minquiers''', '''Écréhous''', the '''Pierres de Lecq''' and other rocks and reefs.
  
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Jersey is divided into twelve parishes. All have access to the sea and most are named after saints to whom their ancient parish churches are dedicated:
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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*[[Grouville, Jersey Genealogy|Grouville]]
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*[[Saint Brélade, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Brélade]]
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*[[Saint Clement, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Clement]]
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*[[Saint Helier, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Helier]]
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*[[Saint John, Jersey Genealogy|Saint John]]
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*[[Saint Lawrence, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Lawrence]]
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*[[Saint Martin, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Martin]]
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*[[Saint Mary, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Mary]]
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*[[Saint Ouen, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Ouen]]
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*[[Saint Peter, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Peter]]
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*[[Saint Saviour, Jersey Genealogy|Saint Saviour]]
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*[[Trinity, Jersey Genealogy|Trinity]]
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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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These parishes are further divided into ''vingtaines'' (or, in the case of St. Ouen, ''cueillettes'').
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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 Martin
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*Saint Mary
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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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== Research Tools  ==
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1926992?region=Jersey Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Jersey Family History Center locator map]
  
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
 
== Featured Content  ==
 
 
*[[Jersey Parish Registers|Parish Registers]]
 
*[[Jersey Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
 
== 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.
 
 
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*[[Jersey Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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*[http://www.channelislandshistory.com/ Channel Islands Family History Society]
 
*[http://www.jerseyheritagetrust.jeron.je/archive.html Jersey Heritage Trust]
 
*[http://www.societe-jersiaise.org/ Societe Jersiaise]
 
*[http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/ The States Assembly]
 
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Jersey Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Jersey Background
Local Research Resources

Guide to Jersey ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Jersey is a British Crown dependency Europe off the coast of France. Together with the Bailiwick of Guernsey it forms the Channel Islands. The official languages are English and French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Jersey Research

Links to articles on getting started with Jersey research.

Jersey Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Jersey research.

{{{link}}} Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Jersey Clickable Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jersey. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

The parishes of Jersey

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jersey. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

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

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

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

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Jersey," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey, accessed 27 April 2016.