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1911 Channel Islands Census97,273
1901 Channel Islands Census96,404
1861 Channel Islands Census92,464
1891 Channel Islands Census92,202
1851 Channel Islands Census89,973
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Channel Islands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907124,102
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UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-185628,249
UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-191926,928
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UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-185628,249
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U.K., City and County Directories, 1600s-1900s404,728
UK, Civil Engineer Lists, 1818-1930194,446
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UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-185628,249
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A Genealogical History

Channel Islands in brief

Government: Crown dependencies (United Kingdom)
Population: Jersey: 91,000; Guernsey: 65,000
Total area: Jersey: 116 sq km; Guernsey: 78 sq km
Capital: Jersey: St Helier; Guernsey: St Peter Port
Currency: Pound sterling
Common languages: English, French, Norman dialects
Patron Saint: Jersey: St Helier; Guernsey: St Sampson


2020欧洲杯在线网址High Street, Guernsey

Interesting Facts

  • Although they’re often considered as one whole, Jersey and Guernsey have no common laws, no common elections, and no common representative body (although their politicians consult regularly).
  • During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, Jersey held out strongly for the Royalist cause, providing refuge for Charles, Prince of Wales in 1646 and 1649–1650, while the more strongly Presbyterian Guernsey generally favoured the parliamentarians.
  • The islands were the only part of the British Commonwealth occupied by Germany during the Second World War. The German occupation was harsh: over 2,000 Islanders were deported.
  • The islanders have nicknames for each other: Guernsey people are called les anes (donkeys in French); Jersey folk are les crapauds (toads).
  • The islands decided not to join the European Economic Community when the UK joined, and remain outside.
  • The annual ‘Muratti’, the inter-island football match, is considered the sporting event of the year.

Featured Channel Islands Data Collections

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-185628,249
UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-191926,928
Channel Islands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907124,102
UK, Civil Engineer Lists, 1818-1930194,446
1901 Channel Islands Census96,404

Famous People

Resources

Channel Islands census research

Census records for the Channel Islands are included with those for England and Wales. This means they’ve been taken every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941. The first census to record every person living in each household was held in 1841. The amount of information recorded increased from that year, with details such as family relationships, occupations and birthdates and places gradually introduced. You can use these census records to establish links in your family tree, and build a picture of how your ancestors’ lives changed over time.

2020欧洲杯在线网址All the available English census returns from 1841 to 1901, including the Channel Islands, are available to search on Ancestry, with images of the original records. Simply enter your ancestors’ names along with any other details you know, and search our collections.

 

Channel Islands vital records

  • Parish Registers – Across the UK, the best records for looking into your ancestors’ vital events are the registers of christenings, marriages, and burials kept by the individual churches. Unfortunately, surviving parish registers are very few for the Channel Islands. Most are still held by the local parishes, so you’ll need to travel to the relevant island to see them. The run by the Church of Latter Day Saints have microfilm versions of some of these registers. The Church has also indexed many as part of the .
  • Civil registration – The State was slow to begin central civil registration in the Channel Islands. Registration of births and deaths began in Guernsey in 1840, in Jersey in 1842, and on Sark and Alderney in 1925. Marriages were added in 1842 in Jersey, and 1919 on the remaining islands.

    Unfortunately, there’s no way to search the indexes to these registers online. Instead, you need to either visit or contact the governing body. For Jersey, this is the , while for Guernsey it’s HM Greffier. See the for more information.

Channel Islands research routes

2020欧洲杯在线网址If you’re looking into Channel Island roots, these are the best places to visit. Also bear in mind that local collections and expertise are particularly important on the islands, so think about visiting regional offices and libraries.

  • : Holds Jersey’s birth, marriage, and death records from 1842. If you want staff to do research for you, you’ll need to pay a fee.
  • : This is the place to go for Guernsey’s BMD records. See the page for more information.
  • : You can look for your ancestors among a host of documents, including military, immigration and criminal records, at this official repository. The Archive can also make copies of birth, marriage, and death entries from registers before 1842.
  • : The is a goldmine of genealogical resources, including published and unpublished family trees.
  • : The Society maintains a research room at Guernsey House, which holds parish registers, memorial inscriptions, obituaries, family files, and more. See the page for more information.
  • : Focused on Guernsey history and culture, the Library has a large family history and genealogy collection. Staff will conduct research on your behalf for a fee.
  • : The Society’s collection is housed at the Jersey Archive.
  • page: This huge genealogical reference site has sections dedicated to Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, with extensive details of top resources and records.