There's no better time than now! Start your Jersey family history research today and discover your heritage.  Take a look at our 'How To' guides below and start your research today on our Online Archive.

 

What's on this page?

Just follow the links below o find specific content:

The Jersey Heritage Online Archive

How to use the Jersey Heritage Online Archive

French ancestors - two films from Sophie Boudarel, professional French genealogist

Family history -  migrant history, why people came to Jersey and why people left and what effect that had in Jersey.

History of Jersey Names

DNA project - an Ice Age Jersey film

 

 

Jersey Heritage Archive Online

This series of five short videos shows you the basics on how to start your family history research with Jersey Archive.  Use the tool bar on the top left of the videos to fast forward or jump to the next video. 

Click here to access the Archive Online.

Tracing French ancestors

Sophie Boudarel, professional French genealogist talks about how to trace your French ancestors online. This talk was given as part of the 2019 Jersey Family History Festival, held at Jersey Archive.

French Emigration to Jersey

Sophie Boudarel, professional French genealogist, talks about religion in France and French emigration to Jersey. This talk was given as part of the 2019 Jersey Family History Festival, held at Jersey Archive.

Family History

Family History is a journey through our past in which we use archive records to meet the ancestors who have shaped not just our features but also our personalities, values and everyday lives. Learning more about our forbearers or the place in which we live allows us to make a real connection to the past and sometimes understand more about our present circumstances. 

Take a look at our Family History pages for a flavour of Jersey's migrant history, why people came to Jersey and why people left and what effect that had in Jersey.   Why people left Jersey for Australia in the 19th century, how the cod fishing industry in Canada had an impact on Jersey's population and why workers from the UK were essentail to Jersey's economy.

Jersey Names

What's in a name?  Take a look at the meaning of 25 Jersey names here.

DNA Project

Jersey Heritage asked four people living in Jersey today to take part in a project to uncover the mysteries of their own ancestry as well as play an active role in a quest to map their and our genetic journey.