Jersey Heritage regrets to announce the postponement of the Family History Festival 2020, which was due to take place at Jersey Archive this coming weekend (20-22 March).


Jersey Heritage regrets to announce the postponement of the Family History Festival 2020, which was due to take place at Jersey Archive this coming weekend (20-22 March).

The postponement is due to the cancellation of the event’s guest speaker, British military historian and author Phil Tomaselli, who is now unable to travel over to the Island due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It is also in light of official guidelines issued over the weekend by the Government of Jersey advising over-65s to practice social distancing.

The latest ‘What’s Your Street’s Occupation Story?’ talk, which was due to take place on Saturday (21st) as part of the festival weekend has been cancelled.

Stuart Nicolle, Jersey Heritage’s Senior Archivist, said: “Although it is a shame the Family History Festival cannot go ahead as planned, we feel this is the right decision in light of the latest official advice we have been given on how to help our community deal with the Coronavirus. We’d like to thank everyone who has already expressed an interest in taking part in the Festival for their understanding. We hope the event will take place later in the year. We would also like to thank our sponsors of the ‘What’s Your Street’s Occupation Story? series, Benest & Syvret, for their support in making the decision to cancel the latest talk.”

If anyone has any concerns about the postponement of the event, they can call 833300 or email archives@jerseyheritage.org.