Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Jersey
As you may know, the Société Jersiaise is still closed to the general public, though the Jersey Archive re-opened on June 23rd 2020, with strict booking protocols in place.
Jersey now observes the Level 2 guidance on Covid-19 which advises 1 metre social distancing and meetings of not more than 40 people.  We hope not to face a second peak of infections which would again endanger CIFHS members.   
The outside visit to St Martin’s Roman Catholic Church on July 27th 2020 has been postponed until 2021. This will enable the required research to be done which will make the visit interesting, given that the Archive has re-opened.
Monday September 28th online meeting at 8pm

I am pleased to announce that this meeting will go ahead as a webinar from the Jersey Archive. We are very grateful to Linda Romeril, who will give a talk on Liberation films from the Archive.  It is easy to register to view these on P/Cs or laptops. Go to to register on At Home – Heritage Live – webinar programme.
However other meetings for 2020 at the Société Jersiaise are still undecided as it is not yet open to the public nor is it taking outside bookings.  Doreen Reed (Vice-President & Meetings Organiser) assures members that she will make every effort to include the meetings postponed since March in our future programme in 2021.
For members with internet access please keep an eye on our website for the latest news on the resumption of our meetings. Please inform the Membership Secretary ( when you have a new email address.  Our notices will also appear in the JEP Diary when it resumes.

What it is we do
  • The society encourages research in the genealogies and history of families with connections in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.
  • Collates and indexes the contents of the many sources of genealogical records.
  • Assists members with their own research.
  • Publishes a quarterly journal which will include general articles on genealogical records related to the Islands, articles on families and queries from members.


The study of the history and genealogy of Channel Islands families, the exchange of information on them and on other families who have connections with the islands.