Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Jersey

Jersey now observes the Level 1 guidance on Covid-19 which advises 1-metre social distancing and meetings of not more than 40 people. However, the Société Jersiaise remains closed to the general public because it is at risk on two counts – (1) the demographic of its membership and (2) it is a magnet for tourists/visitors to Jersey. It hopes to have better news in September.

Monday September 28th online meeting at 8pm

We are 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.

Click on:  https://www.jerseyheritage.org/athome/listen/live

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.
Please inform the Membership Secretary (cifhs.membership@gmail.com) 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.