The following news is taken from the Jersey Family History Society Facebook page. Please LIKE the page to keep up to date with our activities.
Wednesday March 20th
Friday March 1st
Borrowed my mums photograph album found lovely photos of De La Hayes and Coutanches!! ... See MoreSee Less
Friday March 1st
Back row Percy Vallois groom Stephen Vallois.
bottom Adenina De La Haye bride Doris De La Haye Elizabeth Vallois (? Née Burton mother). ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday February 27th
The Jersey Family History Festival at the Jersey Archive is just over a couple of weeks away, Friday 15-Sunday 17 March, and the talks, workshops and tours are booking up fast.
This exciting weekend full to the seam with family history information will see French professional genealogist Sophie Boudarel coming to the Island to give tips on how to research your French family history as well as information about migration from France to the Island. These talks are not to be missed for those interested in family history.
On top of that there will be a fascinating talk about pioneering woman doctor Lilian Grandin, workshops on how to use our Archives and Collections Online Catalogue, tips on house history, our Walkers sponsored 'What's her Street's Story?' talk on La Motte Street and Grosvenor Street, tips on how to look after your family documents, a starter course in Jerriais as well as tours into the strongroom to see some of our most spectacular and interesting documents.
The full programme can be found here: https://www.jerseyheritage.org/whats-on/family-history-festival
Book your places for talks by calling 833300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday February 19th
Tuesday January 22nd
David Le Maistre will talk about John A’Court: a country boy who went to Sea
Sunday December 30th
My gr, gr, gr grandmother was born In Jersey, about 1807, I believe. Her name at baptism was Jeanneton Le Huquet. She married Richard Renier and her name is listed as Jeanne Renier. They lived in Alderney. There are two people with the name Jeanneton Le Huquet listed in the baptism records for St. Martin. I would like to know who her parents were. Also, the names of any siblings. I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you so much. Happy New Year from the USA. ... See MoreSee Less
The parents for the 1807 birth are Jean and Elizabeth nee Noel.
The 1808 birth's parents are Philippe and Anne nee Philips. You can search pre-1842 records at http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/Family_records
Saturday November 10th
CIFHS has reserved a table at the Local History Fair at the Jersey Library on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January 2019. Opening hours 10am to 4pm.
We hope to provide a rota each day : 10am to 12 noon; 12 noon to 2pm; 2pm to 4pm. Please let us know if you are able to help or have anything that you would like to display (photographs, family trees etc.). Please contact email@example.com
Georgia Le Maistre will give a slightly shortened version of her talk given in September 2018. The title is Elie Le Gros: the man who made the maps, and it will be part of the program of talks (time and date to be arranged). ... See MoreSee Less
That the library in town?
Friday November 9th
It's the annual Christmas Party and will once again take the form of a quiz hosted by Stewart Hill.
THIS IS FOR CIFHS MEMBERS ONLY
Tuesday October 23rd
how do I do a parish and record search for someone born in St. Helier in 1732? ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Jeanette, you can check on Ancestry.co.uk, or on Jersey Archive site if you subscribe to either. If not I’m happy to look up for you.
Tuesday October 23rd
Just found out not only do I have a family history in St. Helier but my husband's great-great grandfather was also from St. Helier and his 2x great grandfather's mother was from St. Lawrence Jersey and the family moved to Brigus Newfoundland 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday October 7th
Would anyone know if this gentleman is wearing a postman’s uniform. This photo was taken in Jersey many years ago. The gentleman’s name is WILLIAM SPRINGATE, perhaps there are distant relatives of his in Jersey. Would love to find out, please comment if you have any suggestions, thanks. ... See MoreSee Less