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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Friday May 25th
STOP PRESS: BREAKING NEWS - Nathan Dylan Goodwin is presenting and doing book signing at THE Genealogy Show!! ... See MoreSee Less
I wish I could join you but alas it is not going to be possible this year. Hope the day goes well. 🙂
have read and loved all the books to date.
Thursday May 17th
Doug Ford is part of a group looking at the burials of Waterloo and Peninsular war veterans in Jersey - the officers are usually marked in the Army Lists of the day with a W or P to indicate that they served in those engagements but the NCOs and the rank and file are not mentioned anywhere. As there was an influx of ex-soldiers into the island to work on the capital projects in the 1820s, 1830s and 1840s, are any ancestors who served under Wellington in the Waterloo and Peninsular and moved to Jersey at this time? ... See MoreSee Less
My 4x Great Grandfather Thomas Neal was a veteran of the Peninsular War and lived in Jersey after he was pensioned out of the Army. I've never found his burial details but I have every reason to believe he was buried in Jersey. I wrote his story here. adriansroots.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/thomas-neal-survivor-of-peninsular-war.html?m=1
Thanks Adrian, I'll pass your comments on to Doug
Saturday April 21st
Great day at the Family History Festival at Jersey Archive. UK genealogical expert Nick Barratt entertained a full audience with stories of working with Jeremy Clarkson and Jeremy Paxman on Who Do You Think You Are? He also told us about Ian Hislop's Jersey links - his mother was here during the Occupation.
On Sunday Nick will be talking about the best way to research your English ancestors at 10am. Nick will then be available for one to one advice sessions between 1.30 and 3.30.
Jersey Archive Conservator, Lisa Oldham, will also be available to give you advice on looking after your documents at home.
To book please visit www.jerseyheritage.org.
Jersey Archive will be open from 9-4 this Sunday for you to come and start your own family history journey. ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday April 11th
It is with great sadness that we have to report the recent death of Fiona Clements. Fiona was our Membership Secretary and a stalwart of the Society. She will be sadly missed. ... See MoreSee Less
So sad RIP Fiona x
Deepest Sympathies for her loss extended to her family and friends. May she rest in peace
Thursday March 29th
The Jersey Family History Society, also called Channel Islands FHS (CIFHS), reference collection is housed at Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier. It includes a large collection of family trees of Jersey families as well as important reference works to help research. Their compilations of other records and indexes are also available.
They offer a research service either by the website or by post; There is a reduced fee of £10.00 per hour for members; non-members £15.00 per hour. CIFHS volunteers are on duty during the Jersey Archive opening hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Check www.jerseyheritage.org before planning your visit to the Archive.
Publications include quarterly journal (free to members), all-island indexes for all Jersey censuses 1841 to 1911 and other publications. For more information visit their website at: jerseyfamilyhistory.org ... See MoreSee Less