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.
Thursday January 26th
Come to the Local History Fayre at the Jersey Library tomorrow and Saturday between 10-4. Meet lots of local history organisations including staff of the Jersey Archive and learn how to research your family and local history. Archives and Collections Director Linda Romeril will also be giving a free talk about how to discover your house history on Saturday at 1.30pm. No booking necessary. You can also bring along a small personal object or photo to create a Memory Jar with Jersey Heritage tha...
Sunday January 22nd
Jersey’s Anglican baptism, marriage and burial records from 1540-1940 are now available to search on Ancestry. A number of famous names can be found within the pages now released including that of Jesse Boot, 1st Lord Trent and his wife Florence, a local girl. The couple met whilst Jesse was convalescing in the Island after an illness and were married at the St Helier Town Church on the 30th August 1886. On their marriage record Jesse’s occupation is described as a ’wholesale druggist’...
Saturday January 21st
Nominations are invited for members to serve on the Executive Committee. This is not a time consuming position as we meet only 3 or 4 times a year. You will help guide the Society in achieving its aims in a friendly atmosphere. Please email email@example.com if you require a nomination form. ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday January 21st
Jersey Heritage launched the new online Archives and Collections catalogue in 2015. Now that the catalogue has been in place for over a year they would like to receive your feedback in order to help them continue to add more content and to improve the service. They are also keen to find out more about the people who using the archive or would like to use the archive in person and your preferred days and times for visiting us. To take the survey please click on www.surveymonkey.com/r/LVKQWCJ which is available until 31st Jan 2017 ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday January 21st
Le Cercle De Carteret (founded in 1999) would like to invite people connected by name to join our Jersey Reunion 2017 on May 13th and May 14th.
Please contact Jennifer Thomas (Secretary) on 01481 710097 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Monday December 12th
The FHS recently set up this Christmas tree in St. Peter's Church. We would like to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and don't forget our festive meeting tonight. ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday November 16th
NEW FAMILY HISTORY TV SHOW
Plum Pictures are currently working on the development of a new television programme for Channel 4 and they would love to hear from you.
The new series will examine and explore individual stories of British heroism, adventure, exploration and ingenuity.
Naturally, these stories are not in short supply, however there are two slight twists:
1. They need a living family descendant to help them retell these stories – who they will film following in the footsteps, reliving that exciting tale.
2. Most importantly, there needs to be an object at the centre of each story that they hope to rebuild/recreate. The object itself could be anything from a makeshift boat used in an escape attempt to a beloved motorcycle or car that took your ancestor on an adventure. It might only exist as a sketch in your Granddad’s war diary, letters or memoirs... a dream that is yet to be realised. They are open to any ideas!
Have you (or any of your members) got a gripping story that you think is worth being retold.
If you or anyone you know has such a story hidden away, they would love to hear from you ASAP.
Please email: email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday August 9th
There is still a vacancy on the Executive Committee for a Journal Editor. If you feel this is something you could do, please contact the Society for further details. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday August 2nd
By now, all members should have received the July 2016 issue of the CIFHS Journal. However, how many have spotted the "deliberate" error on the back cover?
The talk on 28th November is NOT "Cod Fishing in Gaspe" by Charles Robin.
Charles died in 1824 so the talk "Charles Robin - Cod Fishing in Gaspe" is being given by Alan Le Lossignol. ... See MoreSee Less