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Tuesday July 3rd
I am needing assistance please in tracing my biological grandmother – birth name: Anne Louise Robins. I do not have her birth date. I only know that in 1946, 18th April she gave birth to my father – birth name: Colin David Robins at St. Helier, Jersey and gave him up for adoption in 1948, 13th August.
At the time she was at 4 Stade Street, Hythe, Kent.
If Miss Anne Louise Robins later married I would like to trace her extended family & seek any records of her being married later in life or being deceased.
My father Colin Davis Robins is 72 years of age now & it has been his life long wish to trace his family, possibly an Aunt or Uncle, Niece or Nephew or even Half Brothers or Sisters. I am desperately pleading for some help or to be directed to the correct institute or department for this enquiry.
Gill Campbell ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Gill, there is an Occupation Registration card at Jersey Archive for an Annie Louise Robins, single, born 17.05.1923 in Northamptonshire. England birth indexes have birth in same name for 1923 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, so a good match. Annie’s mother’s maiden name is shown in the index as Stratford. Doesn’t appear to be close Jersey connection but please message me (Facebook Messenger) if you would like Jersey records checked for post-war marriage etc. Regards, John.
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.
Tuesday May 22nd
Did you know that 10 men from the Channel Islands played a vital part in the development of Western Australia? Of the 10,000 convicts sent by the British Government to Fremantle during 1848-1868 to help develop the new Swan River Colony at least 10 were convicted and transported from the Channel Islands, 5 from Jersey and 5 from Guernsey. Of the 10 my GGF Aimable Ciril Dupérouzel was one of two who were of French origin and transported from St Peter Port in 1856. I thought it would be helpful to share this information hoping some descendants will recognise their ancestor. I could easily have missed a few names - please let me know if your ancestor is on the list or missing. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday May 21st
Sharing a list of surnames of the Channel Islands which feature in the book, ‘Petrosellum - A Global History of the Families Dupérouzel / Duperrouzel’.
duperouzel.org/petrosellum/petrosellum-the-book-family-trees ... See MoreSee Less
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
Friday April 27th
I saw awhile ago that someone was researching the Gorvel family ... I can't remember who that was ... See MoreSee Less
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