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.
Sunday August 16th
Although the Societe Jersiaise remains closed to the general public, they are accepting private appointments for the Lord Coutanche Library (members only: Société Jersiaise, CIFHS, CIOS and FoMM on presentation of their current membership card).
There are strict procedures to follow and they ask that people bring their own face mask to wear during their appointment.
To arrange an appointment, please email [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday June 30th
Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Jersey
As you may know, the Société Jersiaise is still closed to the general public, though the Jersey Archive re-opened on June 23rd 2020, with strict booking protocols in place.
Jersey now observes the Level 2 guidance on Covid-19 which advises 1 metre social distancing and meetings of not more than 40 people. We hope not to face a second peak of infections which would again endanger CIFHS members.
The outside visit to St Martin’s Roman Catholic Church on July 27th 2020 has been postponed until 2021. This will enable the required research to be done which will make the visit interesting, given that the Archive has re-opened.
Monday September 28th online meeting at 8pm
I am 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. Go to www.jerseyheritage.org to register on At Home – Heritage Live – webinar programme.
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.
For members with internet access please keep an eye on our website for the latest news on the resumption of our meetings. Please inform the Membership Secretary ([email protected]) when you have a new email address. Our notices will also appear in the JEP Diary when it resumes. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday May 29th
As you will all know, the Société Jersiaise and the Jersey Archive remain closed to the general public.
The Level 3 guidance on Covid-19 still advises us to stay at home and observe social distancing. We can only hope that the pandemic has receded and that we shall not have to face a second peak of infections which would again endanger CIFHS members.
It is now clear that it is impractical to go ahead with the outside visit to St Martin’s Roman Catholic Church on July 27th 2020. The Government of Jersey has not yet given advice on the holding of meetings even if social distancing can be maintained inside or outside. Some restrictions may be relaxed in the future but the timeframe will be too short (a) to let members know and (b) for members to do the required research to make the visit interesting, given that the Société Jersiaise and the Archive are closed.
Until there is loosening of restrictions on inside meetings, we cannot predict whether we will be able to go ahead with the September 28th meeting at the Jersey Archive and the October 26th meeting at the Société Jersiaise. 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. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday May 5th
Timeline PhotosThree days to go...
Starting in the early hours of May 8th you'll be able to experience the frustration, fear, and finally the jubilation of the end of five long years of German Occupation minute by minute as if you were there.
There'll be posts from the troops of Force 135 who came to Liberate the Islands; the reaction of the Germans; and the relief felt by those living in Guernsey and Jersey.
There'll also be photos and film to capture 'two days in May' that will never be forgotten. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday May 4th
Liberation - We Remember ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday April 14th
In Jersey in the 1700's would a man be able to marry his Aunt ? I have searched everywhere for the marriage of Edouard Le Gallais 1701 - 1770 and Sara Romeril 1682 - 1745 , I have traced the Baptism of all 8 of their children ( St. Helier ) but can find no marriage ? any idea's please. ... See MoreSee Less
I can't specilically give you an answer as I don't have access to the required books. My understanding is that the marriage law of 1560, active until the 20th Century forbade such marriages.
In which Parish did the baptisms take place?
I can see where you are coming from but there is one thing that concerns me. They appear to have their last child Philippe on 22nd March 1741. This would have made Sara 59 years old. This would suggest that the Sara 1682-1745 is not the correct Sara. Here's a suggestion. Could the Sara born 1682 have married a Romeril and had a daughter and named her Sara? This is a Sara Romeril marrying a Richard Romeril (!!!) in 1708 in Grouville who then had a daugher called Sara. All very confusing and not helped by not being able to refer to paper records during lockdown. This may have to wait for better times.
Sunday April 12th
Hello , I am trying to track down the marriage of Edouard Le Gallais and Sara Romerill around 1726
I have gone through every parish on the Jersey Heritage Society site and have had no luck.
I have found the Baptisms of all their children and also found that Sara was Edouard's aunt ? The younger sister of his mother Judith , any ideas where I should check next , researching from Guernsey . ... See MoreSee Less
Monday March 16th
JERSEY FAMILY HISTORY FESTIVAL POSTPONED
Jersey Heritage regrets to announce the postponement of the Jersey Family History Festival, which was due to take place at Jersey Archive this coming weekend, 20-22 March.
The latest Benest and Syvret 'What's Your Street's Occupation Story?' talk, which was due to take place as part of the weekend has also been cancelled.
For more information: www.jerseyheritage.org/news/family-history-festival-is-postponed ... See MoreSee Less