The Channel Islands Family History Society helps family historians research genealogies and histories and connect with other people interested in similar surnames and families in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark. They also publish a quarterly journal which includes general articles on genealogical records related to the Islands, articles on families, and questions from members.


They have family trees for Jersey families and offer research services for a fee.

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Membership Costs vary by location and single or joint membership, but range from £15-21.
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As of 1 April 2015 our family history research rates are £10 per hour for Members and £15 per hour for Non-Members.

Can the Family History Society obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates?  The short answer is yes, but there are two points to remember; first, certificates are available only from 1842 and second, they need to be ordered from the Superintendent Registrar’s office. We can arrange this but the Registrar’s charge is £20 for each certificate, payable in advance.
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They have a list of available books, journals, etc and a few titles include:

  • Tracing Your Channel Islands Ancestors
  • A Jersey Family from Vikings to Victorians
  • The 1841 Census of Jersey : An All Island Index
  • The 1861 Census of Jersey : An All Island Index
  • The 1871 Census of Jersey : An All Island Index
  • The 1881 Census of Jersey: an All-Island Index
  • The 1901 Census of Jersey : An All Island Index
  • The 1911 Census of Jersey : An All Island Index
  • The Le Quesnes of Jersey
  • Did Your Ancestors Sign the Jersey Oath of Association Roll of 1696?

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T, W, Th   9am – 1pm  and  2pm – 5pm
Late opening to 7pm the last Thursday in the month (except December).

Although the Reading Rooms are closed at lunchtime, it is now possible to access the catalogue, the PRIDE system and the internet along with a growing library of secondary sources at Reception throughout the day. A notice is displayed when there is extra assistance for visitors wishing to consult the CIFHS collection at the Helpdesk; CIFHS volunteers will normally be on duty.