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A summary of the resources held in the Société Jersiaise Library:

Printed Material |  Family and Other Archives |  Family History |  Maps and Prints


Printed Material

  • The latest local publications and periodicals including selected items from the other Channel Islands and neighbouring mainland areas
  • Histories of the Channel Islands from earliest times to the present
  • Société Jersiaise publications
  • Guide books in English and French from 1822
  • Almanacs from 1785 (in English and French), which include partial lists of residents by address and/or trade, diaries of local events, officers of local garrisons and militia, shipping, etc.
  • Newspapers from 1784 (in English and French)
  • indexed scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings (including the Jersey Evening Post)
  • Literature in Jèrriais

Family and Other Archives

  • Family papers and correspondence
  • Authors' manuscripts and research notes (e.g. Philip Ahier, G.R. Balleine, William Davies, E.T. Nicolle, Joan Stevens, Marguerite Syvret)
  • German Occupation collection including books, Evening Post 1940-45 (in English and German), files of ephemera, contemporaneous diaries and reports, Biberach Camp register, German military occupation plans of island defences

Family History

  • Family trees and published family histories
  • Indices to the P.R.O. Census returns for 1841 and each decade to 1901, which are held on microfilm
  • Parish church records (c.1540  -1842) : indices to existing registers of baptisms, marriages and burials (incomplete). Listes du Rat (parish rate lists) from 1858; electoral lists
  • Index of civil registers (1842 - c.1984) for births, marriages and deaths
  • Jersey Merchant Seamen's Benefit Society Registers (1835-1900). Lists names of seamen and ships registered in Jersey and amounts paid into fund. Incomplete; some on microfilm

Maps and Prints

  • Maps of St Helier and the Channel Islands from c.1300, both originals and copies of those held elsewhere; plans and drawings
  • Original prints of the Channel Islands (e.g. Harwood, Le Capelain, M. Moss, P.J. Ouless, Rock & Co. etc.)

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