The Jersey Archive was set up in 1993 to collect and preserve records of the States of Jersey, former States Committees and Departments, current departments, ministers, the Royal Court, HE Lieutenant-Governor, Parishes, Churches, Businesses, Societies and individuals; in fact almost anything about Island life.
The Jersey Archive is committed to making the records as accessible as possible. They have a search service (OPAC) to help people find the records they are looking for.
If you are not able to visit Jersey Archive yourself, the archive staff will answer written, e-mail or telephone enquiries.
Channel Islands Family History Society
The collection of the Channel Islands Family History is available in the reference area of the Jersey Archive. This includes books, family trees and indices of baptisms, marriages, burials and censuses prepared by members of the Society. Volunteers from the Society are often on duty to help visitors researching family history.
Documents are catalogued and carefully packed in acid-free materials and stored in the correct environmental conditions. Long-term preservation and security of records is a high priority.
Records can be donated or deposited on long-term loans. There is no charge for depositing records with the Jersey Archive.
Conservation and restoration
The Jersey Archive has a workshop to provide specialised care to maintain the condition of the collection and to repair items that are too fragile to allow people to use in the Reading Room. Techniques and materials conform to British Standards.