Missing Persons

8.55.10 Updated on:19 January 2022

If you are looking for someone in Jersey there are a number of things you can do

Jersey Telephone Directory

This is normally the first place to check. It is available online by visiting www.jtdirectory.com

Jersey Evening Post

You can place an advert in the Personal column of the Jersey Evening Post asking for either the person who you are looking for or anyone knowing that person to contact you.

Jersey Evening Post
PO Box 582
Jersey
JE4 8XQ

Classified Advertising Department

Tel: +44 1534 611711

E-mail: advertising@jerseyeveningpost.com

Private investigators

If you wish to use the services of a private investigator, a list of these can be found on the Jersey Telephone Directory website.

Electoral Registers

These can be found in the appropriate parish hall and in the Reference Library. The Reference Library is unable to search the registers for people so anyone living outside Jersey would need to write to each of the parishes to ask them to check their records. see www.parish.gov.je

Parish Rate Lists

These can be found in the appropriate parish hall and in the Reference Library. The Reference Library is unable to search the registers for people so anyone living outside Jersey would need to write to each of the parishes to ask them to check their records.

Customer and Local Services

In certain circumstances Customer and Local Services will forward mail to people who live in Jersey. The letter should be unsealed so it can be checked to ensure that it is not malicious, abusive, threatening etc.

It should have a covering letter giving the missing person’s name (as full as possible), date of birth or approximate age. The more detail that can be provided the better. Customer and Local Services will check their records and if there is a close match, they will forward the letter.

Send the letters to:

Customer and Local Services
PO Box 55
Philip Le Feuvre House
La Motte Street
St Helier
JE4 8PE

Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths

The Registry is not to be used as a way of tracing people who are believed to be alive.

Superintendent Registrar
10 Royal Square
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 4WA

Tel: +44 1534 441335

The Superintendent Registrar holds the registers of births, deaths and non-Anglican marriages registered by the Registrars of the twelve Parishes from 1842 to the current year, and records of Anglican marriages registered by the Rectors and Vicars from various dates up to the current year.

Email:marriageenquiries@gov.je

Research for family history or genealogy

Research fees are payable to the Superintendent Registrar for searching for entries in the records.

Persons missing outside of Jersey

The Jersey Police might be able to assist by starting enquiries through Interpol or other agencies. This would be when a person has unexpectedly gone missing as opposed to tracing a person with whom somebody has lost touch.

Advisernet

The Advisernet service ‘Missing Persons’ has information, especially when wishing to contact a person who is not living in Jersey. This information item gives full details of organisations who can assist in finding missing people.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Telephone: 020 7008 1500. If they are given the name of the missing person they would be able to search their computer files. Any persons involved in accidents or crimes abroad will be reported to the British Embassy, Consul or High Commission in that country and after that to the Foreign Office.

www.fco.gov.uk