Civil BMD Registers

Family History Key Records – Civil registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths in Jersey from 1842 onwards.

There are two sets of civil registers, the records created by each Parish Registrar and a duplicate copy which is held centrally for all parishes by the Superintendent Registrar.

Superintendent Registrar

The indexes of births, marriages and deaths in the Island from 1842 have all been scanned and are available to consult by subscribers.  The indexes correspond to the records held at the Office of the Superintendent Registrar.  The Jersey Archive does hold copies of the civil registers of all marriages only from 1842 onwards, reference D/E/B

The collection also includes handwritten transcriptions of baptism, marriage and burial registers completed by Messervy in the late 19th century, reference D/E/A.  They date from 1540 to 1842.

Visit our online tutorial for help with accessing Civil BMD indexes post 1842.

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Parish Registrars

Jersey Archive does not currently hold records from all Parish Registrars.

A few volumes of  the St Helier  draft death registers, D/E/A1 have been digitized. The other records from this collection can be viewed at the Jersey Archive or copies can be ordered by emailing

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