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Tracing Your Channel Island Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Publisher: Pen & Sword

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: M. Backhurst
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9781848843721
Other: b&w photos, addresses, glossary, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Tracing Your Channel Island Ancestors is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in libraries and archives in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark. Full information is given on how to access the birth, marriage and death records which are only available in the islands and differ in format to those in England and Wales.

Marie-Louise Backhurst covers the census, church records, nonconformist registers, rating lists, newspapers, wills and laws of inheritance, official records, and a variety of other sources that can illuminate a life and make family history research so rewarding. Migration has played a large part in the history of the islands and details of the records are fully explained.

This authoritative and easy-to-use guide to those collections, and the author's advice on how to use them and get the most of out them, will be invaluable to anyone who is trying to find out about the life and experience of an ancestor who lived in the Channel Islands or was connected with them.

This book will also be essential reading and reference for anyone who wants to explore the history of the Channel Islands.

Part 1. Internet Resources and Sources Outside the Islands
1. Internet Resources
2. Sources Outside the Islands
Part 2. Jersey
3. General Description of the Geography, History and Administration
4. Civil Records and Censuses
5. Church Registers, Names and Cemeteries
6. Property and Official Records
7. Education, Employment and Crime
8. Military and Migration
Part 3. Guernsey, Herm, and Jethou
9. General Description of the Geography, History and Administration
10. Civil Records and Censuses
11. Church Registers, Names and Cemeteries
12. Property and Official Records
13. Education, Employment and Crime
14. Military and Migration
Part 4. Alderney
15. General Description of the Geography, History and Administration
16. Civil Records and Censuses
17. Church Registers, Names and Cemeteries
18. Property and Official Records
19. Education, Employment and Crime
20. Military and Migration
Part 5. Sark
21. General Description of the Geography, History and Administration
22. Civil Records and Censuses
23. Church Registers, Names and Cemeteries
24. Property and Official Records
25. Education, Employment and Crime
26. Military and Migration
Useful Local Records and Private Archives
Directory of Family History Societies, Libraries and Archives
Directory of Places of Historic Interest to Visit
Select Bibliography

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