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VI. Channel Islands

The British Isles Family History Society -U.S.A. maintains a large research collection at the Los Angeles Regional Family History Center. This section is a guide to the Channel Islands portion of that collection, however many of the materials listed are available from the Family History Library through Family History Centers worldwide.

The resources listed in the "Channel Islands" section are to be used in addition to the resources in the "General British Isles" section.

A. Finding Places: Maps and Gazetteers

Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of England (4 vols.) is an excellent gazetteer that gives locations and descriptions of places in England, the Channel Islands, and Isle of Man. Published in 1831, book number 914.2 L588. This Gazetteer is also available on microfilm #413,519 - 413,522 for other Family History Centers.

Phillips Handy Atlas of the Counties of England includes maps of the Channel Islands. FHL film #1,440,961.

B. Census

Census returns for the Channel Islands are available on the following microforms:

YEAR CENSUS PLACE FILM/FICHE NUMBER
1841 Isle of Guernsey, Andrew Parish - St. Peter Parish 464351
1841 Isle of Guernsey, St. Peter Parish - Vale Parish; Adjacent Islands 464352
1841 Isle of Jersey, St. Brelade Parish - St. Helier Parish 464353
1841 Isle of Jersey, St. John Parish - Trinity Parish 464354
1851 Isle of Jersey: St. Helier 105976
1851 Isle of Jersey: St. Helier (continued) 105977
1851 Isle of Jersey: St. Saviour, St. Clement, Grouville, St. Martin, Trinity, St. John 105978
1851 Isle of Jersey: St. Mary, St. Ouen, St. Peter, St. Brelade, St. Laurens 105979
1851 Isle of Guernsey, Adjacent Islands: St. Peter 105980
1851 Isle of Guernsey, Adjacent Islands: St. Sampson, Vale, St. Andrew, St. Martin, Catel or St. Mary de Castro, St. Saviour, St. Pierre-du-Bois, Forest, Torteval, Alderney, Herm & Jethou, Sark 105981
1861 See Register of Places on fiche #6024509 543275 -543279
1871 See Register of Places on fiche #6024509 895827 -895839
1881 See Register of Places on fiche #6024509 1342348 - 1342353
1891 See Register of Places on fiche #6024509 6099803 - 6099817

 


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The BIFHS–USA Guide to British Isles Research has been compiled and annotated by Linda Jonas.
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Last edit: Friday, 04-May-2007 08:37:56 MDT