In 2008 the Jersey Archive started a series of presentations, sponsored by law firm Appleby's, based on their research into various aspects of family history in the island. The first year featured a number of presentations tracing the ancestry of local celebrities on the lines of the popular BBC Television series Who do You Think you Are?
Marriage, witches, crime etc
In 2009 the Archive concentrated on specific aspects of family history for their second series. These presentations were previously available on the Archive website, but they have either been relocated or removed and our previous links no longer work.
- A match made in Heaven - Did your ancestors marry for better or worse?
- Witch trials in Jersey - fact or fiction
- Crime and punishment - Your ancestors in the dock
- Durrell's Menagerie Manor - Les Augrès: Researching your house's history
- A history of religion in Jersey in the 18th and 19th centuries
- Soldiers' stories - Your military ancestors
Streets and districts
Since 2010 the series has had the title What's your street's story? featuring a number of streets and districts in Jersey. Articles based on some of the presentations have been included on the Jersey Heritage website from time to time and in different locations, and we were originally invited to provide links to those pages. However, changes to the Jersey Heritage website have meant that those links became broken on more than one occasion. To ensure that articles based on the presentations, which provide an important historical record of many parts of the island, will always be accessible, we have now produced our own edited versions of the presentations, or articles based on them published in the Jersey Evening Post.
- Rouge Bouillon
- Route des Cotils, Grouville
- Regent Road Added 2018
- Six Rues
- St Aubin Added 2016
- St Aubin's High Street
- St Brelade's Bay
- St Catherine and Archirondel Added 2018
- St Lawrence village Added 2018
- St Peter's Valley
- St Martin's Village
- St Ouen's Village Added 2016
- St Peter's Village
- St Saviour's Road and Hill
- St Saviour's Road - 2 Added 2016
- St Saviour's Church Added 2019
- Stopford Road Added 2016
- Trinity Added 2016