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Jersey Museum & Art Gallery Questions & Answers

Sydney, Australia

I would like to know if I can find out when I visit St Hellier next Spring whether I can find out anything about my great grandfather who was born there on 18th Feb 1839. His name was Thomas Alfred Davies and his father, Evan, was a British ship's surgeon. Evan too, my great great grandfather, was born in Jersey, 9th May 1791, and died there 5th Oct 1867. I have never been to Jersey and would love to find out where they lived and what I can find out about them.

thank you for any advice you can give me

Bronwyn Davies

Professor of Education

over a year ago Answer

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Jersey H
St Helier, United Kingdom
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You need to speak to Jersey Archive, they will be able to point you in the right direction.

over a year ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Hi. There is a Jersey Island historical society that my mother used when she first went. Just google Jersey Island Historical Society - they have access to the Jersey Archives and for a small amount (A$30-150) they can run a search on your behalf which is handy to know where the family graves are before you go - we even found some distant relatives who were happy to come and share a meal with us. Good luck with your search if you have trouble locating the historical society sing out and I'll ask mum for the email she used. Suzi Moore

over a year ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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This museum will be interesting to you but there is a Maritime Museum across the road which may be of more relevance - helpful too. Jersey Heritage on Clarence Road - not far - have all sorts of records - they have a website and another which could help you as they have a family history section is gov jersey Have a good search - and holiday! Regards, John

over a year ago
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