Published as part of the, Tracing Your Ancestor Series. This volume contains a wealth of information within its 186 pages. Written in a clear, easy to read format with photographic illustrations and a concise index. The book itself is divided into 5 chapters.
Chapter one Internet resources and sources located outside of the
Islands. Chapter two covers Jersey. Chapter three covers Guernsey, Herm and the less well known . Chapter four covers Alderney, and chapter five island of Jethou Sark. There is also a listing of Family History Societies, libraries and archives for the Islands.
Each chapter commences with a general discription of the georgraphy, history and the administration of the relevant
Island. Followed by, a comprehensive look at the civil records, Church Registers and Surnames and Cemeteries. Also covered are property and other official records, military and migration, education, employment and crime.
I recommend this as a valuable text to anyone researching their
ancestry. It would make a useful addition to a genealogical library or for anyone who has an interest in the Channel Island Islands.
Book Review for Federation of Family History Societies book club November 2011