2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.


Thank you to all my readers for stopping by and reading my posts on My Channel Island Ancestry, I look forward to writing more about my family heritage in 2013. Happy New Year everybody!

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Census Dates

Screenshot of my Davey ancestors Isaac W. Davey and his wife Ann (nee le Breton) and their 7 children living at 14 Lempriere Street (AKA The Eagle Tavern)

One of the most useful sources of information when I am researching my Channel Island Ancestry is the  population census taken every ten years. What we don’t always know is the exact date that the census was taken on.


Here is a website which gives you the date of the UK Census dates: UK Census dates.


1891 Channel Island Census – 5th April 1891


1901 Census – St. Peter Port, Guernsey – 31 March 1901

Useful information found in Census records:

  • Name of head of household
  • occupants of household
  • address
  • occupants age – occupation/living means – marriage status/school attendee – years married – nationality of occupants (and father’s nationality)
  • who their neighbours are (they could be more relations!)

Here are some interesting Census records for you to browse:

1841 Census Channel Islands

1881 Census: Residents of Jersey General Hospital (Also known as The Workhouse at the time – information includes: inmates, nurses, cooks, boarders, domestic servants and so on.)

Note: I will update this post if I come across the further dates for when the Jersey census was taken every ten years.

Nominate a Genealogy Blog

I have just discovered that Family Tree Magazine are seeking 40 fantastic genealogy blogs for an article in the July 2011 issue. So if you think that My Channel Island Ancestry blog deserves being in this list of  40 fantastic genealogy blogs please feel free to fill in their quick survey:

Family Tree Magazine – 2011 Best Genealogy Blogs

If you have taken the time to fill in the survey recommending my blog, (let me know who you are) and I say a big …Thank you very much!