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Channel Islands ..records. .. Renewed request

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Karen Report 6 Jun 2013 21:42

Morning all

Sorry for delay in replying, but as mentioned I am in OZ .. So times are haywire. ..

Many thanks for all the info

:-) :-)
Karen of Brisbane


DazedConfused Report 6 Jun 2013 16:27


Priaulx Library

all there information comes up then.


Karen Report 6 Jun 2013 13:29


Yes there many trees concerning this family and I have done lots of research, but there are still many questions unanswered. There also appears to be a lot of incorrect info as well. I also have a private tree on Ancestry.



nameslessone Report 6 Jun 2013 13:29

CI is the abbreviation for Channel Islands.
The Guernsey parish records are amazing - especially for those of us used to English records where we can often only get the most basic information.
They go back a very long way and can be written either in English or French - sometimes both languages on the same page. Where this happens it is usually the locals in French and the English residents (often soldiers) in English. Even on baptismal and death records you can be told the names of the previous generation, and the birth records invariably have the god parents names.


Thelma Report 6 Jun 2013 12:30

Several people are researching this family.
13 trees on on other sites as well.


Karen Report 6 Jun 2013 12:12

Tks PigletsPal...

Did they have an email address ?? I am Australia .. I will also google later. ..

Tks again K


DazedConfused Report 6 Jun 2013 11:43

I too was going to say the Priaulx Library - this is the main repository for all Guernsey records.

I needed my grandfathers death cert and got it via them. I also needed info on the graveyard as his grave was one of many which disappeared into a quarry. I got loads of newspaper cuttings etc.,

Yes I had to pay, but I certainly got my moneys worth. They are fantastic. I called them originally and they were so helpful



Karen Report 6 Jun 2013 11:20

Thanks to you both for the updates. ..

Kay , not sure what "CI" is. .. Think I am having a senior moment. ..




Kay???? Report 6 Jun 2013 11:05

CI,covers,,,,Jersey,Sark,Alderney etc,

Clvil registration didnt begin till 1842 to present,there are Parish Registers and the Society of Genealogists have PR for maybe worth having a look at their site and to contact them to see if they have extended any futher CI research. costs will apply.


nameslessone Report 6 Jun 2013 08:25

Hi Karen

There is no change to the access to records. Have a look at
They charge a fee but can do look ups or research.


Karen Report 6 Jun 2013 06:55

Nudge .......

I have nudged this thread again, in case some new research for the Channel Islands is available

Tried writing to Chanel Island society with no replies

Many Tks for any help

Karen of Brisbane


PricklyHolly Report 18 Jul 2011 14:18



Karen Report 17 Jul 2011 03:49

Hi to all ..

Sorry for delay in answering, have had a busy weekend.. very social ...

Many Tks for this info

Cheers Karen


mgnv Report 16 Jul 2011 10:31

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Karen Report 15 Jul 2011 23:23

Hi jerseylily

Many tks for this info ..

Yes my family does come from Dorset., but several children were born at St Peters Port, and there is every possibly that one could have been sent to Tasmania .. maybe a John Bowditch/Burridge bc 1844 ish . Unfortunately the spelling of this surname is the biggest problem as I have so many versions its hard to keep track of ...

There is another Bowditch family in St Peters Port, head is George and Hester, but my family is George and Ruth, who seem to vanish after the 1861 census...

Tks heaps
Karen :-)


jerseylily Report 15 Jul 2011 10:41

I can only do Jersey bmds but there was a Burridge/Bowditch family in Jersey. I have done quite a lot of work on this family and I have a feeling that at least one of them was transported to Tasmania. I'll have a rummage through my notes if you think there might be a connection.

It might be worth joining the Family History Section of La Société Guernesiaise, although they will charge for any research they do.

In Guernsey, the Priaulx Library is the centre for Family History research.

Donkipedia is another site that has some Guernsey records but as I suspect your family originated in England it might not be much help as it tends to concentrate on old established Guernsey names.


Karen Report 15 Jul 2011 09:54

Tks everyone for your replies ...

I am looking at the island of Guernsey



GlitterBaby Report 15 Jul 2011 09:10

There is a GR member that sometimes does Jersey lookups


Pam Report 15 Jul 2011 08:32

Take a look at this might give some ideas as to where to find the information.


Karen Report 15 Jul 2011 08:22

Hi Kay,

Tks for that ..

So next step, any suggestions on how to obtain this info..