Follow the history of Jersey and its families through our carefully selected articles from newspapers of the past. This section of the site was introduced in 2019, starting with articles from the Jersey Times
newspaper from 1848.
Assembled into our own special news page format, these articles show a fascinating picture of life in the island in years gone by. We have added explanatory notes wherever possible and there are links to other associated articles elsewhere in the website. You can access our index of these news selections here:
You will also find a selection of articles about Jersey taken from UK magazines of the 20th century
The Jersey Times selections were supplemented in 2020 by articles from the 19th century Jersey Independent and Evening Posts from 100 years ago. The articles were suspended during the Covid lockdown period and resumed in September 2020 with weekly articles alternating between 1848 and 1920. A further break in 2021 ended with the resumption of fortnightly digests of the news in 1921. The whole project has been suspended since 2022 but we hope to resume it when time and resources permit.