History, culture,
language & environment
since 1873

Our research over the last 150 years has produced significant heritage collections and educational resources many of which are now available online.

History, culture, language and environment

Established in 1873 the Société is a registered Jersey Charity. Our mission is to produce and facilitate research, and to share that knowledge with the widest possible audience for the benefit of our island community.

We achieve our aims through our active Sections, research collections, community outreach and collaboration with local and international heritage partners.

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Field Archaeology
The Société Jersiaise archaeologist is privately funded by a generous benefactor, which is a wonderful gift, for which the Société Jersiaise are extremely grateful.
Photographic Archive
The Photographic Archive (SJPA) contains over 125,000 items dating from the mid-1840s to the present day. It is the Island’s principal collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century photography
Library
The Lord Coutanche Library supports the work of the Société Jersiaise by collecting and preserving material relating to Jersey's history, prehistory and natural environment.
Publications
Since its foundation in 1873, the Société has used publishing as means to share knowledge of Jersey’s history, culture and environment. Our publishing output forms a key part of our educational purpose.