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Channel Islands Emigration and Immigration

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People came from United Kingdom, France, and latterly other parts of the world, due to it being a Tax Haven.  The easiest way to check when they arrived is by looking at the Census for each 10 years. See, The part played by immigrants in Jersey's economic development over the centuries


Many residents of the Channel Islands emigrated to Canada, United States, Australia, and New Zealand. There are 3 books that are available at the FHL. Salt Lake City:

  • The Quiet Adventurers in Canada, by Marion G. Turk Contains genealogical and historical information about emigrants from the Channel Islands.  FHL 971 D2tm
  • The Quiet Adventurers in North America 970 D2tu Contains genealogical and historical information about Emigrants from the Channel Islands to North America and their descendantgs.
  • The Quiet Adventurers to North America and their descendants.  also on Microfiche at SLC FHL 6046980
    The Quiet Adventures in America, Channel Island Settlers in the American Colonies and in the United States (contains index) Book FHL 973 W2tm
  • Channel Islanders New Zealand Bound by Olwyn Whitehouse is not available at FHL Salt Lake City, but you maybe able to get it from your Library on Interloan.

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