Guernsey's Historical and Family History Research Centre

The Priaulx Library promotes and celebrates Guernsey life, language, history, culture, and literature, and enables access to our unique rare book collection. Our staff also undertake paid local historical and genealogical research.

NOW WITH FREE WI-FI! By popular demand, we have installed wi-fi, so customers can now link conveniently to the internet inside the Library on their own laptop or phone. 

The Library has acquired a state-of-the-art book and document scanner for use by those of the public who prefer digital scans to photocopies. Please bring a memory stick if you wish to use this facility.

A detail from one of the photographs in the exhibition: testing field equipmentThe Library is now hosting its annual photographic exhibition. The theme this year is The Shadow of War: Life in Guernsey 1914-1918, and as usual the photographs, which have been selected to illustrate local people's interaction with the Great War, are on display in our lovely garden until September. The exhibition, which is free, continues inside the Library and includes documents and materials on the same theme, as well as hand-drawn trench maps and other items from the Guernsey regiments of military interest.


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Have you considered donating your Guernsey-related material to the Library?

Army Lists: finding out about an ancestor in the Armed Forces

Rosa Brock's Sketch Book

Tipperary, February 1915

Old High Street around the 1860s

254th Guernsey Army Troops Company War Diary donated (WWI)

42, Fountain Street

Lost things: Lainé's store, Berthelot Street

A letter from Flanders: a Guernseyman to Guernseymen, 1916

The Guernsey companies will lose their identity unless more islanders come to join them

Fall and rise: Lieutenant-Colonel Elkington and the retreat from Mons

The Seigneur de Domecq A true story from St Martin's

Charlie Chaplin

Lovell family papers donated

201 Squadron 'Guernsey's Own' window comes to the Library

Sarnia

Download our e-book collection of biographies of eminent Guernseymen from 1864

Guernsey art online

NEW: Index to the Sark registers and Sark censuses

A Guide to Guernsey's civil records; A Guide to Guernsey's church registers

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