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. Please note: we have updated our fees and charges for 2014. On display downstairs are some of the very diverse books from our rare book collection illustrating costume and dress, from Turks to the Jane Austen era!

The Library will be closed on Friday 18th and Monday 21st April 2014 for the Easter Bank Holidays.

Useful Links; Downloads; Contact us
Have you considered donating your Guernsey-related material to the Library?

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

Tipperary, February 1915

Old High Street around the 1860s

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

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

Timmer Limited

Lost things: Les Maisons aux Comtes, 1915

Lovell family papers donated

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


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

Online Catalogue
Family History Research
Family focus
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