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.

PLEASE NOTE: From October 2014, requests for newspapers dated 2008 and later, which are not yet available on microfilm, must be made 24 hours in advance.


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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

Looking for Sir John Franklin: Robert Le Mesurier McClure

Rosa Brock's Sketch Book

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

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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