The Priaulx Library is Guernsey’s centre for family history and genealogical research. Records on microfilm or on paper can be browsed for free by visitors to the library,

Shield of the Falla family.  If you have a Guernsey connection, why not contact the library to find out if you have a family shield!

while the highly experienced staff also offer a fee-based research service for overseas clients. Please note that the records themselves are not available online as relevant permissions cannot be obtained, and can therefore be consulted in the Library only.  The following are lists of the Library's holdings and can be downloaded to your computer for reference:

  • Civil and Parish records on microfilm. A full list of all the Library holdings can be found here
  • Census returns for Guernsey and Jersey, 1841-1901
  • Local Newspapers 1791-present
  • Almanacs and Trade Directories
  • Army Lists
  • Elizabeth College Registers
  • Prints, portraits and photographs
  • Family research files. A full list of the family names already researched can be found here

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