Useful Links

Friends of the Priaulx Library Charitable fund-raising organization. Join here!

Photographs and Images

Georgie's Guernsey contemporary photographs of Guernsey

Art UK (formerly BBC Your Paintings) 550 artworks from local collections

Bailiwick Museums, Libraries, Archives and Societies

Billets (Guernsey States, from 2000)

Guille-Allès Library

Guernsey Museum

La Société Guernesiaise
 A very useful list of the contents of the Societe's Report and Transactions since 1882

The Guernsey Society
 A list of the articles published in the Review of the Guernsey Society

Channel Islands' Family History Society List of articles from past journals

Sark Library

La Société Sercquaise

Alderney Society

Other Channel Island Institutions

Lord Coutanche Library

Jersey Heritage Trust (inc. Jersey Archives and Jersey Museum)

La Société Jersiaise Their Bulletin has now been digitised

Jersey Wills

Royal Court of Guernsey

Jersey Legal Texts

Guernsey Legal Resources Laws enacted since 1950

Roy Honey (Elizabeth College) digital archive

Guernsey Lifeboats

Family history interest

How to interview elderly realatives

Channel Islands Interest

The Channel Islands Occupation Society

Occupation Archive

Channel Islands in the Great War

Channel Islands Great War Study Group

Festung Guernsey Preserving the island's WW2 heritage

Guernsey Butchers by Stephen Foote

Channel Islands Specialist Society (philately)

Guernsey Numismatics (coins)

Guernsey Coinage (Bill Exley)

St Matthew's Church, Cobo

Carey Family of Guernsey

Guernsey cows

Tabularia is an open electronic journal (in English and French) devoted to the study and publication of written sources of medieval Norman worlds. Contributions are organised into two categories: 

  • “Études” which offers thematic topics or publication of acts resulting from scientific meetings;
  • “Documents” which publishes written documentation accompanied by a commentary.

De Havillands:

De Havillands:

A Rough Guide to the Le Mesurier Family, 2010

Sir Isaac Brock

War of 1812 (Library of Congress resources)

19th century French immigrants via Jersey, by Mark Boléat


Guernsey Letters of Marque

Napoleonic privateering

Letters of Marque: Declarations against America (go to 'Electronic Finding Aids')

Guernsey French

Anglo-Norman dictionary project

Guernsey French poems in Guernsey newspapers (Geraint Jennings)

Magène Contemporary Norman-French resources, articles, songs, and music

Atlas Linguistique de la France

Victor Hugo

Online guide to Hauteville House

Letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo Online project from University of Rouen

Victor Hugo

Groupe Hugo

Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society

Friends of Victor Hugo (Société des Amis de Victor Hugo) French society dedicated to his life and works. Copies of the society's French language Transactions, L'Echo Hugo, are available to download from this site.

Victor Hugo Museum, Luxembourg

Outside the Islands

Musée de la Gaspésie

Channel islanders of Eastern Québec

Ranks, professions, occupations, and trades Glossary (English)


Comprehensive database of shipwrecks

List of online newspaper archives

Transportation records

Archives of New South Wales

Calculate the value of money in the past (

British Library

National Archives

Huguenot Library Resource centre based at University College, London

BBC History

1911 census (other options are available)

Prince Edward Island genealogy

Channel Islanders New Zealand-bound

List of Mayors of Southampton from 1217

USC Gould Law School: English medieval legal documents database 


The Soldier in Later Medieval England a searchable database

Boer War memorial

Royal Naval Seamen's Wills 1786-1882 (National Archives)

Master mariners:

Research at Royal Museums Greenwich | Royal Museums Greenwich (

British Army Records Centre (help for sources of records of service personnel)

Ministry of Defence (paid-for service, providing records of British service personnel)

Armed Forces Memorial Website and Roll of Honour

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (with database of records and certificates)

Reference (an index of many useful genealogical sites)

Alumni cantabrigienses (before 1900)

Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900

English Handwriting 1500-1700

Medieval source material on the internet Portal for texts of chancery rolls &c

Du Cange Glossary


French resources

If any help is required with these, locals are welcome to call in at the Library.

Noms de famille French language family name finder.

Mémoire des hommes French nationals serving in the First War. Government-funded site, in French.

Archives en ligne Online French archives

Archives of the Côtes d'Armor Magnifique! Fantastic resource, in French. Click Généarmor for the genealogical database. Includes censuses.

Archives of Calvados Access to maps, historic photographs and postcards of the region, and municipal decisions free; genealogical information (registers from 1526 onwards) requires payment. In French.

Archives de l'Oise Includes free census information for the region.

Archives of Rennes Excellent site. Free access to registers; in French.

Archives de la Manche Regional archives.

Huguenots de France et d'ailleurs. French hub for resources concerning the Huguenots in France and elsewhere.

Society for History of French Protestantism French academic society with dedicated library. Subscription to its genealogical magazine is available.

Musée Dobrée, Nantes

Prizes taken by Malouin privateers, including Guernsey ships, from 17th century

Association des descendants des Capitaines Corsaires with links

Exercises in French paleography

French paleography (Sorbonne)

Unités de mésures anciennes 

Patrimoine normand Magazine


Irish Government Family History site