Lovell family papers

The Library recently received a superb donation of family and business papers, photographs and newspapers from the Lovell family of Guernsey, a fine addition to our steadily accumulating collection of old Guernsey family business documentation. This extremely varied material, featuring early and occupation newspapers, commemorative programmes, magazines and ephemera as well as some fascinating…

Family surname files - new families added

These files contain copies of the all the research done by Priaulx Library staff over many years and can be consulted, or copied, on request. Over 600 individual surnames are listed, and each family has some sort of Guernsey connection or origin. Is your name on the list? You can see the list in our downloads section . New family names most recently added are: Adam, Audoire, Ayling, Bartlett,…

Index to the Sark registers

The church registers of Sark are notoriously chaotic and can be hard work for researchers, so we were delighted and very grateful to receive an index to them, long lacking, compiled by Alfred Ewen and A. R. de Carteret, and donated by the Société Sercquaise. The Index was originally presented to the Société Sercquaise by Mrs Allan R. de Carteret in memory of her husband. The index is bound…

Imperial War Museum Paintings

The Imperial War Museum have some interesting watercolours and photographs available online . These complement the Priaulx Library's own extensive collection of photographs and ephemera from the period of the Occupation and Liberation of Guernsey 1940-1945.

June Money Working Papers

The Library is very grateful to have received the working papers of June Money, author of Aspects of War , 'a view of daily life duringthe German Occupation of the Channel Islands 1940-1945,' first published in three volumes between 1993 and 1995. The work, developed in consultation with the Education Development Centre, Guernsey, under the guidance of the working group of GATOH (Guernsey…

Murder in the Library!

The Guernsey Literary Festival ran from 12th-15th May 2011. The Priaulx Library was the venue for discussions of the book that perhaps most represents Guernsey for islanders, G.B. Edwards' The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, with Professor Edward Chaney, the man to whom the book was dedicated. This represented a very interesting opportunity for those who appreciate this much admired work. On 12th May,…

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