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Guernsey Library (Priaulx Library)

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://user.itl.net/~glen/priaulx.html
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): GSY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Priaulx Library
Candie Road
St Peter Port
Tel: 01481 721998
Fax: 01481 713804
Contact: Miss Amanda Bennett, BA (Hons), MA, MCLIP (Chief Librarian)
[email protected]
website: www.priaulxlibrary.co.uk

Opening hours:

Monday-Saturday 0930-1700

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. The Greffe of the Royal Court holds records of births, marriages and deaths post 1840 and is the source of official copies of documents such as birth certificates
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855. On microfilm : Guernsey and Jersey : 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 188, 1891, 1901. All indexed. 1827: St. Peter Port (indexed)

Locations On microfilm: Greffe (Registrar's) Record of Births, Deaths and Marriages 1840-1980

5. Census returns

On microfilm:
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891: Guernsey (1841, 1851, 1881, 1891 indexed)
1827: St Peter Port (indexed)
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891: Jersey (1851, 1891 indexed)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Channel Islands. Kelly 1903, 1911, 1915, 1923, 1927, 1931, 1939

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories

Guernsey 1979-1996

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Microfiche. 1988. England and Wales

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

Microfilm copies of registers of baptisms, marriages, burials for all Guernsey parishes, including Roman Catholic. Some Nonconformist registers. (Earliest registers of some parishes 16th century)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Guernsey Magazine 1872-94

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Local almanacks of 19th century containing trades directories and other local information

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices


Other information

Cemetery records of St Peter Port cemeteries
Files of research already completed on some local families, plus some heraldic information (Guernsey)