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Island Archives Service, Guernsey 
Occupation Files (1940-1945)
States of Guernsey Controlling Committee.
Essential Commodities Department.
War Damage (Rehabilitation) Files (Claims for compensation from the British Government for damage done by occupying forces).
German Civil Administration.
Identification Register of Residents (Identity Cards for those over 14 - most with photographs).
Refugees Files (includes school children who were evacuated to British Schools for the duration).
St Peter Port Town Hospital Journals, Burial Registers of Cemeteries.  Duplicate Registers of various non-conformist chapels
We advise you to go to the Priaulx Library first, before going to Island Archives Service,as  they don't have Birth, Death and Marriages.

The Jersey Archive.
Census Records 1841-1901 (1911 is in preparation).  Wills and Testaments, Immigration and nationality. Royal Court Records, Land Registry, Education Dept Rcords, Militia Nominal Rolls and Pay Lists, Royal Jersey Militia Attestation Papers, Rate Lists. Almanacs, Telephone Directories, Church Records, Private Records. Archive staff will look up information for you: if you are visiting, a CIFHS volunteer is almost always there to help you in your searches.

Priaulx Library
The leading place for Guernsey Family History and local studies.  Significant collection of studies of Norman-French patois.  18th and 19th Century histories and manuscripts.  Maps, Newspapers including the very first newspaper published in 1791. Files of news cuttings on various local topics.  Many on microfilm.  Compilation of a new searchable electronic newspaper database is under way.  Photographs.

Alderney Library

Jersey Library

In addition to a collection of local materials and books, the Library houses a comprehensive collection of microfilmed newspapers dating from the late 18th century to the present day. Users need to book a microfilm reader, but this can normally be done at the Library on the day.

Societe Guernesiaise  Details of their holdings.  Parish Church Registers.  Guernsey Census1841-1901 indexes have been completed.  Memorial Inscriptions. Obituaries from 1872-1889, card index. Very informative if the Death took place overseas. BMD entries from the Guernsey Evening Press News extracted from 1994, to present day.

Societe Jersiaise This Society has very helpful records for Family History.  Parish Records, Civil Registers 1842 onwards island index. Census Records, Church of England and other Church Records.  Cemeteries and Church yards.  Official Records, Almanacs and Rate Lists.

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