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[[Image:Flag of guernsey.png|thumb|200px]] The Bailiwick of '''Guernsey''' (Norman: ''Bailliage de Guernesey'') is a British ''Crown Dependency'' off the coast of Normandy, France.
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As well as the island of Guernsey itself, the Bailiwick includes the islands of '''Alderney''', '''Sark''', '''Herm''', '''Jethou''', '''Brecqhou''', '''Burhou''', '''Lihou''' and other islets.
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Guide to '''Guernsey ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
 
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Guernsey is neither part of the United Kingdom nor the European Union. Together with the States of Jersey, it forms the geographic area known as the [[Channel Islands]].  
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The islands were formerly under the control of '''Brittany''' and, later, '''Normandy''' and '''France'''. The Bailiwick of Guernsey was occupied by German troops during World War II.  
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==Country Information==
 
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The Bailiwick of '''Guernsey''' (Norman: ''Bailliage de Guernesey'') is a British ''Crown Dependency'' off the coast of [[Normandy, France Genealogy|Normandy]], [[France Genealogy|France]] in the [[Channel Islands Genealogy|Channel Islands]]. The islands were formerly under the control of [[Brittany, France Genealogy|'''Brittany''']] and, later, '''Normandy''' and '''France'''. The Bailiwick of Guernsey was occupied by [[Germany Genealogy|German]] troops during World War II. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guernsey," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey, accessed 29 April 2016.</ref>
Guernsey's ''States of Deliberation'' comprises the bailiff or deputy bailiff, 12 conseillers, 10 douzaine (parish council) representatives, 33 people's deputies, two Alderney representatives, HM Procureur (attorney-general) and HM Comptroller (solicitor-general).  
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==Getting Started ==
 
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== Getting Started with Guernsey Research  ==
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Guernsey Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Guernsey research.
The ten parishes of Guernsey are:
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*[[Guernsey Civil Registration]]
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*[[Guernsey Census]]
*Castel
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*[[Guernsey Church Records]]
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<h3>Guernsey Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Guernsey research.
 
*[http://www.jerseyfamilyhistory.org/ Channel Islands Family History Society]  
 
*[http://www.jerseyfamilyhistory.org/ Channel Islands Family History Society]  
 
*[http://www.societe.org.gg/sections/familyhistory.php La Société Guernesiaise]  
 
*[http://www.societe.org.gg/sections/familyhistory.php La Société Guernesiaise]  
 
*[http://www.priaulxlibrary.co.uk/ Priaulx Library]  
 
*[http://www.priaulxlibrary.co.uk/ Priaulx Library]  
*[http://www.sark.info/ Isle of Sark]
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*[http://www.islandlife.org/genealogy_sark.htm Isle of Sark Genealogy]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/Guernseygenealogy/​ Guernsey Family History]
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*Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=141.0 RootsChat Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark Resources and help pages. (Free)].
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*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
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== Guernsey, Channel Islands Map ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guernsey.<br>
  
== Featured Content  ==
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*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Guernsey|Pages for Guernsey]]
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== Parishes ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guernsey.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
== Did you know?  ==
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As well as the island of Guernsey itself, the Bailiwick includes the islands of '''Alderney''', '''Sark''', '''Herm''', '''Jethou''', '''Brecqhou''', '''Burhou''', '''Lihou''' and other islets.
  
*The French writer '''Victor Hugo''' wrote some of his best-known works while in exile in Guernsey, including Les Misérables. His home in '''St. Peter Port''', Hauteville House, is now a museum.
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The ten parishes of Guernsey are:
 
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*On 10 December 2008 the residents of the island of '''Sark''' held its first democratic election for the office of Conseillers of the Chief Pleas. For centuries the island has been governed, under a feudal system, by local landowning families. The change was brought about following a legal challenge by residents under the European Convention on Human Rights.
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*[[Castel, Guernsey Genealogy|Castel]]
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*[[Forest, Guernsey Genealogy|Forest]]
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*[[St Andrew, Guernsey Genealogy|St Andrew]]
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*[[St Martin, Guernsey Genealogy|St Martin]]
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*[[St Peter Port, Guernsey Genealogy|St Peter Port]]
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*[[St Sampson, Guernsey Genealogy|St Sampson]]
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*[[St Saviour, Guernsey Genealogy|St Saviour]]
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*[[Torteval, Guernsey Genealogy|Torteval]]
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*[[Vale, Guernsey Genealogy|Vale]]
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1926995?region=Guernsey Historical Records]
  
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*[[Guernsey Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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*[[Guernsey Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
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Beginning Research
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Guernsey Background
Local Research Resources
Europe
British Isles
Channel Islands
Guernsey

Guide to Guernsey ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Country Information

The Bailiwick of Guernsey (Norman: Bailliage de Guernesey) is a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy, France in the Channel Islands. The islands were formerly under the control of Brittany and, later, Normandy and France. The Bailiwick of Guernsey was occupied by German troops during World War II. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Guernsey Research

Links to articles on getting started with Guernsey research.

Guernsey Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Guernsey research.

Guernsey, Channel Islands Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guernsey.

Guernsey parishes.png

Parishes

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guernsey. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

As well as the island of Guernsey itself, the Bailiwick includes the islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou, Burhou, Lihou and other islets.

The ten parishes of Guernsey are:

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Guernsey," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey, accessed 29 April 2016.