Guernsey Civil Registration

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HM Greffier,
The Royal Court House,
St Peter Port,
GY1 2PB,
Channel Islands.

Office Hours 9a.m.- 5p.m.

They charge £5 for a full certificate or £3 for a short certificate and there is an additional search fee of £5.

If you are in Guernsey, this charge can be alleviated as there is public access to the Strong Room between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for a nominal £1 charge and details can be copied from their records.

The indexes and certificates are available on microfilm through the Family History Library for the following time periods:

Guernsey Civil Registration on FHL Microfilm
1840-1907   Mas to Mh are missing from index

The Priaulx Library also have the indexes on microfilm.

Note: Guernsey Marriages in the Established Church were not subject to Civil Registration until 1919 - so the coverage is incomplete prior to that date. Use the Parish Registers (Gap 1875-1907) instead.

Gibson, Jeremy and Elizabeth Hampson. Marriage and Census Indexes for Family History Historians. Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001 WorldCat 46853206  FHL 942 D27gjh contains entries of where to find marriage registers in the Channel Islands.


For Births, Deaths from 1850, Marriages from 1886 contact:

The Greffier,
Registry for Births, Deaths, Companies, Land and Marriages
St Anne,
GY9 3AA,
Channel Islands.

For Births from 1850 - (missing May 1871 - Dec 1874): There is a hand-ruled book of declarations, from August 1850 to December 1874, that can be used to fill this gap.

For Deaths from August 1850-1855 and 1907 onwards: Hand-ruled book of declarations from October 1855 to December 1874. (Gap 1875-1907).

For Marriages from 1886 (from St Anne's Church) and 1891 onwards from elsewhere on the Island.

In Guernsey: Births, Deaths and Marriages from 1925 to date only.

The Priaulx Library in Guernsey has incomplete microfilmed sets of Civil Registration records.

Alderney Greffe Records: Consists of Births July 1850 - July 1857, July 1857 - July 1860, July 1860 - August 1885; Deaths 1850-1866, 1907-1925.


Birth, Death and Marriages records from 1925 can be found at:

The Greffe,
Las Chasse Marette,
GY9 0SF,
Channel Islands.

The Greffe's office hours are 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

and at:

H.M. Greffier,
The Royal Court House,
St Peter Port,
Channel Islands

Office Hours 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.