Sark, Channel Islands Genealogy
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History[edit | edit source]
Census[edit | edit source]
A census is a statistical count and description of the population of a country taken for the purpose of accurate government representation, tax collection, and military purposes. Census records are a valuable source of genealogical information for the Sark because they list names, relationships, ages, places of birth, and marital statuses.
Because of the island of Sark is closely linked to the island of Guernsey, see Guernsey Census to learn more about the information censuses contain and how to access them.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
The Priaulx Library has copies of all parish registers for baptisms, marriages, and burials on microfilm. For a listing of what parish records are available on microfilm at the Library, see Guernsey Parish Chapel and Cemetery Records. An index has been made of these records. See Index to the Sark registers to learn more. The Library can be hired to look up a record or do professional research.
For information about when parish registers began for each parish and church in Sark, see www.keithspages.com.
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Civil registration on Sark did not begin until 1 January 1925.