Guernsey, Channel Islands Genealogy
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The Bailiwick of Guernsey (Norman: Bailliage de Guernesey) is a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy, France.
As well as the island of Guernsey itself, the Bailiwick includes the islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou, Burhou, Lihou and other islets.
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.
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.
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).
The ten parishes of Guernsey are:
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