Records and archives
Anglesey Archives collects and preserve historical documents relating to the island of Anglesey and makes them available to anyone who wishes to use them.
Whether you want to trace the history of your house, discover the origins of your neighbourhood or trace your family history, our helpful and knowledgeable staff are here to help you with your research.
Please contact us before you visit
The Anglesey Archives Service operates a booking system. Users are therefore required to book a place in the search room in advance of their visit. Bookings can be made in person, by email, telephone or letter.
Please be advised that a booking is required for each person wishing to use the service.
If you have any special requirements please mention them when booking.
Journey to Wales: Dublin to Fron-goch
Following the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916, the British government rounded up more than 1,800 Irish dissidents and imprisoned them at a former whisky distillery at Fron-goch, North Wales.
To commemorate this important yet little-known moment in Welsh history, a virtual story book has been created in partnership by the Holyhead Maritime Museum, Gwynedd Archive Service and Anglesey Archives.
This exhibition charts the fascinating journey taken by the Irish rebels as they travelled from Dublin to Holyhead and across Anglesey to their final destination at Fron-goch.
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We hold a wide range of historical records relating to the county of Anglesey, which are available for research.
Lists of catalogues, newspapers, parish registers and chapels that can help you prepare your research.
In ten, twenty or a hundred years people will want to know what is happening now. The Record Office welcomes the deposit of records of Anglesey interest by members of the public.
We hold a wide range of sources that are useful for family historians.
Anglesey archives accept cash, and cheques made payable to Anglesey County Council, crossed in pounds sterling.
The Anglesey Archive Service offers a wide range of services to our users:
We provide an education service for both formal and informal learning.
Our intention is to ensure that you are kept you up to date with everything that’s happening at the Anglesey Archives.
We aim to publish all our policy documents and guidelines on our website as they set out our aims as a service: