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Anglesey Archives collects and preserve historical documents relating to the island of Anglesey and makes them available to anyone who wishes to use them.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.
Commemorating the Great War
To coincide with the centenary of the First World War a unique collection of letters were loaned to the Anglesey Archives for the purpose of creating a virtual online exhibition.
This fascinating collection of original source material provides an unique eyewitness account of the Great War as experienced by a local Anglesey man, Hugh Owen Griffith, (1894 - 1982).
Explore your Archives
‘Explore Your Archives’ is a national campaign, encouraging people to visit their local archives to discover the stories, facts, places and people at the heart of our communities. As the county record office for the Island of Anglesey, our service is once again delighted to participate in this campaign.
Our theme this year is ArchI’ve Connected: Anglesey Federation of Women’s Institutes. To this end, we have prepared a virtual story book which highlights the special relationship between the Women’s Institute and the Anglesey Archives.
In showcasing the wide variety of content which has been deposited with our service - and made available to the public - this online exhibition will also form part of the Women’s Institute’s 100th anniversary celebrations for 2015.
In this section
Find out when we are open.
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: