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Records and archives

Anglesey 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Anglesey Archives collects and preserve historical documents relating to the island of Anglesey and makes them available to anyone who wishes to use them.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.


New opening hours for Anglesey Archives

We recently ran a consultation exercise regarding the introduction new opening hours for our service.


Anglesey Archives Newsletter

Our intention is to ensure that you are kept you up to date with everything that’s happening at the Anglesey Archives.

Archive's Document of the Month – March 2015

Archive's Document of the Month – March 2015

Document of the Month: Letter and Drawing: James Sparrow, Holyhead to Rev. James Williams, Glangwan, Caernarvon, 1830

Archives reports


Anglesey Archives Annual Report

The latest report covers the activities of the Anglesey Archives from 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014.

Contact Archives Service

Anglesey Archives
Industrial Estate Road
Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate
LL77 7JA
Archon Code:221
Research room: 01248 751930
Email: Archives Education Officer:

Archives Service Opening Hours

Monday: 9.15am - 4.45pm (closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm)
Tuesday: 2pm - 4.45pm
Wednesday: 9.15am - 4.45pm (closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm)
Thursday: 9.15am - 4.45pm (closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm)
Friday: 9.15am - 4.45pm (closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm)
Saturday: 9.15am - 1pm (first Saturday of every month)

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