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Anglesey Archives collects and preserve historical documents relating to the island of Anglesey and makes them available to anyone who wishes to use them.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 local archive service for the Island of Anglesey, we are also taking part in this campaign.
Our own theme is ArchI’ve Learnt: The David Hughes Free Grammar School. As such, we have prepared a virtual story box which provides a general overview of the history of the school and also showcases the variety of content that is held, preserved and made available to our users here at the Anglesey Archives.
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: