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Anglesey Archives collects and preserve historical documents relating to the island of Anglesey and makes them available to anyone who wishes to use them.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.
Letters from a Lighthouse
Explore Your Archive is a joint campaign delivered by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association across the UK and Ireland. It aims to showcase the unique potential of archives to excite people, bring communities together, and tell amazing stories.
This year, the focus of our ‘Explore’ campaign is a single volume of copy letters written by Henry Bowen, principal lighthouse keeper at South Stack, Holyhead.
This fascinating volume contains over 200 letters, which not only tell us about daily life on South Stack and the surrounding area, but also reveals important maritime connections to the wider world.
“Letters from a Lighthouse” was created in partnership by Anglesey Archives and Oriel Ynys Môn, November 2016.
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: