Archives and local history - plan your visit
We hold a wide range of historical records relating to the county of Anglesey, which are available for research.
So, whether your interest lies in local history or family history, our staff is here to help you to find out more about your local area or community.
If you have further queries, please contact the Archives Service or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions on the right of the page.
Access is free and there are no restrictions on who can use the Record Office. However, users are expected to follow the rules of the office - please view our Search Room Rules.
At present we are unable to put our collections online. However, you can search for details of many of our collections using the Archives Network Wales website or the Access to Archives (A2A) website. These websites provide detailed descriptions of our records and should help you to identify those which will be useful for your research.
Please see the right hand navigation.
A Reader’s Ticket (CARN - County Archive Research Network) is required for access to original material. If you do not have a ticket then you will need to bring proof of identity which includes your address and signature (eg driving licence or utility bill). A day ticket can also be issued for those without readers’ tickets.
Appointments - contact us before you visit - write or call ahead
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.
Exit A55 Expressway at Junction 6. Signposted Rhostrehwfa (A5) Llangefni (A5114). Follow signs for Llangefni (A5114). Take first right turn, then follow signs for Industrial Estate. At first Roundabout take first exit. Continue along this road until you see the sign for the office.
Anglesey Archives is located behind Brodwaith Môn on your right.
A free car-park is provided for users of the Record Office.
Bangor is the most convenient station with an approximately half hourly bus connection, service numbers 4 and 9.
There is a paid postal research service with an initial charge for the first hour. Please contact Anglesey Archive Service for the current fee.
Anglesey County Record Office holds records and collections for Anglesey, including census returns, parish registers, non-conformist registers, land tax records, maps, photographs, council records, educational records, crew lists for ships registered at Beaumaris, newspapers and other public and private collections.
All public areas of the Anglesey Archives are fully accessible.
There are fully accessible toilet facilities.
There is a range of publications for sale, including books on local and family history.
Lockers are provided for bags etc.
Copying and use of cameras
Photographs, microform print-outs and photocopies can be provided within the restrictions of copyright and depending on the condition of the original. Permits for use of own camera can be purchased.
Use of laptops
The use of laptops is permitted but sockets are not provided.
There is a paid postal research service with an initial charge for the first half hour. Please contact Anglesey Archive Service for the current fee.
Document Retrieval Times
Records will be produced at ¾ hour intervals.
Document production will commence at: 9.30am and end at 4.15pm
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9.30am; 10.15am; 11am; 11.45am; 12.30pm; 2.15pm; 3pm; 3.45pm; 4.15pm