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Isle of Anglesey County Council

Plan your visit to the Archives

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. 

Please note that users will be required to book a place in the search room in advance of their visit.

Day Time  
Monday 9.15am - 4.45pm closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm
Tuesday 9.15am - 4.45pm closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm
Wednesday 9.15am - 4.45pm closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm
Thursday Closed  
Friday Closed  

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.

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 document at the bottom of this page.

At present we are unable to put our collections online. However, you can search for details of many of our collections using the Access to Archives (A2A) website. This website provides detailed descriptions of our records and should help you to identify those which will be useful for your research.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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