Plan your visit to the Archives


In response to government advice, Anglesey Archive Service is closed to all public appointments from Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November.

However the service will continue to respond to customer enquiries. The best way to contact the archive service is by email.

Contact details: archifdy@ynysmon.gov.uk

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. 

In response to government advice, Anglesey Archive Service is closed to all public appointments from Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November.

However the service will continue to respond to customer enquiries. The best way to contact the archive service is by email.

Contact details: ARCHIFDY@ynysmon.gov.uk

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.

The Archives Card is a single archive reader’s ticket which gives you access to a wealth of original archive material held in archives across the UK. Anyone aged 14 or over can apply for an Archives Card, which is free of charge and valid for five years.

You need to apply for a card if you wish to view original documents in any of the archives participating in the scheme. You can start the simple registration process today by clicking the link at the bottom of this page which takes you straight to the application form.

To complete your registration, you need to visit one of the participating archives within three months of submitting your form with two forms of identity, as listed on the Archives Card website. A member of archives staff will check these are valid and, if so, issue your card.

To save time on arrival, we recommend that you start your registration online before your visit. Then all you have to do when you visit is prove your ID.

A recent passport-style photograph (head and shoulders only) in electronic form is an essential part of the registration process. You can either add this yourself to your registration form or wait until you visit your chosen archive to complete registration, where a member of staff will take your photograph.

You need to complete the registration process within three months of submitting your form, otherwise your form will be deleted and you will have to enter your details again.

The Archives Card scheme is operated by ARA Commercial, which is a subsidiary of the Archives and Records Association, the leading body for archives in the UK and Ireland.

www.archivescard.com

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