Anglesey Record Office collects and preserves documents and resources relating to Anglesey Island, dating from the sixteenth century to the present day, and is based in Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate in Llangefni. If your ancestors lived on Anglesey and you are interested in discovering more about them, a trip to the Record Office is well worth the journey.
Records held by the Archive include parish registers, non-conformist registers, census returns, wills and testaments, maps and plans, photographs, newspapers, education records, local government records, quarter session records, crew lists and land tax records.
The archive makes these documents freely accessible for anyone who wishes to consult them.
The knowledgeable and helpful staff are able to help you whether you are tracing your family history, conducting research for a school, college or university assignment, tracing the history of a house or finding out about your neighbourhood.
If you have resources you would like to donate to the Archive, they would love to hear from you. The donated items are always of great interest to people and can help to preserve the culture, history and heritage of Anglesey Island.
For information regarding their collections, please visit their catalogues, guides and indexes page. From this page it is possible to download a list of the catalogues of quarter sessions, a list of newspapers held by the Archive, a list of parish registers held and an Anglesey Chapel List.
Opening Hours can be found by going to their Archives Service Opening Hours page.
A booking system is in place for access to the Search Room. A booking may be made by e-mail, telephone or letter and can also be made in person. It is advisable to mention any special requirements at the time of booking.
Anglesey Archives is situated on Llangefni industrial estate.
A free car park is provided for people using the facility. The most convenient station is Bangor, with buses 4 and 9 stopping near the Archive. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes.
You are able to use a digital camera in the Archive, but a charge is made to people taking advantage of this service. Some documents cannot be photographed because they are fragile and easily damaged.
Laptops are permitted in the Archive, but no electrical sockets are provided.
Many publications including family and local history books are available in their shop. These books include:
All areas of the Archive are fully accessible, including the toilets.
If you are unable to visit in person, the Archive offers a Research Service. For more information regarding this service, and any relevant charges, please visit their research service page. It is possible to download an application form from this page.
Anglesey Archives is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)
The Archive does not have an official Twitter account, but you can find information regarding Anglesey County Council at @angleseycouncil. They sometimes provide information regarding the Archive.
Anglesey County Council is also on Facebook at @IOACC. They sometimes provide information regarding the Archive, and reply to visitors' requests and enquiries regarding council services, including those provided by the Office.