Anglesey Record Office collects and preserves resources relating to Anglesey, dating from the sixteenth century to the present day. These include parish registers, non-conformist registers, census returns, wills and testaments, maps, photographs, newspapers, education records, local government records, quarter sessions, 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, tracing the history of a house or finding out about your neighbourhood.
If you have resources you would like to donate, they would love to hear from you. The donated items are always of great interest to people and can help to preserve the heritage of Anglesey.
For information regarding their collections, please visit their Home Page and the catalogues, guides and indexes page. From this page it is possible to download a list of 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. A laptop can be used, but no sockets are provided.
The Archive 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.
You are able to use a digital camera, but a charge is made to people taking advantage of this service.
The Archives also have a shop, where many publications are available, including family and local history books.
If you are unable to visit in person, they offer 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.
The Office is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)