Carmarthenshire Record Office hold documents dating from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, these representing the written memory of the county. The records are on many different medium from loose sheets of paper, bound volumes, parchment rolls, maps, plans and photographs to cassettes, CD's and videos.
Thousands of resources are held by the Office, filling approximately two miles of shelving.
These resources include census returns, parish registers, wills and testaments, electoral registers and quarter sessions records. These resources will be of use whether you wish to study the history of house, research your family history or discover more about your local community.
The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to offer guidance should you require assistance or have any questions.
For more information regarding their collections, please visit their Home Page and Collections pages.
Collections include Electoral Registers, Quarter Sessions, Petty Sessions, Hospital Records, Survey of Crown lands 1560, Land Tax 1797, Hearth Tax 1670 and Census Returns 1841-1911.
Holdings also include the GRO Index 1837-1990, Infirmary Records: Minutes, Reports, Financial Plans 1846-1972 and Crew Agreements and Official Logbooks of ships registered in Llanelli 1863-1913.
Educational records held by the Archive include school board minutes 1871-1903, school managers' minutes 1872-1897 and some school admission registers from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Opening Hours can be found by going to the Opening Hours page.
It is prudent to book before visiting because priority is given to those who have made reservations.
It is advisable to make sure that the documents you wish to consult are available before visiting to avoid disappointment, especially if you are travelling a long distance.
If you are unable to visit in person, they offer a Research Service. If you do not wish them to undertake research, but still want to have work done professionally, there is also a list of private record agents.
If you are unable to visit in person, they provide a list of people who are prepared to undertake research on your behalf. You will need to contact these persons to discover any charge involved. If you wish to use their own Research Service, please contact them, who will be pleased to help you.
If you are visiting Carmarthenshire Archive Service for the first time, or do not have a Archives Wales Readers' ticket and want to access original documents, you will need to register when you arrive. You will need to have two documents confirming your identity, proof of address and proof of your signature.