Caernarfonshire Record Office

Caernarfonshire Record Office holds resources relating to the culture, history and heritage of the old county known as Caernarfonshire, but please note that this does not include the area of the county that is now administered by Conwy Borough Council.  

Gwynedd Archive Service holds archives relating to Gwynedd history over the last 400 years. These resources include Caernarfonshire parish records, quarter sessions, maps, images, licencing records, local newspapers, vehicle registration records and other documents.  

Whether you are studying the history of Gwynedd, researching the history of house, conducting research for a school, college or university assignment, or tracing your family history, there will be a document of use to you.  

The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to offer assistance if required.

If you have any documents relating to the history of Gwynedd you may wish to donate, they would love to hear from you.  Documents can be loaned to them or given as a gift.

Contact Information for Caernarfonshire Record Office - Gwynedd Archive Service

Address:

Caernarfon Archives - Gwynedd Archive Service
Gwynedd Council
Caernarfon  
LL55 1SH

Telephone Number:

01286 679095

E-Mail:

archifau@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Collections

For details of their directions, opening hours and collections, please visit their Home Page as well as their Collections page.

It is possible to find more information regarding their collections by using their on-line catalogue.  Some documents are written in Welsh.  Records held by the Archive also include Inland Revenue Land Tax Assessment Records, but these are subject to a 30 year rule.

Booking

Gwynedd Archives can become very busy, so in order to avoid disappointment when you arrive, especially if you have travelled a long distance, it is prudent to book in advance.

Location and Directions



Viewing Restrictions

You can only view three documents, one volume or six photographs at a time.  You may order more than these amounts, but the other documents will be kept until you are ready to use them.

Photography and Photocopying

It is possible to take photocopies of documents, but this is at the staff's discretion because some documents are fragile and can be easily damaged.  You cannot take photocopies of newspapers.  A form must be filled out when you haven taken photocopies.  

The use of a camera or camera phone is not permitted.

Research Service

If you are unable to visit in person, Gwynedd Archives offers a research service.  For more information regarding this service, please peruse the appropriate section of their Home Page.  

Readers' Tickets

The Archive is a member of the CARN(County Archive Research Network)



For more information regarding other Record Offices covering the old county of Caernarfonshire, please visit my page regarding Conwy Archive Service.



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