Tracing Family History

Tracing your family history ?


Do you have a Welsh surname, such as Williams or Jones? And, if so, might you have ancestry from here on Anglesey?

If this is the case, and you are interested in tracing your roots here on the island, you will be glad to know that Anglesey offers its own service to help genealogists.

Such research can be immensely rewarding – but it can also be very time consuming. In order to maximise your time, therefore, and to allow you to get out and about to enjoy the island and visit those very places that your ancestors hailed from, preparation is the key.

In the first instance – and as soon as you possibly can – write to the Anglesey Record Office with your enquiry. If you can do this┬ábefore your planned holiday, so much the better! You are advised to let us know as many facts as possible, paying particular attention to details of dates, places and the people whom you hope to trace.

Staff at the office are friendly and helpful and highly experienced in assisting with genealogical enquiries from all over the world and will be pleased to help you.

For full contact details, opening hours and location, please follow the weblink below to the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s website.