Records - Pembrokeshire Record Office
Pembrokeshire Archives has opened
in its new accommodation.
Our new opening hours will be as follows:
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm;
Thursday and Friday: 10am - 5pm;
Saturday: 10am - 3pm (not Bank Holiday weekends)
No records will be issued between 12.30 and 1.30 on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Are you interested in your ancestors, the history of your house, the story of your village, parish, town, church, chapel or any aspect of Pembrokeshire's history? The Pembrokeshire Record Office holds historical sources ranging from a document from 1272 to last week's local newspaper. Amongst our many collections are census returns, parish registers, maps, photographs, deeds and letters.There is no appointment system - but please bear in mind that the office can get busy. You may book a microfilm/fiche reader or computer in advance of your visit. A recent addition to the resources available is the 1911 census which is searchable in the office via the internet.
- Free admission
- Wheelchair access
- Free car park
Additional Services Available
- Photocopying (subject to size and condition of document)
- Microfilm/fiche printouts
- Internet printouts
- Sale of publications
- Research Service
A fee is payable for these additional services.
The public lockers require the use of a £1 coin (returnable)
At the start of 2010 Pembrokeshire Record Office introduced a new reader's ticket for individuals wishing to view original documents.
This move brought us in line with many other record and archive offices in Britain, and is designed to help us safeguard the documents in our care.
Registration for the new "Archives Wales Reader's Ticket" was introduced on a voluntary basis from the 1st January 2010 to people wishing to look at original documents. It became compulsory from 1st July 2010.
N.B. there is no charge for registration.
In order to register for a reader's ticket, you will need to fill in an Archives Wales "Reader's Registration Form". This is available from all participating offices.
Once registered for a ticket, readers will be able to access original documents at other offices who are also introducing the reader's ticket. These include:
- Carmarthenshire Archive Service
- Pembrokeshire Record Office
- Powys County Archives Office
- Swansea University Archives
- West Glamorgan Archive Service
N.B. You will not need a reader's ticket to access reference books, online or Microform resources.
To obtain a reader's ticket, you must bring two forms of identification with you. For more information about registering for a reader's ticket please contact the office on the details below, or download an application form.
Pembrokeshire Archives is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer free access to the 1911 census via www.findmypast.com, which has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Welsh Assembly Government.
The 1911 census provides access to the details of around 35 million people, who were living in households in England and Wales on the night of 2nd April, 1911.
It is also the first of the census to provide information as to how long a couple were married, how many children were born, and how many had died.
If you would like to use the 1911 census, please contact Pembrokeshire Archives to book a computer terminal.
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