From this Saturday (7th January) the local history research room at Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies in Prendergast, Haverfordwest will be closed for three weeks to allow extension work to be carried out.
However, all other Pembrokeshire County Council services provided in the Archives building will continue as usual. All training courses and conferences will take place as previously arranged and the Print Unit will be fully operational.
All meetings scheduled to take place in the building over the next three weeks are also unaffected by the closure of the research room.
The research room is being extended to accommodate more of the huge collection of local history books which used to be housed in the reference section of the old Haverfordwest library.
The room will re-open on Wednesday, February 1st and staff are available on the phone during the closure to carry out research for customers.
Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies,
Tel No: 01437 775456
For a map of our location, please click here.
Our normal opening hours are as follows:
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? Pembrokeshire Archives 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. Original documents may be pre-ordered prior to your visit using the unique reference number from the online Archive Catalogue. A recent addition to the resources available is the 1911 census which is searchable in the office via the internet.
A fee is payable for these additional services.
If you already have a reference number, you can use the Archive Research Request Payment Form to make an online payment.
You will need to contact Pembrokeshire Archives to obtain a reference number and details of amount to be paid before making a payment.
The public lockers require the use of a £1 coin (returnable)
At the start of 2010 Pembrokeshire Archives 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:
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.
Courses through the medium of Welsh. In order to make it viable for us to us to run courses we need a minimum number of people to take part. Our aim is to provide courses bilingually wherever possible. When you enquire about taking part in a course we will ask you if you would prefer to take part exclusively in Welsh. We will provide courses exclusively in Welsh when numbers reach the minimum level.