About us

We collect historical records relating to Denbighshire, and preserve them for future generations. We also encourage the public to come and use our records.

What records can I find at Denbighshire Archives?

We hold a wide range of original records, including registers of births, deaths and marriages, newspapers, photographs, maps, court records, deeds, trade directories and more. Our records date from the twelfth to the twenty-first century. You can search the catalogue to get an idea of which records we hold.

Our expert staff will help you to consult original historical documents, microfilm copies, transcripts, and guide you to relevant online resources.

The records in our collections can be very useful if you are researching your family history, or the history of your house or local area. You may also need to look up a record for legal or official purposes. You may need to use primary sources for a school or university assignment.

You can come to the office and use the archives for free, and we do not charge for general advice about our collections. We can carry out a ‘quick search’ (e.g. a single parish register entry) on your behalf free of charge.

It is important to plan ahead, so that you can make the most of your time when you visit the archives. We recommend that you do some initial research before you visit, either online or at your local library. If you have some specific names or dates in mind, this will make it easier to find the records you are looking for.

Alternatively, if you cannot visit the archives office in person, we can do some historical or genealogical research on your behalf for a charge.

How can I get involved?

Volunteers play an important part in the work we do. If you would like to volunteer at the archives, contact us or give us a call.