Researchers often use the archive service to find out about the lives of people living in Denbighshire and Clwyd in the past. This could be family history research or to find out who used to live in a property or owned a business.
How do I search for a person’s name?
At Denbighshire archives, we have a personal names index of our records, which you can search at the top of this page.
Please remember that not all records are catalogued to the level of detail it would require to mention every single name in our collections. For example, the names of every person in an electoral register, court register or parish register are not provided in the catalogue entry.
What sort of records will be most useful to me?
Records relating to individual people include:
- nonconformist / chapel registers
- civil registration (births, marriages and deaths)
- wills and probate records
- electoral registers
- school records (including admission registers)
- tithe records
- land tax assessments
- licensing and court records
- deeds to property
- wages books
- landlords’ records
- Trade directories