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Records and Archives

Discover your local and family history records at Flintshire Record Office.


Preservation of our unique collections for current and future generations; looking after your treasures at home.

Flintshire Record Office

If you want to learn more about the local history of Flintshire, or need help with tracing your family history, house history, or the history of your local area, then Flintshire Record Office might be able to help you.

Contact Details and Opening Hours

Contact details and opening hours

Enquiries and Advice

How to make an enquiry; what advice we can offer; using our Research Service.


Types of records held at Flintshire Record Office dating from the 13th century to modern times; collections requiring advance notice to view; records on microfilm.

Catalogues and Indexes

Online indexes and catalogues of records available at Flintshire Record Office; CALMView catalogue; Subjects, Places and Personal Names indexes.

Planning Your Visit

Booking in advance; what to bring with you; how to prepare for your visit; what to expect on the day of your visit.

News and Events

Record Office news; events that may be taking place during the months ahead – regularly updated.

Guides for Records and Archives Users

Source Guides: What kinds of sources we hold; What information they contain; How you can use this information for your research. User Guides: House History, Family History and other popular types of research.


One to One sessions; Research Service; Reprographics; Photocopying; Digital Photography; Use of cameras in the searchroom; Fees and charges.

Images from the Archives

How to view historic photographs from our collections.

Publications and Prints for Sale

Record Office prints, posters, postcards and books for sale.

Archives for Schools

School group visits; Twilight teacher sessions; Key Stage 2 and 3 resources; Schools newsletter.

Loans, Donations and Bequests

How to loan, donate or bequeath archival material to the Record Office.

Friends of the Clwyd Archives

The Friends of the Clwyd Archives was set up in 1994 to promote and support the work of the four record offices in north-east Wales: Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.