Powys County Public Records

Powys, Wales Public Record Office

Situated in Llandrindod Wells, the Powys Public Record Office, also known as Powys Archives, is the official storage area for the records of the people and establishments of the county of Powysincluding which is comprised of Radnorshire, Montgomeryshire, and Breconshire.

The Powys Archives takes care of the collection and preservation of all documents related to the history of the area which dates as far back as the 14th century. The data can be used for all kinds of research such as:

Examining legal matters including the right of way
School projects
Getting information on the history of the community and villages in Powys
Finding out the history of a house
Tracking family trees and histories

The Archives possess a public search room where interested individuals can perform their studies and explorations. They are also staffed with experts on Powys records who can always lend a helping hand for your researching tasks. It is advisable that you call for reservations because there are many people who perform research on the Powys Archive premises. Although there are certain records that are tagged as off limits, most of the information within the facility can be accessed in observance of the Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.

The Powys Public Record Office is open from Tuesdays to Fridays starting from 10am to 5pm with breaks from 12:30 to 1:30. If you have questions on birth, death, and marriage certificates as well as queries on family history, the office has more than ample data to help you get the answers you are looking for. The Powys Archive staff consists of the principal officer for museums and archives, assistant archivist, archives assistant, and research assistant.

Some of the records that you can access in the Powys Public Record Office include the coroner’s records, county court, hospitals and health authorities, mines and quarries, National Caol Board, county councils, civil parish and township, constabulary, primary and secondary schools, charity commission and a lot more.

There are also deposited records which contain minor deposits, different organizations and societies in Powys, business records as well as family, estate and legal records. You can check the miscellaneous collections for an assortment of other items such as diaries and family papers.

The Powys Public Record Office has some of the most comprehensive records intact for the past centuries. Contact their office now.

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