Powys Archives is located in Llandrindod Wells, and serves as the official repository for the records of the county of Powys. Our collections date from the fourteenth century and include public records from bodies such as courts and hospitals; official records such as county council and school records; ecclesiastical and non-conformist records, which can provide information on births, deaths and marriages; as well as deposited records from solicitors and local groups. Many people make use of our resources for family history but the archive is also a rich source for social history and learning about the local area. Original documents can be viewed in our searchroom in our newly developed facility.
Along with preserving original records, we also hold a comprehensive local history collection of books and other publications. We have plenty of table space along with computers with Find My Past and Ancestry subscriptions, wi-fi for use of laptops and other devices, and microfilm/fiche readers.
The best way to reach us is through our website, where you can also view our catalogues and search for items in our database: https://en.powys.gov.uk/archives
You can also use our website to apply to our research and copying services if you are unable to visit us in person.
Powys Archives is open Thursdays and Fridays between 9.30am and 5pm but please get in touch with us before travelling so that we can reserve you a space.