In a Leap Year, which happens only every 4 years, it is still traditional for women to propose to men on the 29th February. Historically, it was the only day of the year in which it was acceptable for a woman to do this. If the man refused the marriage proposal, he was expected to … Continue reading Leap Day 29th February 2020
Gwynedd Archives Service is participating in the 'Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700' project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council over a 4 year period. The aim of the project is to digitize and transcribe all petitions (and associated certificates) for pensions or relief to the Quarter … Continue reading Quarter Sessions – Gwynedd Archives Service
Colin Sheady is one of our Archives Ambassadors for Wales 2019. In this article Colin explains how he first became interested in archives, and how this led to a volunteering role at Flintshire Record Office. My introduction to Flintshire Record Office came about a few years ago, almost by accident. The history of the local … Continue reading From Visitor to Volunteer at Flintshire Record Office
In December 2019 Cardiff’s Norwegian Church – a landmark in Cardiff Bay – will be celebrates its 150th anniversary. Here, we take a look back at the history of the Church and the community it was built to serve. Cardiff’s multicultural population is by no means a recent phenomenon. The town's rapid growth during the … Continue reading The Norwegian Church, Cardiff
Archives across Wales have been getting ready to celebrate their services and collections for the Explore Your Archive week, which this year runs between 23rd and 30th November. The weeklong campaign encourages people to discover the stories, facts, places and people that are at the heart of Welsh communities. As part of the celebrations, Anglesey … Continue reading “Ail-gylchu’r Gorffennol” – a plastic waste project at Anglesey Archives
Explore Your Archive week to be launched by special Archive Ambassadors Archives across Wales are getting ready to celebrate and showcase their services and collections for Explore Your Archive week, which this year runs between 23 November and 1 December. The week long campaign encourages people to discover the stories, facts, places and people that … Continue reading Welsh archives are home to a wealth of treasures – are you ready to explore?
Primary school pupils have worked on a special art project to celebrate diversity and inclusion on Anglesey. Children from Ysgol Gynradd Amlwch joined Anglesey Archives, Oriel Môn and prominent North Wales artist, Jwls Williams, to trace the lives of two prominent Jewish families. Both the Pollecoff and Stein families emigrated from Russia to Anglesey during … Continue reading Pupils’ work celebrates diversity and inclusion
November 7th is World Digital Preservation Day. This is a global campaign, co-ordinated by the Digital Preservation Coalition, to raise awareness of the issues associated with the preservation of digital information. The theme of this year’s campaign is At Risk Digital Materials, but I would argue that all digital material is at risk, as the … Continue reading World Digital Preservation Day 2019
Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives are looking to merge to create a joint archive service in a new Archive Centre. It will comprise a repository for archive material along with public research rooms, exhibition space and education facilities. Staff from both services have already been working on various joint projects throughout the year. All … Continue reading Collaborative working at Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives
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 … Continue reading Powys Archives: how we can help you with your research.