Denbighshire Record Office
46 Clwyd Street
Join the thousands who visit the record office at Ruthin Gaol each year to use the archives to research their family tree or the history of their house; to find out about their town, village or street in the past; to make use of the many thousands of records for official or legal reasons.
To make a booking or view our opening times please see ‘Opening times and planning your visit’ link on the left.
At the Record Office we;
• Help you get information directly from the documents in our care, dating from the 12th century to the present day.
• Do paid research into the records on your behalf should you wish.
• Collect records relating to Denbighshire from local authorities, parishes, chapels, families, individuals, businesses and institutions of all kinds, for the use and benefit of future generations of researchers, as per our collecting policy (see 'Policies' link on the left).
• Collect and copy photographic records.
• Preserve this heritage by conserving the archives and storing them in secure and specially equipped storage areas, as per our preservation policy (see 'Policies' link on the left).
• Assist our users to search records (such as newspapers, census returns and parish registers) via microfilms or computers.
• Prepare exhibitions on archives.
• Give talks to educational groups, societies and institutions.