National Volunteer Week

It is National Volunteer Week this week (1-7 June 2018) and we have a lot to thank our volunteers for this year including our catalogues being available on the Archives Hub!

The Archives Hub is a free online service giving access to catalogue descriptions of archives held in UK repositories (such as universities, company archives and local history centres).The Archives Hub represents collections from over 330 institutions across the country and is a vital research tool for historians all over the world. It does not hold any archive material itself but provides a means to cross-search archival descriptions from different institutions.

We have received an ARCW grant this year to transfer all of our catalogues onto The Archives Hub meaning that our catalogues are now available to search on an alternative site and therefore more researchers will be able to find primary sources amongst our collections with ease.

Without the work of our volunteers tirelessly transferring our paper lists into our archive database this would not have been possible. We estimate that around 75% of our paper catalogues have now been added to the database.


We have recently added the catalogues for all urban and rural district councils. These collections include hundreds of building control plans for properties across Conwy and Denbighshire, reports of medical and public health officers on living and sanitary conditions across the county during the 1930s and 1940s and many maps and plans (plus much more!).

Follow the links below to our full catalogue (remember to select the Browse by Hierarchy tab to open drop down list).

UDD/A Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council
UDD/B Llangollen Urban District Council
UDD/C Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council
UDD/D Abergele Urban District Council
UDD/E Rhyl Urban District Council
UDD/F Prestatyn Urban District Council

RDD/A St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council
RDD/B Aled Rural District Council
RDD/C Chirk Rural District Council
RDD/D Llansilin Rural District Council
RDD/E Ceiriog Rural District Council
RDD/F Llanrwst Rural District Council
RDD/G Uwchaled Rural District Council
RDD/H Hiraethog Rural District Council
RDD/I Ruthin Rural District Council
RDD/J Llangollen Rural District Council
RDD/K Wrexham Rural District Council
RDD/L Edeyrnion Rural District Council

Find out more about our volunteer opportunities here

Find out more about The Archives Hub here

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