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Wrexham County Borough Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): DEN, FLN, CWD

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Wrexham Library and Arts Centre
Rhosddu Road
LL11 1AU
Tel: 01978 292622
Fax: 01978 292611
[email protected]
Contact: Miss Joy Thomas (Local Studies Librarian)

Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1900
Tuesday: 0900-1900
Wednesday: 0900-1900
Thursday: 0900-1900
Friday: 0900-1900
Saturday: 0900-1230

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? Willing to undertake small specific enquiries free of charge.

Provided by local Record Office? No

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations None

5. Census returns

1841-1881 Wrexham County Borough
1891 Denbighshire, Flintshire, Edeirnion district of Meirionethshire

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Clwyd Record Office Local Directories on microfiche 1822-1936
Commercial Directory 1818
Robson's Commercial Directory 1840 North and South Wales

6(b) City and Town Directories

Crocker 1881. Wrexham and District
Red Book 1892. Wrexham and District
Bennett 1907. Wrexham and District
Bennett 1909. Wrexham and District
Wrexham Leader Commercial Directory 1931-1959
Wrexham Directory 1965-74

6(c) Telephone Directories

Chester and North Wales 1981-

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Burgess Rolls 1857-79 excluding 1860, 1873
Register of Electors: 1898, 1903-9, 1911-5, 1936 Wrexham Town only
1948- Wrexham and District

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Computer indexes to articles of local interest under development. Available at Wrexham Library

10. Parish Registers

Clwyd Family History Society Transcriptions
Earliest register to 1812 for the following parishes:
Bangor-on-Dee, Chirk, Erbistock, Gresford, Hanmer, Holt, Hope, Isycoed, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llanarmon yn lal, Llangadwaladr, Llangedwyn, Llangollen, Llansantffraid Glynceiriog, Llansilin, Overton, Marchwiel, Minera, Ruabon, Worthenbury, Wrexham
Located at Wrexham Library

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Clwyd Historian 1977-
Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions 1952-
Flintshire Historical Society Journal 1911-
Hel Achau: Clwyd Family History Society Journal 1980-
Located at Wrexham Library

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Archives Service
County Buildings
Regent Street
LL11 1RB
Tel: 01978 317976
Fax: 01978 317982

Other information