I’m constantly looking for new websites to add to Ancestral Wales and ran across these two gems recently. Links to both of these websites as well as many other links are on the Anglesey page at http://ancestralwales.com/county/anglesey.html
Anglesey History has good background information, which would be useful for those researching from outside of the area. Anglesey History features historical information, maps, photographs and a great list of books about Anglesey.
The other website is Amlwch Data at and their search page is at http://www.amlwchhistory.co.uk/data/startdata.php. Amlwch is a small coastal village, which was home to the world’s largest open cast copper mine. There is a searchable database on this site, for census data, church & chapel, commerce & industry, historical and maritime descriptions, as well as general information about Anglesey, the Welsh language and family history. Also of interest are photographs and videos of Amlwch Town and Harbour and video tours of Parys Mountain.
Last, but not least, are the following ‘must read’ sources for family history research in Anglesey.
BBC North West Wales – Family History page.
Do you know any Anglesey gems that are/were helpful in your family research? Any great community or local history websites that I haven’t discovered yet?