The ar­chive’s new search­room is a calm and sun-filled space in which to work

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search­room and a sep­a­rate meet­ing room.” Im­por­tantly, the new build­ing also of­fers more space for events plus a dis­play area for mount­ing ex­hi­bi­tions.

The most sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments for fam­ily his­to­ri­ans are an in­creased num­ber of pub­lic com­put­ers, free ac­cess to wifi, dig­i­tal mi­cro­film print­ing hold­ings and a sep­a­rate in­dex to wills dat­ing back to 1700.

Rhys says: “There has been a very pos­i­tive re­sponse from our users, who find the search­room a calm and sun-filled space in which to work. Al­though the heat­ing re­quire­ment for the whole build­ing is pro­vided by a sin­gle do­mes­tic boiler, re­searchers will

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