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