Our Services

Page updated on: 03/10/2023

Research Service 

If you are unable to visit us in person and need assistance in searching our records, why not use our Research Service to undertake this work on your behalf?

This service is free for the first 15 minutes. For longer or more complicated searches we charge £38.70 per hour including VAT (1 hour minimum per request).  This charge does not include copies and postage.

For information on paying for this service, please see our list of Fees and Charges.

A Research Request form is available to download here.

Alternatively, you can write or email us with your enquiry.

Please include as much detail as possible about your subject, e.g. names, dates, parishes in the case of family history; plans or maps in the case of the history of a property.

We will respond to your enquiry by email whenever possible, and provide a copy of any information we find as an email attachment.

Scanning and copying of photographs and documents

We can supply scanned images and photocopies where copyright and the condition of the item make this possible. All copies are for private study only. For more information, please see our copying policy.

If copies are required for an exhibition, reproduction, publication or for a web-site then prior permission of the document and copyright owners will be required. Staff will advise in each case. To ask permission, please contact us. If permission is given, it will be on condition that appropriate acknowledgement is made.

Copying orders are priced according to the amount of staff time they take to carry out. For current fees and charges please see our list of Fees and Charges.

An order form is available to download here.

For a quote for copying, please contact us.

Our fees and charges

List of Fees and ChargesA list of fees and charges for the different services we offer.

Research Request FormA printable application form for requesting research services from Carmarthenshire Archives.

Order FormWhen you order copies for private study or non-commercial research you must sign a declaration that:

  • You will not infringe any copyright in the document(s) copied.
  • You will not publish a document originally supplied for private study or non-commercial research without the written consent of the Carmarthenshire Archives.

Please remember that publication covers more than books. Using our images in a public broadcast or exhibition, adding our images to another website or posting them on social media counts as publication, and you need to apply for permission and pay a fee.

Order form for the reproduction of archive material, and for filming on Archives Service premises: Commercial publication, including images on commercial websites.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements, and to request a quote.


You can pay with a credit or debit card via telephone for all our services, including copying orders and research, by calling 01267 228686.

The cash desk is open from 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 4.30pm on Fridays. The cash desk is closed daily between 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Unfortunately, we cannot take your call on UK bank holidays or bank holiday weekends.