Useful Links

Burials & Cemeteries

  • Aberdeen City Burials Online - Search and view online images for Nellfield Cemetery, Old Machar Churchyard, St Clement's Churchyard, Grove Cemetery, St Peter's Churchyard and St Peters Cemetery.
  • Aberdeen City Burials, post 1900 - Aberdeen City Council Bereavements Services hold records for 17 cemeteries in Aberdeen, with records beginning around 1900.
  • Aberdeenshire Cemeteries - Find information on burial grounds in Aberdeenshire, including the location of the records.
  • Cemeteries in Moray - Find information on the different area offices in Moray and which cemeteries they hold information on.
  • Historic Kirkyards of Aberdeenshire - A fascinating look at the historic kirkyards of Aberdeenshire, including architectural information.

Family History Societies

Heritage Societies

  • Aberchirder & District Community Association - Aberchirder & District Community Association set up this site to document the history and culture of the village and the surrounding area.
  • Aberdeen City Heritage Trust - Aberdeen City Heritage Trust's vision is that Aberdeen's historic environment will be better understood, conserved, used and celebrated.
  • Aberdeenshire Heritage Societies - This provides a list of heritage societies within Aberdeenshire.
  • Alford Heritage Centre - The Heritage Centre (a registered charity) is manned by volunteers, many of whom have their roots in the farming heritage of NE Scotland.
  • Banff Preservation and Heritage Society - The Banff Preservation & Heritage Society was formed in the 1960s to protect the built heritage of Banff.
  • Buchan Heritage Society - The Society, founded in 1984, aims to keep alive in a fast changing world all the old and true traditions of Buchan in Music, Song, Verse, Drama and Olde Tyme Dance.
  • Ellon & District Heritage Society - The Ellon and District Heritage Society organises talks, walks, and takes an interest in the history of Ellon and the surrounding area.
  • Fraserburgh Heritage Society - Starting in 1983, the Heritage Society members started to collate and research the heritage of Fraserburgh. The Society membership is now about 150, local people of all ages, some born in the town, some having moved into the area for work or marriage.
  • Fyvie Homecoming 2014 - The small, historic village of Fyvie in north-east Aberdeenshire has begun preparing for another year of Homecoming with a 4-day festival to take place in the village from 28th-31st August 2014
  • Garioch Heritage Society - The Garioch Heritage Society was formed in 1987, and membership is open to anyone interested in the local, historical and natural history of the Garioch area.
  • Old Aberdeen Heritage Society - The Society was founded for the preservation and protection of Old Aberdeen. The Society aims to stimulate public interest in and concern for the beauty, history and traditional character of Old Aberdeen and its environs.
  • Old Torry Heritage Society - The Society aims to stimulate public interest and care for the beauty, history and character of the Torry area of Aberdeen.
  • Skene Heritage Society - The main aim of the Society is to collect photographs, documents, memories and other material relating to the history of the Parish of Skene for the benefit of future generations.
  • Stonehaven Heritage Society - The Society was founded in 1987 with the intention of preserving the history and heritage of the town of Stonehaven and area, and to encourage interest in the history by arranging meetings, lectures, exhibitions etc.
  • Tarves Heritage Project - Tarves Heritage Project began in 1995 and works to preserve and promote the heritage of Tarves village and its surroundings. The group manage Tarves Heritage Centre which opened in 2004, and is housed in part of a Victorian school dating back to 1837.
  • Turriff and District Heritage Society - Turriff and District Heritage Society was formed in 1979 and today cares for and displays artefacts, photographs and other memorabilia in two museums in the town.

Local Resources

  • Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society - The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland.
  • Banffshire Coast - Find out what there is to do and where to stay along Banffshire's amazing coastline.
  • Deceased Online - This site provides access to official records for UK burials and cremations, including ones for Aberdeen City.
  • Discover Royal Deeside - Welcome to the Official Visitor Information site for Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms including Ballater, Braemar, Strathdon, Banchory and the Balmoral area!
  • Family History Society of Buchan - The Family History Society of Buchan was formed in 2008 and promotes the study of genealogy and family history within the historic county of Buchan. It does so from its new Family History Centre at 22 Harbour Street, Peterhead.
  • Fraserburgh Heritage Society - Starting in 1983, the Heritage Society members started to collate and research the heritage of Fraserburgh. The Society membership is now about 150, local people of all ages, some born in the town, some having moved into the area for work or marriage.
  • Fyvie Homecoming 2014 - The small, historic village of Fyvie in north-east Aberdeenshire has begun preparing for another year of Homecoming with a 4-day festival to take place in the village from 28th-31st August 2014
  • Hidden Aberdeen Tours - Hidden Aberdeen Tours offer regular themed walking tours which highlight Aberdeen's forgotten and hidden history.
  • Historic Kirkyards of Aberdeenshire - A fascinating look at the historic kirkyards of Aberdeenshire, including architectural information.
  • Kincardineshire Ancestors - Do you have ancestors who came from Kincardineshire or Aberdeenshire? Would you like to find out more about who they were and what they did? Kincardineshire Ancestors can assist you to better understand the lives of your Kincardineshire ancestors.
  • Moray Connections - Connect with Moray. Use this site to find out about places to visit, things to do, and how to trace your roots in Moray and historic Banffshire.
  • Moray's Heritage - Moray has a character and heritage of its own and has played an important part in the shaping of our nation. The Local Heritage Centre at East End School, Institution Road, Elgin, holds a comprehensive range of unique materials about Moray‚Äôs rich past.
  • Poorhouse Information - This website contains information on the locations of poorhouses and workhouses across the country. There is also a wealth of information regarding what life would have been like for the inhabitants.
  • Scotland's People - The official online source of parish register, civil registration and census records for Scotland.
  • Scotland's Places - Provides information relating to places throughout Scotland including monument records, register house plans, medical officer of health reports, land ownership etc.

National Resources

  • Ancestral Scotland - Discover your Scottish roots and start planning your ancestral journey to Scotland.
  • Ancestry.co.uk - A subscription site which collates both official records and other reference information.
  • Deceased Online - This site provides access to official records for UK burials and cremations, including ones for Aberdeen City.
  • Family Search (IGI) - FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history, including searching the IGI (International Genealogical Index).
  • Find My Past - View over 750million records, including the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England & Wales and the 1911 census. You can also search parish registers dating from 1538, military sources and migration records.
  • National Library of Scotland - The National Library of Scotland is an information treasure trove of Scotland's knowledge, history and culture, with millions of books, manuscripts and maps covering every subject.
  • Poorhouse Information - This website contains information on the locations of poorhouses and workhouses across the country. There is also a wealth of information regarding what life would have been like for the inhabitants.
  • Scotland's People - The official online source of parish register, civil registration and census records for Scotland.
  • Scotland's Places - Provides information relating to places throughout Scotland including monument records, register house plans, medical officer of health reports, land ownership etc.
  • Scottish Archive Network - The Scottish Archive Network aims to revolutionise access to Scotland's archives by providing a single electronic catalogue to the holdings of more than 50 Scottish archives.
  • Scottish Statistical Accounts - Online copies of the Statistical Accounts of 1791 - 1799 and 1834 - 1845.
  • The National Archives (TNA) - The National Archives in Kew, London, hold many records which can help you with your family history, including military records.
  • The National Records of Scotland (formerly the National Archives for Scotland) - The National Records of Scotland holds historical records created by businesses, landed estates, families, churches and other corporate bodies.
  • The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) - The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) collects, records and interprets information on the architectural, industrial, archaeological and maritime heritage of Scotland.
  • Visit Scotland - The official site of Scotland's national tourism organisation.

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