Aberdeenshire Libraries – Local Studies

Meldrum Meg Way, The Meadows Industrial Estate, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0GN

(01467) 532929


Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

The main reference collections, with resources for local and family history, are held within the Local Studies Department in Oldmeldrum. There is also a collection of relevant material available in every Aberdeenshire Library.

Family history resources include:

  • Free access to Ancestry Library Edition in every Aberdeenshire library
  • Old Parish Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials up to 1854
  • Census records (1841 – 1901) for every Aberdeenshire parish
  • International Genealogical Index (microfiche) of births, christenings and marriages for Scotland
  • Monumental Inscriptions for various churchyards
  • Transcripts of Episcopal Church records for some parishes
  • A number of business directories
  • Parish and local histories, biographies and family histories
  • Local newspapers from 1747 to the present day
  • Historical photographs and postcards
  • Maps of the counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine from the 19th century to the present day
  • Discount vouchers for the Scotlandspeople website available for purchase
  • Computing facilities, including free Internet access, for residents and visitors
  • Printing and copying

There are local collections of microfilm and the IGI on microfiche available at Banchory, Ellon, Fraserburgh,Huntly, Inverbervie, Inverurie, Macduff, Peterhead, Stonehaven and Strichen Libraries.

A comprehensive collection of OPRs and Census records for every Aberdeenshire parish is held in the Local Studies Department, Oldmeldrum.