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Local & Family History

Our Local and Family History service records, researches and showcases the history of Angus and its people. Commissioned research services and digital collections reproductions have also recommenced.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm all year (Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment).

Preserving Our County's History

Our team are passionate about preserving the history of the county and are here to help people who wish to find out more about their family’s past, local history or would like to undertake further research on this fascinating county. With extensive archives and photographic collections there is plenty of Angus history to explore.

Angus Archives

Located in a beautiful rural setting, Angus Archives is a treasure trove of 800 years of the history of Angus and its people. Our collections cover Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Montrose, Monifieth and rural areas across Angus.

Family History

Angus Archives is a great place to start or build on your family history. We have rich and varied sources to help the family historian. Our team have a wealth of experience to help you make the most of our unique documents, photographs and indexes.

Local History

Angus Archives has a vast index of resources available covering each major town. This highlights the resources spanning a variety of time periods and provides guidance on resources most useful to you. We also offer a series of articles on the general history of various towns and villages.


We specialise in researching all aspects of Angus local and family history. We can trace your family tree, locate ancestors or research the history of a house, school or business.

Digital Archive

For the first time ever, you can view our rich Angus history at the click of a button in our online collections.

Archives Charges

Family Research Gift Voucher

Looking for the perfect gift? Gift vouchers start from £30.

We can trace a family tree, or research the history of a house, school or business.

A perfect gift for someone looking to find out about their past or for anyone requiring research assistance. Our expert staff can assist with almost any research into the history of the people and places of Angus. Simply visit or contact Angus Archives to purchase a voucher or find out more on what we can do.

Click the button below to find out more.

Get in Touch

For more information, please contact the team at Angus Archives using the links below

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