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Family History

Bring the story of your family to life by looking back at the historical records our archives hold. We have great resources and staff at hand and may be able to help you discover your own lineage in the county of Angus. With a vast amount of documents, photographic collections and indexes, we offer a comprehensive research service which can especially be beneficial for those unable to visit in person.

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“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.”

James Baldwin

Records We Hold

  • Private records
  • Trades records for weavers, shoemakers, tailors etc
  • Burgh records
  • Angus County Council
  • School log books
  • Poor relief registers
  • An Angus wide collection of photographs
  • Indexes to Buildings and People in the photographic collections
  • Unique indexes to varied sources, both archival and printed
  • Valuation rolls for the county of Forfarshire/Angus
  • Brechin Cathedral and Arbroath Abbey burials
  • Sasine indexes
  • Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae – Church of Scotland minister biographies
  • Large collection of local history books
  • Kirk Session records for Montrose, Glamis and Kirriemuir and detailed extracts for Aberlemno, Arbirlot, Carmyllie, and Forfar
  • Large collection of Angus family histories
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