Family History

Scotland is a country with a fascinating history and a population passionate about preserving and sharing it. This attracts a considerable amount of interest in family history research from both locals and tourists from all over the world.

family history The North East in particular is fortunate to have a selection of fantastic museums, archives, local studies centres and voluntary organisations that can provide a wealth of knowledge on starting or progressing your journey of discovery into your family history.

The Aberdeen and North East Scotland Ancestral Tourism Partnership is a great place to start and advises on all of the local resources available and for those who are visitors to the area, helps you plan your trip. The Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society can also assist you in making the most of archives, notably from the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire libraries and registration offices.

To find out more about how your ancestors may have lived, the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre and Museum of Scottish Lighthouses offer captivating exhibitions and people have even been known to find the homes past generations lived in through their research in the area.

You can find a list of useful resources to aid you in tracing your family tree below: family history 3