kingstreetclosedOur Research Centre, opened in 1987 and the first of its kind in the country, is available for members use. The centre is also open to members of other Scottish Family History Societies. The Research Centre is the hub of the Society's activities, staffed by volunteer members who are delighted to assist you trace your family tree and tell you how to go about it.

Facilities include free WiFi, a large library, microfilm and microfiche of the IGI (the whole world), OPR's and census records for a wide area. wifi

Research assistance into N.E. Scotland ancestry can be carried out for out-of-area members by Society volunteers, at a nominal charge plus expenses (such as Registrar's fees, postage, photocopies etc.). See our current scale of charges for details.  For a research request (members only), please complete our research form.

In addition to our own series of publications, a comprehensive range of publications is stocked, including those of other Scottish Societies and the Federation of Family History Societies. 

Everybody is welcome to visit our centre, though non-members are requested to pay a small fee.  Members should bring their Membership Card.  Membership Cards are distributed each year along with the February Journal, or can be obtained from the Members' home page on this website. 

Our Research Centre is at 158-164 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5BD  (Map)

Our Research Centre is currently closed.

We are currently closed and, at this point in time, due to Covid-19 rules, we are unsure when we will re-open.  This website will be updated when further information is available.

When we do reopen, please note that the centre will be closed on Aberdeen local holidays. 

The local holidays for 2021 are:
19th April, 3rd May, 12th July and 27th September

Christmas closure:
Close at 4:00pm Thu 23rd Dec., reopen 10:00am Wed. 5th Jan. 2022