Primary Resources

Primary Resources:

  • Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Local Archives - A collection of historical records relating to the City of Aberdeen and its locality. Searchable online.
  • - A subscription site which collates both official records and other reference information.
  • Deceased Online - This site provides access to official records for UK burials and cremations.
  • Edina - Online copies of the Statistical Accounts of 1791-9 and 1834-45.
  • FindMyPast - The official online source of census records and BMD information for (England & Wales) from 1837 onwards
  • FamilySearch - Search the IGI or Ancestral File.
  • Maps - A fantastic collection of detailed maps of Scotland at the National Library
  • Scotland's People - The official online source of parish register, civil registration and census records for Scotland

A good starting point for researching the North-East of Scotland is the UK & IRELAND Genealogy Index (GENUKI) particularly the Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banffshire or Moray pages.

If you are planning to visit the area, then you should first visit the Tourist Board's website.

Also see the Visiting the Area

Local Interest

Sites of Local Interest:

Scottish Societies

Scottish Societies:

Visit the Scottish Association of Family History Societies for general information or the following societies' web sites:

Official Sites

Official Sites:

Community Sites

Community Sites:

See also the place name orientated contact lists at Curious Fox.

Other Links

Other Links:

Members' Pages

Members' Pages:

Surname / Clan

Family / Surname / Clan Sites

Also, there is a Clan Battlefield Map

War Memorials

War Memorials


Visiting the area?

Click here for a map showing the location of the Society
If you are visiting the area, then you may also be interested in the following:

The following links are to businesses that advertise with the Society.

The Society makes no recommendation for, and is in no way responsible for, these services.




Aberdeenshire Surnames List. 
Banffshire Surnames List.
Kincardineshire Surnames List.
Morayshire Surnames List.
If you are researching names in these counties, please consider submitting names to these lists.


There is an e-mail list which covers the county of Aberdeenshire. To subscribe to ABERDEEN-L or to its digest form ABERDEEN-D, send an email message to either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Leave the subject field blank and put "subscribe" in the body of the message.

Also see the Talking Scot forum.