Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society was founded in 1978.  

The Society is a member of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) and is a registered charity No. SC012478. 


The Society premises are located in Aberdeen at: 

158-160 King Street               Research Centre, Bookshop and Library

164 King Street                      Publications Department

136 King Street                      Administration


On the 9th of September 1978 ANESFHS held its inaugural meeting and became the second Family History Society in Scotland. Since then the story of ANESFHS has been one of steady progress. The first Journal was published in March 1979 and a modestly sized Research Centre at 152 King Street, Aberdeen opened in 1986.  This soon became inadequate; and, in July 1993, the Society moved six doors up to much larger premises at No. 164.  Just three months later, No. 160 was also acquired - and, in April 1994, the basements of the two properties were linked to form a walk-through library.  No. 158 was leased in October 2000, and in January 2002 was merged with No. 160 to become the new Research Centre.  The Library was also extended into the basement of No. 158.  For some years, administration of the Society was undertaken in any space that was available in the storeroom of 164.  In March 2008, the Society purchased No. 136 King Street, about 50 yards down the road -- and this is now the base for the principal office-bearers, together with the Finance and Membership teams and IT manager.