King Street PremisesOur 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. 

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

In the Research Centre we are still taking sensible Covid precautions, but we have relaxed previous restrictions in line with latest government advice, and we are pleased to welcome any members and other visitors during our normal opening hours, with no pre-booking required.

The opening hours are:

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Please note that the centre is closed on Aberdeen local holidays.

The local holidays for 2022 are:
18th April, 2nd May, 2nd - 4th June, 11th July and 26th September

Christmas closure:
Close at 4:00pm Fri 23rd Dec. 2022, reopen 10:00am Wed. 4th Jan. 2023