Before you can login to this website you have to REGISTER to create an account.
Only members of the Aberdeen & N .E. Scotland Family History Society may register.

  • If you are not a member of the Society, then you will be required to purchase a membership as part of the registration process.Click here to JOIN the Society.
  • If you wish to learn more about our membership rates, then details are available here.
  • If you are already a member of the Society, then there is a special form which allows you to verify your membership and create a linked account.
  • If you have previously been a member of the Society, then you can still register as a member, but you will then have to renew your subscription before you can access the members' only content.

Once you have joined or registered, remember to keep a safe note of your membership number and the password you chose.

You will need both whenever you come to login.

Frequent Questions

Q: The login form asks for my password - I have never been given a password.
A: We do not issue you with a password. When you register, you are required to choose your own password. Are you sure that you have registered?

Q: I keep getting "Username and password do not match or you do not have an account yet".  I have reset my password but still can't login.
A: Do make sure that you are entering your Membership Number and Password.  Some people find that their browser auto-fills their email address in the Membership Number field.  Please note that we do not fill in any information for you.  If membership number/password fields have information entered, then that is your own web browser that is entering the data.  If you are having problems logging in, make sure that you delete any auto-filled information and replace it with the correct value.

Q: I clicked on the "Forgot your password" link, filled in my email address but received an error message - "Invalid email address".
A: Either you have not yet registered with this website, or you registered with a different email address.

Q: I clicked on the "Forgot your membership number" link, filled in my email address but received an error message - "User not found".
A: Either you have not yet registered with this website, or you registered with a different email address.

Q: I am (or was) a member of the Society, but, when I tried to register, it didn't work.
A: Common problems are:

  • Some of your address/details have changed since you last notified us. If this is the case, register with the old details - you can update your details yourself once you have registered.
  • If you are an ex-member, and it is more than a year since your membership lapsed, your details are probably archived. Use the contact link on the registration form and we will sort it out.
  • If you are in the US, you may be trying a 9 digit zip code when we have a 5 digit code - or vice-versa.
  • Are you confusing letter 'O' and digit '0' when typing your postcode?
  • If you still can't resolve this, then please go through the registration process again and click on the "request assistance from a real person" link. This will supply us with all the information we need to help you.


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If all else fails, then get in touch with us and we will try and help.