- Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives
See what collections are available and how to view them.
Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials
- Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscriptions
An old online book with historical, biographical, genealogical, and antiquarian notes.
- City Police Register of Returned Convicts 1869 – 1939
Individuals released on licence, recording details about their offence, appearance and place of residence.
- Records of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire 1598-1649
Very detailed accounts of various court records in an online book, which you can search.
Electoral Registers & Tax
- Aberdeen Electoral Registers 1832-1976
The database contains yearly registers listing names and residences of people in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who were eligible to vote in elections. The registers can reveal where your ancestor lived and possibly some information about the property.
- Aberdeenshire Poll Tax 1696
Were your ancestors taxed in 1696 to fund the army? Search over 43,000 records to find out.
- RootsChat Aberdeenshire
Ask a question about your Aberdeenshire ancestors or just browse the previous posts to see info and links to help with your research.
General Family History
- GENUKI Aberdeenshire
Lots of additional links and information for tracing your family history in Aberdeenshire.
View street directories which might help you find your ancestor’s address and occupation in a particular year.
- Place Names of West Aberdeenshire
An old book available online with details of towns, villages and parishes.
- Old Aberdeen Maps
A few old maps of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, mostly from the 1800s.
- Aberdeen & District Prisoners of War Bureau Index
The Bureau was formed during the First World War to provide support for the families of soldiers from the North East of Scotland that had been taken prisoner during the conflict. Initially it only covered the Gordon Highlanders, but later individuals from other Regiments and other services were covered, including the Merchant Navy. The coverage of the Bureau therefore extended from Aberdeen City to the counties of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Kincardineshire.
- Aberdeen Burgh Registers of Apprentices
Three files available to download. The first two sets include the date, name of apprentice, name of who he was apprenticed to, the trade and the cautioners.
- Aberdeen Police Staff Records
Several PDFs available to download containing the city police personnel register from 1885-1929. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the files.
Photos & Postcards
- Silver City Vault
Thousands of old photos of places and people of Aberdeen.
- The Aberdeen University Calendar 1593-1860.
Did any of your ancestors work at the University of Aberdeen? Discover details of rectors, professors and librarians from one of the oldest universities in Scotland.
- Education and School Records
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire hold a large amount of records relating to schools and education in the North East of Scotland. The map shows the location of schools across the North East. Also see lists of schools by parish or in alphabetical order.
- Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society
Get help with researching your Aberdeenshire ancestors and find information about the society’s regular events.