Aberdeenshire Family History

Archives

Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials

Criminal Records

Electoral Registers

  • 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.

Forums

  • 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.

Historical Directories

View street directories which might help you find your ancestor’s address and occupation in a particular year.

Local History

Maps

  • Old Aberdeen Maps
    A few old maps of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, mostly from the 1800s.

Military Records

  • 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.

Occupations

  • 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

School Records

  • 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.

Societies