Useful links




Angus Archives

Angus Council's Burial Records are now available at

Dundee University Archives

Forfar Library

Kirriemuir Library

Perth & Kinross Archives


National: (for online access to Scottish statutory registers of births, marriages and deaths from 1855 onwards, Census records, 1841-1911; pre-1855 Old Parish Registers of births, marriages and deaths, indexes to wills and testaments. Indexes can be searched free of charge and original records can be viewed and downloaded for a minimal charge.)

National Register of Archives for Scotland web site, which records papers held privately in Scotland, at


Gazetteer of Scotland or for genealogical details of the peerage                                                                    

National Galleries Scotland

Scottish National Portrait Gallery



The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham

Durham County Record Office

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS)

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)

The Royal Archives, Windsor



Newspapers can be extremely helpful in family and local history research as they can contain details of buildings, events and individuals, including obituaries, retirement notices, lists of school prizes, etc. The British Newspaper Library at Colindale, north London (part of the British Library) holds enormous collections of British and Irish newspapers, magazines and similar material, including some foreign titles, and its web site allows a search of its holdings by place-name, title of newspaper, etc. See 

For microfilm holdings of local newspapers from the 19th century onwards contact:

Forfar Library

Kirriemuir Library