Family History In Angus - A Great Place To Start!

Photo of William Coull Anderson 1892

Angus Archives is a great place to start and build on your family history. It is a treasure chest of rich and varied sources to help the family historian. The Angus Archives team have a wealth of experience to help you make the most of our unique documents, photographs and indexes. There is no charge to use Angus Archives when you visit in person. It is free. Standard charges apply for photocopies, photographic images and the research service.

For those unable to visit in person, Angus Archives offers an established research service.

To find out where we are, what to bring and what we have visit our home page.

Full details of our holdings can be found on our resources pages.

In brief, Angus Archives holds:

Sources to get you started:

If you need advice on how to get started and what information to gather first, Scotland’s People has an excellent starter page.

During your early researches you will inevitably need to visit the Registrar in one of their 3 Angus offices in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose, or use Both are fee paying services.

Arbroath Registrar
69 High Street, DD11 1AN
Telephone: 01241 873752

Forfar Registrar
9 West High Street, DD8 1BD
Telephone: 01307 464973

Montrose Registrar
51 John Street, DD10 8LZ
Telephone: 01674 672351

Angus Archives sources to take your family story further:

Photo of Jeannie 1895

Full details of our holdings can be found on our resources pages.

Angus libraries also hold resources that are of use to the family historian including local newspapers held on microfilm. Forfar and Arbroath newspapers are indexed up to 1985. is full of useful information and sources covering the wider Angus and Dundee area, formerly Forfarshire.

For further details or questions concerning your research contact us at

Phot of Craige Family

Photo of Craigie Family

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