Research Service

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Angus Archives has a proven track record in providing an historical research service to clients. We specialise in researching all aspects of Angus local history and family history. We can trace an entire family tree, locate one individual ancestor or research the history of a house, school or business. We will tackle any aspect of Angus heritage. We conduct searches within Angus Archives' own collection of 800 years of manuscript resources. These include the records of all the Angus burghs of Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Montrose and Monifieth plus Angus County Council, private records, business records, records of societies, schools, poor relief, militia and architectural records. We also provide information from Angus libraries extensive local history collections of newspapers, books, articles, directories, and a photographic collection of over 100,000 images. We will search and provide information from the statutory records of post 1855 births, deaths and marriages, the census, International Genealogical Index and the Old Parish Registers. Subject lists of resources for local topics can be compiled.

Research can be commissioned in blocks of 1 hour of staff research time at a cost of £23 per hour, and any resource fees incurred, e.g. paid-for access to research websites.

Please complete the research request form (70 KB PDF) and return it by email to

Please supply the following details:

You will receive a quote for the cost once our researchers have assessed your request and before you commit to the paid search itself. Our preferred payment method is online by credit/debit card; we will also accept payment by cheque.

We will respond to your request within 20 working days of receipt of payment.


Please address all enquiries concerning the commissioning of genealogy research to:

Angus Archives
Hunter Library
Restenneth Priory
By Forfar

Telephone: 01307 468644


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