Monifieth’s History - Resources For Researchers

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There are many resources available for the study of Monifieth's past. Some are held in Monifieth Library while many others are housed in Angus Archives at Restenneth Priory. In addition there are many sources available in the National Archives of Scotland. Monifieth Kirk Session records are held by Dundee City Archive.

Genealogy sources

Monifieth Library holds a good range of genealogical sources such as Old Parish Registers and the census (1841-1901) on microfilm plus the International Genealogical Index on microfiche. Angus Archives holds most of these also.

Post 1855 birth, marriage and death certificates are available at for a fee.

Pre-1855 birth and marriage registers are available at (fee paying) or at (free)

All Angus burials records are available at

The Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions of Angus are available in Monifieth Library and Angus Archives.

Books held in Monifieth's Library's local history collection can by searching the online catalogue.


Monifieth only holds newspapers from 1992 to date. Carnoustie Library holds the Guide and Gazette which contains information about Monifieth.

Valuation Rolls

Monifieth holds Valuation Rolls for 1894 onwards.

1904/1905 - 1906/1907
1909/0910 - 1918/1919
1930/1931 - 1940/1941
1964/1965 - 1968/1969

Angus Archives also holds a collection of Valuation rolls for the county and burghs.


Monifieth Library holds a small collection of maps, mainly 20th century Ordnance Survey maps.


Monifieth Library holds some early Monifieth Almanac's for 1884-1916, with a number of gaps, and Dundee Directories (incorporating Monifieth) for 1929-1950, with gaps.

Contact Monifieth Library

Hazel Cook, Librarian
Monifieth Library
High Street
Tel: 01382 533819

Archival sources held within Angus Archives at the Hunter Library, Restenneth Priory

Milton Of Monifieth

Angus Archives holds an Angus wide collection of genealogy resources including the census 1841-1901 on microfilm, OPR's, the IGI, Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions etc. In addition, Angus Archives holds unique resources.

Monifieth Town Council records

Monifieth Town council records include minute books, 1895 - 1975; Police Commissioners minute books, 1895 - 1900; Dean of Guild papers, 1899 - 1975; Registers, 1905 - 1975; Principal stamped Bye-laws and Regulations, 1902 - 1966; Standing orders, 1914; Files and correspondence, 1895 - 1964; Miscellaneous, 1912 - 1973; Parish Cemetery, 1869 - 1938; Abstract of Accounts.

A full catalogue (89 KB PDF)Opens in a new window is available.

Angus County Council records

This record series includes education and poor relief records for Monifieth.



Monifieth Public School records: log books, 1874-1985; admission registers, 1885-1985; daily attendance registers, 1978-1985; miscellaneous, 1882-1985.

NB// School records are kept in the store and MUST be ordered in advance. They are also subject to the Data Protection Act.

Monifieth Photograph Collection

Angus Archives holds a growing collection of images of Monifieth people, places and events from the late 19th century to more recently. Photographic images include street views, industry, Provosts, historic buildings, and local characters. Images of Monifieth people included in local history publications are also accessible through the Image Index.

A gallery of Monifieth images (5 MB PDF)Opens in a new window can be seen online.

New additions to the photographic collection, originals or copies, are always welcome.

Reproductions of copyright free photographs are available.

Angus Archives miscellaneous collection (MS)

There are a small number of Monifieth items in the Miscellaneous collection. These include:

MS 521 Monifieth Town Council election campaign leaflets in verse c. 1900
MS 601 Monifieth Scout Troop minute book, 1950-1962
MS 686 Papers concerning the sale of Laws estate, near Monifieth, c. 1849

Further additions to this collection are welcome.

Monifieth Research Files

Angus Archives maintains a growing collection of files on many aspects of Monifieth including industry, commerce, personalities, historic buildings, recreation and many other topics. They are an excellent place to commence research.

Contact Angus Archives at:

Angus Archives
Hunter Library
Restenneth Priory
By Forfar
01307 468644

Please contact the Angus Archives team who will be happy to answer any queries relating to Arbroath sources.

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