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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.
Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.
Regional Societies[edit | edit source]
Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society
164 King St.
Aberdeen AB24 5BD UK
Telephone: 01224 646323
Website: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society
Website #2: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society
Website #3: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society
- The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland. This area covers the old counties of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire, and Morayshire. We also hold records for the whole of Scotland and a considerable amount of data on the rest of the U.K. as well as many places around the world where Scots can be found, which I suppose includes the whole world.
The Moray Burial Ground Research Group
Elgin IV30 1HS UK
Website: The Moray Burial Ground Research Group
Website #2: The Moray Burial Ground Research Group
- Our voluntary group was formed in 2003 with the task of surveying every burial ground in Moray, which also includes part of the old county of Banff. This is a monumental task as there are some 140 burial sites, both public and private to be studied!
- The aim of the Society is to promote the study of genealogy and family history in Moray and Nairnshire, as well as the production of publications relating to these counties.
Local Society[edit | edit source]
- The Grantown Society was formed in 1974 with the principal objective to collect and record information about the life and culture of the 18th Century Planned Town and its surroundings as well as promoting and conserving its unique heritage.