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Aberdeen City Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): ABD

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Department
Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1GW
Tel: 01224 652512
Fax: 01224 624118

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes.

Fee-based? No, but the service is limited. Extensive research is not available.

Provided by local Record Office? Contact the local record office for details.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations None

5. Census returns

Held in Central Library: 1841 to 1891 returns for: Aberdeen: Aberdeenshire: Banffshire: Kincardinshire

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories


6(b) City and Town Directories

Aberdeen city, 1824 to 1982: Post Office directory, with details on shipping, churches, schools, and trade and street directory.

6(c) Telephone Directories

Local area, 1935 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Aberdeen city, up to 1909: Aberdeen county, up to 1920

7(b) Poll Books

List of pollable persons for Aberdeen county, 1696

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Scotland, 1992, on microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

In Central Library (on microfilm): Aberdeen: Aberdeenshire: Banffshire: Kincardinshire

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

No family history periodicals held

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Photographs: collection of over 15000 photographs of the area, mostly 19th century
Maps: collection of 19th century Ordnance Survey maps of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardinshire
Transcriptions of monumental inscriptions from local churchyards

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Aberdeen City Archives
Town House
Tel: 01224 522513

Other information