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Angus 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Unpublished indexes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): ANS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

A full list of library addresses is available here.

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? No
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

1841 to 1891, on microfilm: Arbroath: Brechin: Carnoustie: Forfar: Kirriemuir: Montrose

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Held at Forfar library: Oliver & Boyd Edinburgh almanac: Angus supplement, 1830 to 1894

6(b) City and Town Directories

Held at Arbroath library: Arbroath year book, 1889 to 1956 (incomplete)
Held at Brechin library: Brechin almanac, 1878 to 1941 (incomplete)
Held at Forfar library: Forfar directory and yearbook, 1885 to 1939 (incomplete)
Held at Montrose library: Montrose yearbook, 1878 to 1975

6(c) Telephone Directories

1990s only

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Held at Arbroath library: Arbroath town council register of voters, 1833; 1897 to 1967 (incomplete)
Held at Angus Archives: Angus electoral rolls, late 20th century only.

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Scotland, 1988 (on microfiche), held at: Arbroath: Brechin: Carnoustie: Forfar: Kirriemuir: Montrose: Angus Archives

9. Unpublished Indexes

Held at Angus Archives: Montrose Burgh papers, 1370 to 1975: Forfar weavers, 1685 to 1878 (also at Forfar library): Dean of guild plans for Carnestie and Montrose: Forfar shoemakers, 1649 to 1898: Montrose hammermen, 1725 to 1762: Arbroath, Brechin, Montrose burgesses: Brechin and Montrose gravestones, plus many more. Full list available on receipt of SAE.

10. Parish Registers

Angus parish registers, on microfilm, held at: Arbroath: Brechin: Carnoustie: Forfar: Kirriemuir: Montrose

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Tay Valley Historian, held at Montrose and Forfar: Scottish Local History, held at Angus Archives

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Send SAE to Angus Archives for full listings.

13. Other material

Files of articles, family history research and ephemera: Local history material held at each library: Angus Archives hold material on buildings, witchcraft, burgh history etc. education, poor relief, county records, personal papers, etc.

14. Guides to Collections

Guide to resources in each town available from Angus Archives on receipt of an SAE.

15. Local Record Offices

Angus Archives
Montrose Library
214 High Street
DD10 8HE
Tel: 01674 671415

Other information

All postal enquiries require an SAE.
Cheques should be made payable to Angus Council Cultural Services.
Charges are made for photocopyng. Professional genealogical service available through the William Coull Library of Genealogy based at Angus Archives.
Pedigree database of hundreds of family trees.