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Moray 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Unpublished indexes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): MOR

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Section
Grant Lodge
Cooper Park
IV30 1HS
Tel: 01343 544475
Fax: 01343 549050
Email: 106 307,
[email protected]
Contact: Graeme Wilson, Local Studies Officer

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

This section contains all of the relevant genealogical sources for Moray. The following libraries contain copies of OPR's for their immediate area:
Buckie Library
94 High Street
AB56 1HB
Tel: 01542 832121
Fax: 01542 835237
Open: Monday-Friday: 1000-2000; Saturday: 1000-1200

Forres Library
Forres House
High Street
IV36 0BU
Tel: 01309 672834
Fax: 01309 675084
Open: Monday-Friday: 1000-2000; Saturday: 1000-1200

Keith Library
Union Street
AB55 5DP
Tel: 01542 882225
Fax: 01542 882177
Open: Monday & Wednesday: 1000-1700; Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 1000-2000; Saturday: 1000-1200

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? First 30 minutes free, then �10 per hour

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 N/A

5. Census returns

~'As in enclosed brochure' - note attached: 'phone for brochure'$

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Moray earliest 1844

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Elgin: 1835-1837, 1840-1852, 1854-1867, 1880, 1904-1906, 1959-1960
Forres: 1836-1841, 1843-1851, 1856-1874, 1887-1914
Moray: 1970-1974
Moray District: 1975-1995

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 IGI for English speaking countries

9. Unpublished Indexes

LIBINDX as in brochure. Includes over 200,000 people from Moray. Information comes from a multitude of sources

10. Parish Registers

~'As in enclosed brochure' - note attached: 'phone for brochure'$

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

~'As in enclosed brochure' - note attached: 'phone for brochure'$

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

~'As in enclosed brochure' - note attached: 'phone for brochure'$

14. Guides to Collections

None. Access to the index to the collections is available in Elgin, Forres, Buckie, Keith and Lossiemouth libraries

15. Local Record Offices

Archives Section
The Tolbooth
High Street
Tel: 01309 673617
Fax: 01309 674166

Other information