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Local Resources

Why use local resources?
Local resources provide a wealth of information and invaluable for those researching local history or their ancestry in Angus and Dundee City.  There are numerous sources of information where you can view resources which you could not find anywhere other than in Angus.

What local resources are available?
Once you have your initial information it is useful to decide what it is you want to know as this will determine where you should visit to find the answer.  For example, is it where your ancestors lived, worked or where they are buried?  What may life have been like for them?

Resources are also held in museums of course, and these can prove both useful and very interesting. You will find a list of museums on our Museums And Visitor Centres page.



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Angus Archives
The Angus Archives are located in a beautiful rural location adjacent to the 12th Century Restenneth Priory near Forfar.

Angus Registrars
The local Registration Offices in Angus and Dundee have computer access to the Birth, Death and Marriage records for the whole of Scotland from 1855.

Arbroath Registrar. Email:
Dundee Registrar. Email:
Forfar Registrar. Email:
Montrose Registrar. Email:

The Tay Valley Family History Society
Dundee Family History Centre
Dundee City Archives
University of Dundee Archives


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