Welcome to the website of the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society.

Genealogy's growing popularity is, in a large part, due to the efforts of Scotland's network of family history societies. Since its foundation in 1978, the Aberdeen & N.E. Scotland Family History Society has had more than 23,000 members with a core membership that has exceeded 5,000 per annum.

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.

The Society has a research centre in the centre of Aberdeen with a well stocked library and a huge selection of microfilm, microfiche and CD resources.  The library has over 5,500 books on its shelves, plus journals from other societies worldwide, magazines, ancestor charts and maps.  

Regular meetings are held throughout the year, covering many topics of interest to family historians. Meetings are held in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Elgin, Glasgow, London, Ontario and Melbourne.

What does it cost?
Full details of our membership subscription rates are available here.

  • If you want to join the Society, use our secure online joining form.
  • If you have previously been a member, and you wish to re-activate your membership, complete this registration form, and then you can renew your membership.
  • If you are currently a member, and you wish to renew your membership, please login to your membership account.
    If you haven't logged in before, then you must first register with our website to create your account.

 Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS, 164 King St., Aberdeen AB24 5BD, Scotland
Tel: +44 1224 646323
The Society is a charity, registered in Scotland, number SC012478 SCIO
VAT registration number 875 3262 06