King Street PremisesOur Research Centre, opened in 1987 and the first of its kind in the country, is available for members use. The centre is also open to members of other Scottish Family History Societies. The Research Centre is the hub of the Society's activities, staffed by volunteer members who are delighted to assist you trace your family tree and tell you how to go about it.

Facilities include free WiFi, a large library, microfilm and microfiche of the IGI (the whole world), OPR's and census records for a wide area. wifi

Research assistance into N.E. Scotland ancestry can be carried out for out-of-area members by Society volunteers, at a nominal charge plus expenses (such as Registrar's fees, postage, photocopies etc.). See our current scale of charges for details.  For a research request (members only), please complete our research form.

In addition to our own series of publications, a comprehensive range of publications is stocked, including those of other Scottish Societies and the Federation of Family History Societies. 

Our Research Centre is at 158-164 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5BD  (Map)

In the Research Centre we are still taking sensible Covid precautions, but we have relaxed previous restrictions in line with latest government advice, and we are pleased to welcome any members and other visitors during our normal opening hours, with no pre-booking required.
Telephone: +44 1224 646323

The opening hours are:

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - by appointment only (phone in advance to make a booking)

Please note that the centre is closed on Aberdeen local holidays.

Christmas closure (2023-24):

Close at 4:00pm Fri 22nd Dec. 2023, reopen 10:00am Monday, 8th  Jan. 2024

The local holidays for 2024 are:

22nd April, 6th May, 8th July and 23rd September

The local holidays for 2025 are:

21st April, 5th May, 14th July and 22nd September