Buchan Family History Society

Buchan Family History Society was established in 2008 to promote and encourage family history and genealogy in the historic area of Buchan.  If you have ancestors in the Buchan area they are always willing to help you with your family history research.  

Contact Information for Buchan Family History Society

Address:

Family History Society of Buchan
77 Broad Street
Peterhead
Aberdeenshire
Scotland
AB42 1JL

Telephone number:

01779 239652

Email:

Please use the Contact Form on the Society's website.

Parishes covered by the Society include:

Aberdour

Auchterless

Crimond

Cruden

Ellon

Forgue

Fraserburgh

Fyvie

Gamrie

King Edward

Logie Buchan

Longside

Lonmay

Methlick

Monquitter

New Deer

Old Deer

Peterhead

Pitsligo

Rathen

St Fergus

Slains

Strichen

Turriff

Tyrie

The Society also holds some microfilm records for Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Morayshire.  These include pre-1855 Old Parish Records of baptisms, marriages and burials.


Society Publications

Many publications can be purchased from the association, including:

  • Aberdeenshire Map 1807
  • Family Record Book
  • Local Heritage Books
  • Map of Buchan Area of Aberdeenshire 1826
  • Map of part of Banffshire 1826
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • North East Roots: A Guide for People researching their Genealogy
  • Peterhead Parish Census 1801
  • Peterhead Roll of Honour 1914-1918
  • Peterhead Shipmasters
  • Peterhead Street Names
  • Peterhead Trades Box 1729-1792

Research Service

If you hit a brick wall with your family history research, or cannot visit the area, on payment of a fee, the Society is willing to undertake research.  For more information about this service, please use the contact form on the Society's website to contact them and discuss your needs.



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