Fife Family History Society

Established in 1989, the aim of Fife Family History Society is to bring people together who are interested in discovering more about their Fife ancestors. 

Members of the Society come from the local area, other areas of Scotland, the rest of the UK and across the world.

Joining Fife Family History Society means that you are able to meet like-minded people who share the same interest in genealogy and family history, and that you can help each other with your genealogical research.  The Society helps members where they can.

Information about Fife Family History Society


07767 745129 (Unmanned telephone)


Fife FHS


Archives held by Fife Family History Society can be consulted at Cupar Library, 33-35 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS.  

These resources include:

  • Aberdour Parish Poor Register 1845-1855
  • Army Roll of Honour for WWII
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Announcements from Newspapers
  • Burgess Roll of St Andrews 1700-1750
  • Censuses
  • Gazetteers
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Index to Soldiers who died in the Great War
  • International Genealogical Index(IGI)
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Monumental Transcripts
  • Old Parish Registers for all the Counties in the area
  • Post Office Directories for Glasgow
  • Research Directories
  • Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America

For further information about archives held in the Library, please peruse the on-line catalogue.

Library Accessibility

The Library is accessible to disabled visitors.  The staff desk on the ground floor is accessible to disabled visitors through the main door, and an external ramp provides access to the first floor.

A disabled toilet is available on the first floor.

Library Resources

Many resources relating to family history are available in the Library, which include:

  • Census Records
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Old Parish Registers (pre-1855)
  • Photographs
  • Sasines
  • Valuation Rolls

Society Publications

Numerous publications are sold through the Society, which include:

  • Crail Burials 1855-1923
  • Crail Deaths 1794-1854
  • Fife Baptisms from Non-Establishment Church Records
  • Fife Calendar of Convicts, 1790-1880
  • Fife Deaths Abroad 1855-1900
  • Fife Emigrants and their Ships
  • Fife Traders and Shopkeepers 1820-1870
  • Fife Monumental Inscriptions and Burials
  • Kirkcaldy Burials 1767-1854
  • Monumental Notes
  • Rosyth Old Churchyard Lairs 1774-1896

A small collection of their photographs is accessible on their site.


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