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Angus (Forfarshire)

Early images of Ferrydene and East High Street, Forfar.

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  • ANGUS Surnames List
  • Arlene's Lists - online surname databases mainly for Monikie.
  • MONIKIE - family history of the Monikie area.


  • Angus Council
  • Dundee City Council


  • BROUGHTY FERRY - history of the Broughty Ferry RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution).
  • DUNDEE - The Lamb Collection of historical information for Old Dundee.
  • Unlock the Boxes! A glimpse of 18th Century life in Angus, Scotland and the exploits of young Scots seeking their fortunes in the British empire through the Military and Trade between 1740 and 1802 in the archives of the HUNTERs of Burnside and Dod - an established landowning family with a history of Jacobite support.
  • Arbroath and Forfar Railway - history of a local railway company.
  • Dundee and Arbroath Railway - history of a local railway company.
  • Tay Bridge Disaster - history of the Tay Bridge disaster of 28th December 1879.
  • Tay Bridge Disaster - list of victims. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • Jute production in Dundee - The Verdant Works Museum.
  • Dundee's jute industry - and industrial social change. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • Visit Angus - history, culture and genealogy pages.



  • University of Dundee Archives
  • Angus Archives - Angus council records for the seven burghs of Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Montrose and Monifieth.
  • The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum
  • Angus Council archives - Burgh records, Angus County Council records, Manuscript collection, Transcripts, Indexes, Research files, Photographs and Local History collection
  • Friends Of Dundee City Archives
  • Dundee City Archive & Record Centre - includes Official Records, Church, Customs and Sheriff Court records retransmitted from the National Archives of Scotland, Family, Estate, Business, Trade Union and Other Private Records.


  • ARBIRLOT - 1841 parish census, a few dozen selected entries.
  • BARRY - parish burials 1772.
  • BARRY - burial records 1746 - 1812.
  • BARRY - burial records from the Barry Parish Register 1746 - 1812.
  • BARRY - parish burials 1786 to 1812. Work still in progress, completed to 1800 at present.
  • DUNDEE - Logie Cemetery inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DUNDEE - Roodyards Cemetery inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DUNDEE - St. Andrews Cemetery inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DUNDEE - St. Peters Cemetery inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • DUNDEE - deaths recorded from 1st April 1990 to 19th March 1993.
  • DUNDEE - 1851 census (partial extraction).
  • DUNDEE - St Peter Parish burials 1837-1856.
  • DUNNICHEN - parish burials 1856-1876.
  • FORFAR - 1857 birth records.
  • KINNETTLES - record of churchyard interments and memorial stone inscriptions.
  • MONIKIE - Monikie.org.uk over 200 pages of online genealogy data.
  • ST VIGEANS - 1851 census (partial extraction).

    Early pictures of Montrose Beach (1905) and Arbroath Harbour


  • Tay Valley Family History Society


  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.
  • Town Plan of Arbroath - Surveyed 1858
  • Town Plan of Brechin - surveyed 1862
  • Town Plan of Dundee - surveyed 1857-8
  • Town Plan of Dundee - surveyed 1871-2
  • Town Plan of Forfar - surveyed 1860-1
  • Town Plan of Kirriemuir - surveyed 1861
  • Town Plan of Montrose - surveyed 1861-2


  • Muster Rolls - South African War, 1899-1900; nearly 1000 names of the officers and soldiers of the first formed corps from Angus for the Boer War.
  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in Tayside
  • Angus Roll of Honour
  • 3rd (Dundee) Highland Volunteer Battalion - the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Active Service Section.
  • DUNDEE - Dundee Spanish Civil War Memorial.


  • DUNDEE - immigrant ships transcribers Guild - 1831 & 1881.
  • Genuki's pages for Angus
  • TAMH: Tayside - A Maritime History - records of over 4000 mariners and voyages, History section with appx. 400 articles and images of history of Dundee, Montrose and Arbroath.
  • Family History Library Catalogue From the FamilySearch web site, showing links to other sites.
  • Ships in port - ships in port in Forfar, including Kincardine during the 1881 census.

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