Closure of Local & Family History

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All our venues and facilities are now closed until further notice.

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Our Local and Family History service records, researches and showcases the history of Angus and its people. Our team are passionate about preserving the history of the county and are here to help people who wish to find out more about their family's past, local history or would like to undertake further research on this fascinating county. With extensive archives and photographic collections there is plenty of Angus history to explore.

Discover Angus Archives

Located in a beautiful rural setting, Angus Archives is a treasure trove of 800 years of the history of Angus and its people. Our collections cover Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Montrose, Monifieth and rural areas across Angus.

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Family History

Angus Archives is a great place to start or build on your family history. We have rich and varied sources to help the family historian. Our team have a wealth of experience to help you make the most of our unique documents, photographs and indexes.

Family History


Local History

To give you a flavour of the type of resources available in Angus Archives, we have a vast index covering each major town. This highlights the resources spanning a variety of time periods and provides guidance on which resource would be most useful to you. We also offer a series of articles on the general history of various towns and villages.

Local History



We specialise in researching all aspects of Angus local and family history. We can trace your family tree, locate ancestors or research the history of a house, school or business.

Research Services

Photographic Collection

We have a vast and fascinating photographic collection documenting the built and social history of Angus over more than a hundred years. All our photographs are available for purchase or can be licenced for reproduction or publication.

Photographic Collection