Local History

Angus Archives holds a large photographic collection spanning many years and the whole county of Angus. This collection will give you a unique insight into what local life was like in Angus years ago. Our archives building also holds a limited reference collection of local history books.

Each ANGUSalive Library holds a large comprehensive collections of books, newspapers and resources on their own area and can be contacted directly.

Forfar Library also holds the J C Ewing Collection of Scottish history books and journals.

  • Private records
  • Trades records for weavers, shoemakers, tailors etc
  • Burgh records
  • Angus County Council
  • School log books
  • Poor relief registers
  • An Angus wide collection of photographs
  • Indexes to Buildings and People in the photographic collections
  • Unique indexes to varied sources, both archival and printed
  • Valuation rolls for the county of Forfarshire/Angus
  • Brechin Cathedral and Arbroath Abbey burials
  • Sasine indexes
  • Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae - Church of Scotland minister biographies
  • Large collection of local history books
  • Kirk Session records for Montrose, Glamis and Kirriemuir and detailed extracts for Aberlemno, Arbirlot, Carmyllie, and Forfar
  • Large collection of Angus family histories

For further information on specific records please contact us and we will be happy to help.