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The official webpage for Angus/Forfar, Scotland

Updated Jan 22, 2002

According to Frances Duncan, current Provost of Angus,
Angus is an area of incredible natural beauty capturing the essence of Scotland.

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Barbara Lavin
Commercial use of any information from these pages is prohibited.

Hi, my name is Barbara Lavin, and I am your county coordinator/hostess. Please bookmark this site, as things could change regularly. Hopefully you'll see new and exciting things. I hope you enjoy your visit, and come again soon.

Useful Angus Information

At one time Angus was called Forfarshire. This was because the county seat is Forfar. However, the county has been renamed. If you are having problems locating your Angus/Forfar ancestor this may be why.

The county's ancient name was Angus, but was renamed Forfarshire to link with Forfar being the county town. More recently, the preference came to be for the ancient name, and it has so remained since. The Victorian censuses you will find labelled Forfarshire, as that was the official name during that period.

Angus is an area of 2,200 square kilometers. Within this area one finds mountains, rugged cliffs, glens, rivers and seaside. Visitors find turreted castles and ancient relics. For people interested in shopping or town life, market and seaside towns are available.

Angus is bordered by:
and across a little stretch of water,

The Angus Archives contains about 800 years of Angus' written heritage. The Angus Archives houses: royal charters, plans, school logs, letters, diaries, etc. Also found therein are records from the Angus Burghs (all seven), the Angus Council and various societies.

Useful Angus address:

If you are interested in what each library has you can either e-mail me or you can call or write to the libraries themselves and they will send out brochures detailing what is in their library

Arbroath Library
Hil Terrace
Arbroath DD111AH
Opening Hours vary
However they open at 9:30a and close between 5-8 depending on the day. If you are going feel free to contact me for the times and days.

Brechin Public Library
St. Ninian's Square
Brechin DD97AA

Amanda Price - Librarian
Tel. (01356) 622687
Hours vary so please call ahead

Dundee City Archives,
Support Services,
21 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY.
Callers use:
One Shore Terrace by appointment.
Iain Flett, Dundee City Archives.

Tel. (01382) 434494
fax. (01382) 434666

Forfar Public Library
50 West High Street
Forfar DD81BA

Ian K. Neil- Librarian
Tel. (01307) 466071
hours vary please call ahead

Kirriemuir Library
Town Hall
28-30 Reform Strret
Kirriemuir DD84BS

John MacRitchie- Librarian
Tel. (01575) 572357
Hours vary so please call ahead

Monifieth Library
Tel. (01382) 533819
hours vary so call ahead

Montrose Library
214 High Street
Montrose DD108HE

Tel. (01674) 671415
Fax. (01674) 671810
send an S.A.E. or I.R.C's as appropraite

to obtain other addresses, please visit Angus Council's Library and Museum's pages

Looking for your seaman?
For those wishing to trace the career of a British merchant seaman, crew or any other Mariner The following information may be useful.
Official Logs of British Merchants
Seaman's Career
Death of a British merchant seaman at sea.
Tracing a seaman in any one of the census years
Tracing the career of a Customs or Excise Officer
20th Century career of a British Merchant Seaman
Researching the career of a British Master Mariner
Master Mariner
First Steam Ship to cross the Atlantic
The White Star Line
Crew lists and related documents
Contributed by Debbie Beavis
To find out more join The Mariner's Mailing list
Need a picture of a ship - type of?

List of contact addresses for various archives, maritime organisations or institutions whose collections include the primary documents required in tracing British Merchant and Royal Navy ships and seamen.
The Public Record Office,
Ruskin Avenue,
Surrey, TW9 4DU

The Family Record Centre,
Myddleton Place,
London EC1 1UW

The National Maritime Museum
Romney Road,
London SE10 9NF

The Guildhall Library
London EC2P 2EJ

The Registry of Shipping and Seamen,
Anchor House,
Cheviot Close,
Cardiff CF4 5JA

Lloyds Register of Shipping
100 Leadenhall Street,

Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John's,

Canada A1C 5S7

Ministry of Defence
Bourne Avenue,

Looking for that Vital Stat

It was not until 1855 that births, deaths and marriages were registered and certified in Scotland. Until then the only recorded details of a marriage would be the entry in the Parish Register. Whilst occasionally this might contain substantial information, more usually it was nothing more than a note of the names of those married together with the date. If you want a copy of this you should be able to find it on Scots Orgins in the Web

Lookup Volunteers:

You are cordially invited to sign up to be an Angus Volunteer. We could not possibly have enough wonderful people who are willing to help others to find Angus ancestors. We would love to have your help.

Willing to help? What do you do?

You may have an old history book with an index and be willing to check to see if someone's ancestor is listed. You might have Tax Lists, Census Records, Courthouse Records, Death Records. Someone needs your information.

Please e-mail me if you are interested
Barbara Lavin

An alternative to lookups...Indices:

Would you be interested in typing an index from any one of the old Angus history books? This would be a once and done, permanent help to all of us doing research

New ANGUS Queries:
We have a new query board - it is now an all encompasing board at I hope you enjoy the new looka nd feel. Barb L.

The instructions are below:
    1...Place ALL SURNAMES (within your query) in CAPS.
    2...Enter your information exactly as you want it to appear.
    3...Please, ANGUS QUERIES ONLY..
    4...Please TURN OFF THE CAPS. It's hard to see the surnames if your whole queryis in caps
    5...No more then 3 surnames per query please. It makes it to hard to follow

Visit our query Board

If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please let me know. Send email to
Barb Lavin

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Barb Lavin
Commercial use of any information from these pages is prohibited.

This page created 27 August 1998 for the ScotlandGenWeb/ UKGenWebProject

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Castle Glamis
Castle provided by Lady Sierra

Angus/Forfar Links

Angus Genealogy Links

Pre-1855 gravestone inscriptions in Angus

Angus & Dundee Tourist Board

Glenday mailing list
hosted by:Susan Chambless

Tay Valley Family History Society

Libraries in Scotland to 1850
Look under Forfar


University of Dundee Archives

Maintained by
Jim Robertson

Angus Homepages

Kerr Family History and Genealogy

Surname: Goodale, Chisholm, Manson

The Young Family Website

Surname: Dalgity, Scott

Thow Clan Family Tree
Surname: Thow, Kippen, Geekie

The Clan Rattray Society

Descendants of James Kay of Monifieth
Surname: Heron, Herron, Kean, Kay, Hunter

Looking 4 Clarks in Forfar Scotland

Stirlings of Angus

The Imrie-Wampach Genealogy Site

Drew's Scottish Genealogy & Ancestor Search

Kimbles of Ohio and Petrie of Angus SCT
maintained by
Karen Hutten

My Robertson Connection
maintained by
Suzanne Robertson

Robinson Family Homepage
maintained by
Cheryl Dorothy Robinson
Forfar/Angus names:
Anderson, Norrie, Tosh

My Angus ancestors
maintained by Doug Butchart
Angus names Butchart, Kinnear, Robertson

Scots Missed
maintained by
Neil Pheasant

The Payne's
maintained by Camille

Pearsons of Angus, Scotland
maintained by
David Pearson

The Home Page of Jim Robertson
maintained by
Jim Robertson

Blairs of Scotland
maintained by
John and Ann Blair

Angus Castles
The Chatelaine's Scottish Castles - Angus

Guthrie Castle
More on the castle

Angus Lookups
Has 2% extract of the 1851 census

Other Angus Links

Biographical Sketches

Robertson's in the 1891 census
district of Kirrimuir, Angus

PicturesHenderson Photo
contributed by Eva Maxwell

Discovering Angus

Our Royality
Glamis Castle
The Castles of Kincardine and Angus

Angus Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centres


Mailing list

All mail
Digest Mode


Genealogy Resources on the Internet
pages maintained by John and Chris Gaunt

Scottish Genealogy - GenUKI

BIGenWeb/Rootsweb Resources

BIGenWeb Page

Search the Archives of RootsWeb mailing lists

Except those withdrawn by the listowner

Surname Helper

Scottish Resources

Genealogy Resources on the Internet - Scotland

Scotland Genealogy Forum

Cyndi's List-- Scotland

Scotland GenWeb

The Scottish Genealogy Society

Gateway to Scotland
the definitive source of information about Scotland on the internet.

Scot Kin

Scottish Genealogy

Scots Orgins
General Register Office for Scotland

Central Scotland Family History Society

Scottish Genealogical Links
genealogical leads and links to a number of Scottish names

The Virtual Museum of Scotland
National Museums of Scotland
National Library of Scotland

The Tartan Pages
are a useful place to search for Scottish sites.

The Clans and Tartans of Scotland
Tartans of Scotland

an independent bimonthly Scottish listings newspaper for art and cultural events.
covers a wide range of places of to find out about Scotland.

House of Scotland

United Kingdom and Ireland

Free Lookups/Britain

The Ulster Foundation

The Tide of Emigration to the United States and to the British Colonies

1845 - 1852 YEARS OF INFAMY

The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland

List of seamen, captain, crew,firemen, pursers, etc

Public Record Office - National Archives

Royal Naval Reserves

UK and Ireland

The UK Street Map Page

both offer online contemporary maps of the UK and the world respectively. As far as the UK goes, UK Streetmap provides more detail.

Irish Emigrants
Wonderful site!!!! Has some lists of ships - BUT it has the entire list of the passengers where they came from and where they landed

International Resources
Feb 14, 2000

Librarians Serving Genealogists:
Genealogy Libraries on the WWW

Catholic Community/Knights of Malta
You can also use this site to search information on the Catholic Church

Historical Map Web Sites
has a great deal of old maps

Internet Genealogy

Surname Guide
Search for your Surname

The LDS puts the 1881 census on line
The Church has announced "a searchable database of the 1881 British Census, listing more than 30 million names, birth dates, addresses and occupations that has been compiled on 25 compact discs." The collection, available for only $33 through the Church, was produced in connection with the Federation of Family History Societies in the United Kingdom. The project took "11 years and more than 2.5 million man hours of volunteer labor" to complete.

The Mariner's Mailing list

Index of Ships World Wide 1851-1900

Across referencer for towns and states

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

You can locate anything pretty much here

Library Sources
It is identified as:
WWW Interface to Manuscript files in RLIN/Eureka:
The Library of Congress has made available this web site of approximately 400,000 records from archival collections in libraries, museums, state archives and historical societies throughout North America.

Accessing Telephone Records
International People finder
International Phone Book

International Internet Genealogical Society

Genealogy Resources on the Internet
Has Adoption and other great information

WorldGenWeb Project

Misc. Resources
Feb 14,2000

Genealogical Web Site Watchdog

Closson Press
The place to go for genealogy books

Newspaper Research
Helpful hints on how to do newspaper online research

Time Capsule

Census Microfilm Expeditors
You can now purchase your census

ALL Genealogy Mail lists

CD look ups on the internet
World Family Tree
CD list
CD list
Want to have your family tree on the web but don't know HTML or how to get a page. is one of the many places you could start. You could also research your family tree here as well

A Surname link

Higgins Book Company
Specializing in Genealogy and History

This site provides the online genealogist with three databases to assist them with their research online

Browse Categories - Family Search
Has land records

Librarian's Index to the Internet

Old maps
lists old maps, prints and articles of interest to genealogists and historians, pertaining to the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania. There is a cost

Zip find
find that elusive zip code

Census Links

Lost Classmates

Surname Search

Locality Search

KJ's Genealogy Links

The Gold Bug
have a large selection of reproductions of early maps of the U.S., Europe and the world, going back to the 16th century.

Lutherans On line
A Genealogy Exchange Message Board

Foreign Names
This site will allow you to cross-reference Czechoslovakian, German, Hungarian, Polish or Slovakian given first names to their English equivalent

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