- Main collections
- Family history resources
- Local Newspapers
- Special Collections
- Contact details
Local Studies Department is based at Aberdeenshire Libraries Headquarters in Oldmeldrum and is open to the public, by appointment, during the following times.
For enquiries, which are undertaken by Local Studies Department staff, the first half-hour of research will be carried out without a charge for staff time. Thereafter an hourly charge will be incurred.
There will also be a charge for any materials photocopied (subject to copyright regulations)and postage if required.
Books on local subjects and by local authors:
A variety of resources to help with family history searches are available from our libraries.
Aberdeenshire Libraries has an archive of all local newspapers currently published, both bound and microfilmed and an extensive historical archive of local newspapers. Where possible the archives of the newspaper are made available on microfilm at the nearest relevant library
- Ordnance Survey (6” and 25” to the mile)
- Maps from late 19th century onwards
- Ordnance Survey 1st edition (c 1870s) and 2nd edition (c1902) on CD-Rom
- Maps are also available to view online from the National Library of Scotland
- George MacDonald Collection
- Strichen Estate Collection