- 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. This includes records on microfiche and microfilm, discount vouchers for ScotlandsPeople, online access to Ancestry Library Edition and other resources including books, maps and newspapers.
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
Extensive but not comprehensive collection (6” and 25” to the mile) of Ordnance Survey and other maps from the late 19th century onwards . Also a complete set of 1st (c. 1870s) and 2nd (c. 1902) edition Ordnance Survey maps (6” to the mile) can be accessed using a CD-Rom facility only available in the Local Studies Department at Oldmeldrum.
Local Studies Department
Meldrum Meg Way
The Meadows Industrial Estate
Online Enquiry Form
Tel: 01651 871219
Fax: 01651 872142