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Research & Useful Links

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Archive & Heritage Centres

Moray Local Heritage Centre
Elgin Libray, Cooper Park, ELGIN
Tel: 01343 562639
OPR, Census, Newspapers, MIs, Ref Library, Maps, Plans

Highland Archive and Registration Centre
Bucht Road, Bucht Park, INVERNESS
Tel: 01463 256444
Records of former County Councils & Burghs of Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty, Inverness-shire and Nairn

Fochabers Heritage Centre
Pringle Church, High Street, FOCHABERS
Tel: 01343 821204

Rothes Heritage Centre
The Cottage, High Street, ROTHES



Elgin Library
Cooper Park, ELGIN
Tel: 01343 562600

Forres Library
Forres House, High Street, FORRES
Tel: 01309 672834

Lossiemouth Library
Tel: 01343 813334

Nairn Library
High Street, NAIRN
Tel: 01667 458506



Elgin Museum
The Moray Society, 1 High Street, ELGIN
Tel: 01343 543675

Elgin Motor Museum
Bridge Street, Bishopmill, ELGIN
Tel: 01343 544933

Falconer Museum
Tolbooth Street, FORRES
Tel: 01309 696261

Lossiemouth Fisheries & Community Museum
Pitgaveny Street, LOSSIEMOUTH
Tel: 01343 813772

Nairn Museum
Viewfield House, Viewfield Road, NAIRN
Tel: 01667 456791


Other Archives

Brodie Castle Archives
Brodie Castle, FORRES
Tel: 01309 641371

Innes House
Urquhart, ELGIN
Tel: 01343 842410

NHS Grampian Archives
Special Collections Centre, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Beford Road, ABERDEEN
Tel: 01224 555562
Historic records of almost 100 Grampian hospitals and health organisations


Useful Links

The National Library of Scotland’s maps website can be used to locate where our ancestors stayed, and can be used to show the parish boundaries for the counties of Moray & Nairn.

The Scottish Association of Family History Societies promotes and encourages the study of Scottish family history, and provides a forum for the exchange of information among members.

Moray Burial Ground Research Group was formed in 2003 with the task of surveying every burial ground in Moray, which also includes part of the old county of Banff

Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland.

Highland FHS promotes the study of genealogy, family history and related subjects in the Highlands of Scotland.

Explore the rich and varied heritage of Moray, from the fisher towns on the coast to the medieval abbeys and royal burghs inland at Moray Connections

Highland Archive and Registration Centre now have available the Scotlandspeople service which people usually have to go to the Scotlandspeople Centre in Edinburgh to access.

Clan Davidson Association are a friendly clan association with a membership spread around the world with a wide interest in all aspects of the 'Davidson' name

In 1993, Cawdor Heritage Group was set up, with the aim of researching the history and folk-lore of Cawdor and the other parishes in Nairnshire.

The Scottosh GENES blog (GEnealogy News and EventS), top stories concerning British Isles ancestral research from Irish born Scottish based professional family historian, author and tutor Chris Paton.

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