Tay Valley Family History Society

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     According to their website, "this society was founded in 1980 with 140 members and aims to promote the study of family 'history and genealogy throughout the Tay Valley...". their early beginnings is most interesting and can be located here.

     Their website is located at http://www.tayvalleyfhs.org.uk.

Research Facilities

     Their research centre is located at 179-181 Princes Street, Dundee, Scotland. Their centre is filled with a wonderful collection of reference materials as well as genealogical and local history records to aid anyone researching their roots in the Tay Valley. There are also computers to access the records that are available online.

     The Tay Valley encompasses the former counties of Dundee, Angus, Fife, Kinross and Perthshire. They are a membership society and research is free to members of the society. The society has very knowledgeable volunteer staff who provide excellent research guidance and assistance to all who come doing family historical research.


     Volunteers have donated countless hours to recording local graveyard inscriptions that are put on CD. In addition they have created census indexes and many other valuable records to aid the genealogical researcher. Their store is available online here.

     Their website has a page set up just for 'Useful Links'. The links have been divided into groups along with some helpful 'General Links' along with many other valuable links to help both the family historian and the genealogist with ancestors in Tay Valley.


     They have a journal publication called Tay Valley Family Historian which has been published 3 times a year since April 1981. There is an interesting write-up about their journal here on their website.


     Their site has a 'news' section which keeps everyone updated as to what is going on in the society and on the website. Their catalog is available for download here in PDF format.


     Membership to this society has benefits which are outlined on their site and are many including an online discussion forum called Tay-Valley-Bridges. The membership benefits are outline here.


     You can subscribe to their RSS Feed to keep up with all that is connected to this society.

Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS)

  • The Tay Valley Family History Society is a member of the SAFHS