The Aberdeen and North East Scotland Ancestral Tourism Partnership, an affiliation of regional archives, registrars, family history societies and other organisations, have joined forces to create a web portal for all the area’s family history resources.
The portal contains materials on, and links to: starting your family history search; sources of information; planning a visit; stories of North East family history; official records including births, marriages and deaths; lists of related organisations such as museums, libraries, local studies centres, archives and Family History Societies, and family history events.
Users can also download a printed guide - Routes to your North East Roots: A guide to researching family history in Aberdeen City and Shire.
Creation of the portal has been supplemented by a programme of networking events for local tourism businesses.
Phil Astley, City Archivist, Aberdeen City Council says:
“Working in partnership across local authority boundaries has led to a much more joined-up approach to ancestral tourism.
"Not only have we created a ‘one stop shop’ for family history researchers, we’ve also provided a valuable marketing resource for local tourism businesses and made it easier for potential ancestral tourists to plan a visit to the area”.
For more information visit www.northeastscotlandroots.com
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