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Local Studies Publications and Leaflets
Avery Pictorial Guide to Aberdeen 1909
Music Hall 150 years:
Celebrating 150 years of Aberdeen's famous concert hall by
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Family History Leaflets (PDFs)
Family History Resources (PDF1.6MB) Family History Research in Aberdeen Central Library
Getting started with Family History (0.5MB) A guide to getting started with your Scottish Family History. Originally produced for Scottish Local History Week 2009 and Homecoming Scotland 2009.
Record of Ancestors & Continuation Sheets (Supplement to above)
Scotland's People Leaflet Guide to using the official source of geneological data in Scotland.
Ancestry Leaflet Guide to using the Ancestry.com service available on PCs in the Central Library Information Centre and Media Centre.
Local Studies Leaflets (PDFs)
Local Studies Service A guide to the resources available in Local Studies.
Electoral Registers A guide to the rules governing provision of information and copying.
Locall Studies External Sources List of external sources for Local History Enquiries.
Tracing Living People Guidance on tracing living people.
Newspaper Resources on Microfilm (PDF 2MB) List of newspapers available on microfilm in Local Studies.
Leaflets Produced for Scottish Local History Weeks & other Displays (PDFs)
Aberdeen Burial Records Accompanied Scottish Local History Week 2004
Aberdeen's Graveyards Companion to Aberdeen Burial Records
Aberdeen's Bridges (PDF 2.6MB) Published for Scottish Local History Week 2005
Chronology of Health Improvements Published to accompany Scottish Local History Week 2006
Bibliography of Housing, Health and the Poor Also accompanied Scottish Local History Week 2006
End of the Line for Aberdeen's Trams (PDF 5MB) Accompanied a joint exhibition in 2008 by Local Studies and Aberdeen Transport Society on the 50th. Anniversary of the end of Aberdeen's trams.
Dancing by the Sea Published in 2009 to accompany the exhibition celebrating 80 years of the Beach Ballroom
These leaflet files are all in PDF (Portable Document Format) and require a programme such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them. File sizes larger than 1MB have been noted: they may take a little time to fully open.
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