Useful Links


Archives (searchable online)

Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Archives 
Searchable index of Aberdeen City & Shire Archives

Aberdeen City Libraries 
Aberdeen City Libraries hold various images, trade directories and other records related to the city. 

Aberdeen University Special Collections 
Searchable archive of the University of Aberdeen including photographs of Aberdeen Harbour 

Australia National Library 
Searchable archive of Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1954

Bosun’s Watch 
Archive and photographs of fishing vessels related to Fleetwood, but also includes Aberdeen built and registered vessels

British Newspaper Archive 
Searchable archive of newspapers from Britain from 1700

Centre for Study of British Slavery 
Searchable archive of Centre for Study of British Slavery 

Historic Environment Scotland 
Searchable index of archaeological and wreck sites in Scotland

Lloyds Foundation 
Online archive of Lloyds Registers, surveys, and other material

Memorial University 
Searchable archive of crew agreements.

National Historic Ships UK 
Database containing information about surviving historic vessels in the United Kingdom

National Records of Scotland 
Genealogical and other historical material related to people living in Scotland 

Slave Voyages 
Online archive of slave ships and other material 

The Ships List 
Passenger Lists, Fleet Lists, ship and rigging descriptions, immigration reports

Database of U-Boats including a list of Allied ships hit by U-Boats WWI & WWII



Liverpool Museums 
Online collection searchable including items related to Aberdeen vessels 

National Museum of Scotland 
Some of the holdings of the National Museums online 

National Maritime Museum 
Home Page for the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Scottish Fisheries Museum 
Museum, boatyard, a significant photographic archive and reference library relating to fishing in Scotland 



Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society 
The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North East corner of Scotland 


Image: Aberdeen Harbour Blockade 1975

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