Family History Research at The Salmon Bothy

It is estimated that globally there are between 25 and 100 million people who make up the Scottish Diaspora. The developing interest in discovering your roots is being met by a growing range of resources and facilities and we are proud to have created a further such resource at the Salmon Bothy.

Our team of Bothy volunteers has been given training in helping visitors to explore their roots and the facility includes PCs, where online investigation can be carried out. Additionally, the museum will house a steadily increasing library of information and photographs about the history of the area, providing that all important extra dimension by which our visitors can discover what life was actually like for their antecedents.

If you would like assistance in your family search, Qualified Genealogist, Alison Smith is available by appointment. Get in touch with her here.

Catalogue of Ancestor Charts

As we build up our resources library, the focus will be on collecting material with specific relevance to the local area, i.e. Portsoy and the parish of Fordyce.

One of the tools we intend to create for genealogical research will be a catalogue of ancestor charts. Anyone with an ancestral link to Portsoy is invited to complete a family tree, so that other researchers sharing the same ancestors can make contact and exchange information of mutual interest

Online Directory of Local Resources

If you’re looking for guidance on researching your ancestry in other areas of North-East Scotland, an excellent starting point would be the Online Directory of Local Resources compiled by Aberdeen & North East Scotland Ancestral Tourism Partnership.

Follow Our Blog

Findings we make as part of our research are regularly posted on our dedicated blog page, this may prove a useful resource if you are trying to trace your family history with connections to the local area.  Visit the Salmon Bothy blog page