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Scottish Registered Charity SC039533

Established 2008

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Three New Publications

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16 Jul 2014 New Publications

The Family History Society of Buchan is pleased to announce that the Society has produced three new publications, all to coincide with this year’s Scottish Week celebrations. Two are on CD-Rom format and one is a 100-page book.

Balmoor Cemetry, Peterhead. Memorial Inscriptions. This CD-Rom contains the photograph and full transcript of every gravestone in this large Peterhead Cemetery. (click here to purchase online)

Cruden Old Church, Memorial Inscriptions. This CD also contains the photograph and transcript of every gravestone in the Cruden Old Churchyard, near Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire. (click here to purchase online)

Peterhead Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918. A 100 page book containing all the known details of every Peterhead soldier, sailor, airman and civilian who fell in the Great War. Not only their military details but often their family details, occupation and place of rest are included. (Click here to purchase online)


These and all our current publications will be available to purchase online, in our Family History Centre and also during our Scottish Week events. These being; the Family History Fair at the Apex Church Hall, Backgate, Peterhead on the 19th July and at our “Glimpse into the Past Exhibition” at Arbuthnot House, Peterhead 21-25 July 2014





Our third CD ROM containing all the Memorial Inscriptions from Cruden Old Church.

This CD ROM has all the transcriptions and photographs of the gravestones located in this important churchyard and it’s two extensions. Fully Indexed.

Click here to purchase the CD-ROM. Members Offers available in the Members Area.




The FHSB will be attending the following events:

Homecoming 2014

(Haddo House 8th - 10th Aug 14). The major event for the Homecoming celebrations in the North East of Scotland. There will be speaker, stalls and an exciting programme of events.

Click here for more details

Rural Life Heritage Fair

( Aden Park, 26-28 Sep 14)The FHSB will be having a stall at this popular local event.




Peterhead Family History and Heritage Fair.

(Apex Church Hall, Peterhead 19 Jul 2014) Stalls, Photographs, Refreshments etc. This event will be opened by Stewart Stephenson MSP.

A Glimpse into the Past Photographic Exhibition

(Arbuthnot House, Peterhead 21 - 25 Jul 14) Our annual exhibition of newly discovered local photographs. Free Entry.



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Calling All Keiths - Is your surname KEITH or are married to a KEITH then have your details added to the Clan Keith database.

The Clan Keith of the USA has granted the FHSB permission to enter the details of any Scottish or British KEITHs into this world wide database. Please email your details to keiths”at” (Replace “at” with the normal @ symbol)



The FHSB are pleased to announce that a major funding grant from Foundation Scotland. This grant has completed our appeal for a modern library reader.

The new reader has now been purchased and is installed in our Family History Centre in Peterhead.

Sincere thanks goes to all the donations received that allowed us to purchase this fantastic piece of equipment.




Did your ancestor live in Peterhead and made the ultimate sacrifice for his country in the Great War?

Please contact the Society with any details that could be included in a members upcoming book. Photographs are particularly welcome.

Email chair”at” (replace “at” with the normal @ symbol)

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The FHSB preserves local genealogical records and makes them available to family Historians via CD’s, Books and Photographs - See our secure on-line shop for details

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