Kirriemuir Library - Genealogy Resources
Kirriemuir Library holds a collection of books and ephemera highlighting all aspects of Kirriemuir past and present. Many other areas of Angus are also represented. There is a microfilm viewer, microfiche reader and a photocopier for public use.
Old Parish Registers (OPR’s)
Each library holds the OPR’s for its immediate area.
An Angus wide collection of OPR microfilms can be found in Angus Archives.
Each library holds the census for its immediate area.
An Angus wide collection of census on microfilm can be found in Angus Archives.
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
The IGI for Scotland is available in all full time libraries.
|Kirriemuir Free Press||1915 - 1975
1885, 1901-1975 (Except 1903,07, 09, 21, 38)
|Volumes 1943-47, 1949, 1956, 1913 - 1975 (Except 1914, 21, 38, 43, 47, 49,56)||Require to be rebound|
|Kirriemuir Herald||1957 - Now
Unbound, in store, boxed
|Kirriemuir Observer & Braes of Angus Reporter||March 1874 - July 1874||Microfilm* Indexed|
|Kirriemuir Observer & General Advertiser||1918 - 1949||Microfilm* Indexed|
|Kirriemuir Observer & Local Advertiser||1884 - March 1885||Microfilm* Indexed|
The card index covers from 1884 to the late 1980s and is split between Forfar and Kirriemuir libraries, with Kirriemuir holding only cards beginning with the name Kirriemuir.
Kirriemuir voters for 1855, 1860 - 1894 are contained within Oliver and Boyd’s Edinburgh Almanac Angus and Mearns Supplement which is available in Forfar Library.
Kirriemuir entries have been extracted from Valuation Rolls for 1856, 1908-9, 1919-20, 1922-23, 1924-25, 1926-27.
Pigot’s Directory of Forfarshire, 1825 - businesses only.
Kirriemuir Library has a small collection of maps comprising of a photographic reproduction of Ainslie’s map of Angus and some Ordnance Survey maps.
The personal names of Kirriemuir inhabitants have been extracted from the following:
Philip’s Record of the Church in Kirriemuir from 1560
1750 - Roup roll of Meikle Miln
1773-1923 - United Free Church
1825 - Pigot’s Directory of Forfarshire
1856 - Valuation Roll
1872 - Account books of John Alexander, spirit-dealer
1880-1930 - YMCA membership lists
1896 - Thrums and its Glens
1900’s - Burgh Guide
1907 - Regality of Kirriemuir
1914 - Valuation Roll
1930’s - Thrum’s Guide Book
Index of Gravestones
Kirriemuir holds a collection of materials on J. M. Barrie and his work.
28/30 Reform Street
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