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Brechin Library - Genealogy Resources

General Information

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Brechin Library holds a collection of books and ephemera highlighting all aspects of Brechin 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.

Census

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.

Newspapers

Newspaper Dates Format
Brechin Advertisers 1848 - to date
1951 - 1991
Microfilm
Bound
Brechin Herald Feb. 1890 - May 1892 Microfilm
Brechin & District News Oct. 1952 - Jan. 1953 Microfilm

The newspapers are not indexed

Brechin Advertiser & Angus & Mearns Intelligence (bound) 1850-1851

Montrose, Arbroath & Brechin Review (bound) 1840

Voters Rolls

Lists of voters are available in Oliver & Boyd’s Edinburgh Almanac Angus Supplement held in Forfar Public Library. These date back to 1835.

Valuation Rolls

Burgh Valuation Rolls 1900-1901, 1932/33; 1939/40 - 1940/41; 1942/43 - 1946/47; 1950/51; 1952/53; 1954/55; 1957/58 - 1960/61
District Valuation Rolls 1972/73 - 1975/76, 1985/86, 1999/2000 Non Domestic (Microfiche)

Directories

Brechin Almanac & Directory 1890-1894, 1895-1898, 1909-1912
Brechin Almanac & Local (Burns) Directory (single volumes) 1876/77/78/79, 1887, 1887-88, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1894(2), 1895, 1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904(4), 1906, 1907(3), 1908, 1911, 1913, 1914(2), 1915, 1916(2), 1917, 1918, 1919, 1939(2), 1940(3), 1941(2)
Brechin Almanac & Directory (Black & Johnston) 1886-1889, 1890-1893
Brechin Almanac and Local Register (Burns) 1874
Brechin Almanac and Daily Local Remembrancer Illustrated (Edwards) 1872-1875
Brechin Almanac and Local Handbook Illustrated (Edwards) 1876-1884
Brechin Almanac and Local Handbook (Edwards) 1881-1890
Brechin Almanac and Local Handbook 1901-1910, 1921-1930, 1931-1940
Brechin Directory (Cummings) 1901-1902, 1904
Brechin Directory (Swan) 1959

Monumental Inscriptions(M.I.’s)

Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Angus - ed. A. Mitchell

Brechin Cathedral Gravestones prepared by Society of Friends of Brechin Cathedral.

Maps

Brechin Library holds a small collection of maps, mainly Ordnance Survey. Also included are Roy’s Military Survey 1747-55, John Wood’s 1822 map of Brechin, Pont and Gordon’s maps of Angus and a plan showing the proposed railway line between Forfar and Brechin.

Indexes

Burgess - 1710 -1974
The Old Wrights Society Register Book - 1801-1938
The St. James Lodge of Free Gardeners - 1806-1838
The original documents are held in the Angus Archives, Montrose Library.

Photographs

Brechin photographs are now available in Angus Archives

Wills

Commissariat Record of Brechin - Register of Testaments 1576-1800 - ed. Francis J. Grant, 1902

Available is a list of indexes, transcripts and holdings of manuscript and burgh material held by Angus Archives at the Angus Archives.

Contact:

Christine Sharp
Brechin Library
10 St Ninian’s Square
Brechin
DD9 7AA

01356 622687
brechin.library@angus.gov.uk

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