Tay Family History Society
OSCR Scottish Charity Register

Welcome to Tay Valley Family History Society

Tay Valley Family History Society was founded in 1980, as the third Scottish regional FHS, and now has strong worldwide membership. We have Research premises at 179-181 Princes Street, Dundee and there extend a welcome to our members. This Centre gives a focus, what we do goes far beyond it.

The Society aims to promote the study of family history, genealogy and local history throughout the Tay Valley: the former counties of Angus, Fife, Kinross and Perthshire, and the City and Royal Burgh of Dundee. Our members’ research interests move from stories of highland settlement and migration to the growth of linen and jute trades and the many associated industries in burghs and cities. Tales of hardship, romance or success – all are part of what our members discover.

And if you're new to Family History, or needing a refresher - our Beginners Course ran this year from 5th April. We're planning a re-run, time not yet known. It will be announced in 'News'.

Our journal, The Historian, is published three times a year, with contributions from many members across the world, and we run a series of video talks for members, with a ‘Question and Answer’ session via Zoom so that our international members may participate. Details of current talks are in the ‘News’ section - talks generally have their Q&A sessions on the final Mondays of January, April, July and October. Scroll down this page to News and Events for info.

For opening hours see the CONTACT page - link in the top menu bar. We now open on Saturday Mornings on the first and third Saturday of the month, in addition to our weekdays.

Our Website is now mostly complete but some parts are still in development. We ask members - if you spot anything that looks not quite right, typos or errors or confusing things, please do let us know (email to the TayValley address, tvfhs@tayvalleyfhs.org.uk) so we can fix it! MEMBERS can log in - use your email address as your login.

The green 'About Us' button below takes you to info about the Society and our history and aims (as does 'About' in the top menu bar). For current things, just keep scrolling down past the 'join' section...

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Getting back to your roots

You can discover your ancestry, heritage, stories of your people.
You can learn how to do genealogical or historical research.
You can find how you relate to Scottish History and the Local History of your ancestors’ area.

Member Benefits

Joining Pack
Subscription to our Journal, ‘The Historian’
Access to exclusive Member Content on this site
Access to our Online Talks by members and guests
Participation in our Online Q&A sessions
Free use of the Research Centre & Library
Access to Online Discussion Forum
Guidance & Support in your research
Affiliations to other societies

Latest News

AGM 2023 - Documents available

November 18, 2023
The documents for our AGM are on this website, in the 'Resources' section under 'Member […]

New Tay Valley video talk!

October 5, 2023
"Is the Leaf really on the Tree?" Video now uploaded to youtube at https://youtu.be/8pel0iglm0E We've […]

The Historian issue 126 - October 2023 - now online!

September 23, 2023
Here's the Table of Contents for the October edition of The Historian. To read or […]
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