Tay Family History Society
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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 Centre is open five days a week.
Please check CONTACT page for details of opening hours. This link is also in the top menu bar

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 Family History Course runs again this year from mid-March. Six weeks of 'Beginner' and then three weeks of 'Advanced' class - you can sign up for the Beginner, the Advanced or for both. See the items in 'News' lower down this page.

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.

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

The Historian issue 128 - is here!

May 30, 2024
Great articles in this issue, and a wonderful cover image from The Dundee Tapestry, of […]

Genealogy 'Introductory' class finishes - Advanced class coming 15th May

April 24, 2024
Tonight was the final of our 'Introductory' class in Genealogy/Family History. The image shows a […]

New Tay Valley Video-Talk! - Objects in Family History

April 3, 2024
How do 'objects' figure in our family history research? How do items inspire us to […]
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