Family History Research

Researching your Family History?

We may be able to help by searching our archives for an ancestor with links to St Machar's Cathedral.

The Cathedral welcomes enquiries from those researching their family history. People get in touch with us from all over the world, trying to find a record of their forebears in Aberdeen – either at the Cathedral Kirkyard, or in the many historical minutes and records we hold in the Cathedral’s Charter Room

The Archivist will be only too happy to help you with your search. Complete records of all who are buried in the Kirkyard are available. We also have records of infant Baptisms and Proclamation of Banns as well as Minute Books and church records dating back through the centuries in which family names can appear.

Some the Baptismal records can be viewed by clicking on the link s below while others not yet on line can be searched for you by the Archivist on request.


Baptismal Register 1855-1876


Baptismal register 1878-1905


Baptismal Register, Old Machar Church 1855-1859


Baptismal Register1872-1903 2nd charge