RESEARCH

There is a great interest these days in Family History and finding out how our Ancestors worked and lived, and at  the Museum we do have resources to help with your research. For those with Ancestral connections to Newburgh, the “Newburgh Family Tree” has approximately 12,600 names of families directly connected to families in Newburgh and district. 

We welcome enquiries about your Ancestral Research and are happy to help you with specific questions.   When you visit there is no charge for our help, but we do appreciate a donation. Unfortunately it’s not possible for us to undertake detailed family trees but we  can put you in touch with someone who could help.

Our top 5 tips before you visit:

  • Start with yourself and work backwards through the generations.
  • Find out as much information as you can from family members. Maybe someone has already done a family tree. Ask about family stories, most have an element of truth however unlikely!
  • Collect information from any birth, marriage and death certificates.  Civil registration began in Scotland in 1855.  You can get copies of certificates from Scotland’s People Centre in Edinburgh or online at  Scotland’s People website. 
  • Record any Emigration dates 
  • Construct a family tree with the information that you have. There are various free programs available. 
  • Contact the Newburgh AAHS if you need further help with your Newburgh and district family history research. We have Family Tree books and charts for sale which are very helpful for recording information,