Historians with Aberdeenshire lineage from all over Scotland, the UK, and the world will soon be able to trace their family history when the region's first genealogy centre opens in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, at the easternmost point in mainland Scotland.
The centre is being established by the Peterhead Tourism Initiative (PTI), which has been working hard to secure funding for the project. It will be hosted in a room at the Arbuthnot Museum at Peterhead's St. Peter Street, where a wealth of documentation can already be found.
You can read more about this new genealogy resource in the Buchan Observer at http://www.buchanie.co.uk/archived/2007/week_16/news/genealogy.asp.
NOTE: Peterhead is known as The Blue Toon because of the distinctive blue clothing worn by the fisher folk in times gone by. People of Peterhead were called Blue Mogganers, which was Doric (the language spoken by locals) for a native of Peterhead from their wearing of coarse blue stockings over their sea boots.