Over the centuries, many sons and daughters from Peterhead ventured across the world to start new lives. From other parts of Scotland to the wilds of Canada, many people can claim Blootoon ancestors. As interest in family history grows, so do the number of people who visit the town to see where their ancestors grew up, or to follow clues and fill in gaps in their family stories.
Even if you can’t visit in person, there are lots of places to find information and assistance. This page outlines some of the resources available.
The Family History Society of Buchan
At their Family History Centre at 22 Harbour Street (close to the panels at the Russian Cannon), the Family History Society of Buchan hold a wealth of local knowledge and resources. There is also a research service which can be accessed for a reasonable fee - very useful if you can’t visit the area in person.
The society has volunteers who can give advice on your research, and if you join the society there is a regular newsletter. Members also have free access to an ever increasing pool of information, including births, marriages, deaths and burials. For more information on the Family History Society, including how to join, please see www.buchanroots.scot