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Welcome to the website of the
Tay Valley Family History Society

TVFHS Research Centre is located on the east coast of Scotland, at 179-181 Princes Street, Dundee, and remains one of the principal centres of Family History Research in the Tay Valley area, which comprises the counties of Angus, Fife, Kinross and Perthshire.

Tay Valley Family History Society has a continuing strong worldwide membership, and is a member of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS).

Membership benefits.

Benefits include a new member’s joining pack, with guidance on beginning your family history research in the Tay Valley area; The Tay Valley Family Historian three times per year; access to information to assist your research. Read More >

Do you want to get back to your roots?

Find out how by attending one of our beginners' classes.
For more information, click on the picture.
Next course starts Wednesday 7th October, 2015.

Research Centre Opening Hours

Monday 10-00 - 16.00
Tuesday 10-00 - 16.00
Wednesday 10-00 - 16.00
Thursday 10-00 - 16.00
19-00 - 21.00
Friday 10-00 - 16.00
Saturday 10-00 - 12.00 noon


The Centre is open on public and local holidays, but closes for about two weeks over the Christmas and New Year holiday period each year. The 2015-16 break is from 12 noon on Saturday, 19th December, 2015 until 10 am on Wednesday, 6th January, 2016.


Latest News

Christmas/New Year Research Centre Closure
The Research Centre will close at 12 noon on Saturday, 19th December, 2015 and reopen at 10 am on Wednesday, 6th January, 2016.

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What's On

Calendar of events (updated 30 November 2015)



Our social network

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If you want to connect with other TVFHS members around the world, join Tay Valley Bridges, the independent discussion forum open only to members of this Society. Enjoy online discussions with others interested in genealogy and the Tay Valley area. Free to join after you become a member of the Society. Login and click on the icon above to find out more.

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TVFHS Gift Certificates
The perfect gift for your genalogist family or friend. They come in values from £5 to £25.

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Dundee – its quaint and historic buildings
This is a facsimile of the book more commonly known as ‘Lamb’s Dundee’. The original was compiled by Dundee hotelier, Dundee High School FP and antiquarian Alexander Crawford Lamb and first published in 1895. Concerned at how many of Dundee’s historic buildings were disappearing, he sought to document their existence. This book, with fantastic illustrations by William Gibb, is an essential guide to the Dundee which existed before the Improvement Act of 1879.

Special Offer Christmas 2015
Get this book for under half price.

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If you wish to make an online payment to Tay Valley FHS (other than annual subscriptions), please visit TVFHS Online Payments, select a suitable Payment Reason, enter the amount you wish to pay and click on "Submit". On the message acknowledgement page, click "Pay Online (via PayPal)" and follow the instructions.
For annual subscriptions, payment should be made via the New Member Registration and Overdue Renewal page or the Prompt Registration Renewal page.
Please note that 200 Club payments cannot be made online.