The Tay Valley Family Historian - the Society's journal

Three times a year, in February, June and October, every member of Tay Valley Family History Society receives a copy of the Society's journal, The Tay Valley Family Historian. Each issue of the journal is full of interesting articles submitted by members about people and topics they have uncovered in the course of their own family history research. Sharing their experiences and interests can be invaluable to other members and makes great reading.

The journal also contains news about the Society and what is happening in our Research Centre at 179-181 Princes Street, Dundee, dates for your diary about forthcoming events, and a chance to give feedback through the letters page. There are also articles and features about the areas covered by Tay Valley: Angus, Perth & Kinross-shire and Fife.

Regular features include meeting reports, news from the library, and book reviews. Interesting enquiries answered via our members-only online forum, Tay-Valley-Bridges, also appear. There are tips about using online resources for research as well as information on useful websites - members' contributions to these are welcome.

Members wishing to seek help with their research or to make contact with other members who have similar interests may submit requests to the ‘Help Wanted’ and ‘Members’ Interests’ section of the journal by  contacting us.

Would you like to send us something for publication?

  • The Journal is always looking for articles and photographs from contributors old and new; if your article is accepted, you will have the thrill of seeing your own work in print.
  • Articles should be typed in 14pt Arial font, in Open Office or Microsoft Word. We can accept Discs or Memory Sticks, but preferably as an email attachment. Regretfully, we cannot accept hard copy. Preferred length of articles is approximately 1000 words. Any photographs or images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format.
  • The Editor reserves the right to edit articles. It should be noted that no responsibility is accepted by the Society for views or comments expressed by contributors in articles or correspondence.
  • Articles should be original and not have appeared in another publication.
  • Articles and features remain copyright to the writers.

To contact the Hon. Editor, please use Historian Issues as subject on the Contact Us form.



Latest News

Historian 105, October 2016Historian 105 eJournal has been uploaded to the website and emailed to those who have requested the electronic version. If you have not received it, please email

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Remembering a Tay Valley victim of the Vietnam War.
A service took place at Birkhill Cemetery on Friday 5th August in memory of Robert (Robbie) Buchan who was killed in action in Vietnam on 11th December 1969..

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What's On

Calendar of events (updated 29 October 2016)