Member Benefits

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.
Provided there are sufficient numbers, the next course will take place on (To be announced).

Research Centre Opening Hours (Please see information below)

Monday 10.00 - 16.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 16.00 
Wednesday 13-00 - 16.00
Thursday 13.00 - 16.00
Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday  CLOSED

Last entry for use of research facilities is 15.30

If a certain time slot is required, booking would be advisable. (Tel: +44 (0)1382 461845). We encourage people in the centre to continue to use face-coverings where possible although no longer a legal requirement.

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.



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 Latest News

Webmaster's Jottings 21-05-2022 When contacting centre

Our series of video talks continues with the next talk, the nineth, now available, with Q&A on 29th August,  Details are on the Members' Noticeboard. This is on the Tallest Tenement in Dundee, Robertson's Land by Jennifer Jolly.

Passed talks are also available on the Members Noticeboard. For access to this, you will be required to use your members access password to log in.

 Also, here is a video from David Dobson, our vice-president, promoting his new book on doing Family History, entitled "Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond". This is also on Youtube so you can view it at this link:

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The Historian, Issue 122, June 2022

The Historian, Issue 122 eJournal has been uploaded to the website (Members Section) and will be sent out to those who have requested the electronic version. We have been experiencing problems with our outgoing email, specifically btinternet addresses. If you do not received it shortly, please email [email protected].

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What's On  Calendar of events (updated 21/05/2022)


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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 genealogist family or friend. They come in values from £5 to £25. Also ideal for birthdays, or indeed, any occasion.

For more information, contact the centre on 01382 461845 or at [email protected]



Stuck for gift ideas for a genealogist friend?  How about something from our bookshop?

We have a selection of books & old town plans for sale covering various areas in the Tay valley area. 

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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.

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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 Member Registration and Renewal page.
Please note that 200 Club payments cannot be made online.