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To search the archive, enter your criteria in the box below as if you were searching using a normal browser such as Google, for example: Tarland school photos or James MacKenzie.

Tip Use words such as a person’s name, an estate or house name, place names, or an event or description that might appear in the general description held on our records such as amateur dramatics, poster, millennium etc.

Tip If you get no results, use less not more key words. Our search engine uses logic which says “and” (not “or”) between words. If you search for James Anderson, it looks for “James” and “Anderson” in the same record. If the entry has been made as “Jim Anderson” the record will not be found, so try “Anderson” on its own.

Tip Check spellings of place or family names and try possible alternatives. NB It is not possible to search for words that are three characters or fewer.

If you are unable to generate any results or find exactly what you want, try looking at our advice page : Searching the Archive

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