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Alyth Parish Church

Updated 28th December 2015
Launched 1st November 2005

Alyth Family History Project Sketch of Alyth Parish Church

Launched on 1st August 2009, the Alyth Family History Project is the beginning of something big...

An archive of digital photos to browse through, recorded maps of the cemeteriesí headstones, free Internet access for genealogy research, memorabilia from Alyth through the decades. The church, the library, and the museum in Alyth have it all. Come along and see for yourself. Itís FREE!

What is there to see in the church?

Auld Alyth
A computer database of ĎAuld Alythí photos to browse through. You donít need computer experience to view them, someone will always be on hand to help you search for relatives or school friends, views of the town, events held over the years, businesses long gone, and a century of Alyth weddings. With hundreds of photographs handed in to the project, there is sure to be something, or someone, to see from bygone days.

The earliest photo received thus far is a daguerreotype plate photo dated 1850, and the latest, from recent years, with every decade in between! The earliest newspaper received is the Alyth Recorder dated 1846! In the projectís first year we received more than 4,000 photographs, so make sure you allow plenty of time for your visit as there are now over 6,000!

Cemeteries - The church is also the place to find burial records between 1869 and 1999, photographs of headstones, and lair plans of Alythís three cemeteries - all searchable in the computer.

Parish Records - Alyth Parish Records of baptisms, marriages and deaths between 1623 to 1854 are available on microfilm.

Baptism Records - for the United Free North Church, Barony Parish Church, the Established Church, and the High Kirk - full records from 1908 to date.

Alyth Bazaar 1921

The late Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Mother)
 is seated front right.

The Cross, Alyth 1902



What else is there to see in the project?
For details of whatís happening at the museum & the library, download the project leaflet

Get involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved in this town project. This is a never-ending project as long as people submit photos and information, but we need your help to record history for future generations.

    1. Submit photos to the project to be scanned for inclusion in the database
    (telephone Irene Robertson on 01828 633 045 to arrange collection, or email jpeg copies to - all originals are scanned and returned.

    2. Help name existing photos in the database. Many of the photos are nameless and/or dateless, but names, dates and anecdotes can be added at any time. Come along and spend some time browsing the photos and adding information - the project depends on you!

    3. Volunteer to help man the project at weekends. When itís busy the atmosphere in the church is amazing, and when itís quiet, you can look through the archive yourself! Contact details above.

Alyth Family History Project is OPEN Sundays from Easter to Remembrance, 2pm-4pm
And itís FREE!