History & Genealogy

Are you researching your family history? If you are on Facebook, please look for ‘Ballater Local History Group (BLHG)’ and very often the members of that group will have information to help you!


Otherwise, you can email your queries to info@ballatercommunity.com and we’ll do that for you. You could also contact the Ballater & Crathie Eagle readers for their assistance.


Local Authors – visit Ballater Library for details.


Photos – Ballater & Crathie:


*Permission has been obtained from photographers and/or the owners of the photos wherever possible. Please email the website if you have any details to add to our photos!


Visitors to the area past, present and future hopefully will also find this site to be interesting and even, dare we hope…fun! If there is anything that you would like to see on this site, please send an email and we’ll do our best to see that updates are made as soon as possible.


There used to be a sign at the Ballater Library: “If we don’t know, we know who does.” This site is dedicated to Ballater and those who care about this community.



Scotlands People: Census Street Lists have been added to the site for all census years. These free-to-view books are an excellent research tool.



This site is meant to be the best source of information about Ballater for residents and also visitors to Ballater and the surrounding area. Please help by sending any information or asking any questions about Ballater History.

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