Edinburgh archives

Scotland’s People Centre - Birth, marriage, death & census records, wills & testaments, valuation rolls.
The National Archives of Scotland – Records created by families, estates, businesses, churches & courts, tax rolls
National Library of Scotland – Family & estate records, published lists such as passenger and emigrant lists

SOME local archives

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives - Burgh records, school records, poor law records
Health Board Archives - Hospital admission records, death registers, staff records
Aberdeen University Special Collections – Family & estate records, university records, business records
Local Libraries – Old newspapers, local history books, published records such as apprentice rolls
Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society - Memorial inscriptions, family histories
Gordon Highlanders Archives - Military records
Stonehaven Heritage Society - Photographic archives, old newspapers