Searching for family roots is one of the most popular pastimes among exiled Scots or those of Scots descent living abroad. The place name Huntly crops up in Australia, New Zealand and North America – there is also a Strathbogie in New South Wales.
Today, the internet is the best place to start on a search for forebears. Annoyingly many records for the Huntly area are kept in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. But the Brander Library and Museum in The Square has a small and growing collection of local reference books and internet access. Headstones in cemeteries and graveyards yield fascinating but often infuriating clues.
The most helpful source of information on how to go about a search is:
The Aberdeen and North East Family History Society, 164 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5BD