This page gives details of old and new maps of the county.

Old Maps

The National Library of Scotland has an extensive set of online map images.
These can be viewed and printed, and you can overlay old maps over modern maps.
To view these maps go to maps.nls.uk

Ordnance Survey holds an extensive archive of Historical Mapping dating from the early nineteenth century.
For full details see their Historical Mapping pages.
Also, see the maps available at A Vision of Britain through time

Other paper maps that are available are:

Aberdeenshire 1807
Buchan 1826
Ordnance Survey (OS) Town maps c.1900 15" to 1 mile (Aberdeen (5 sheets), Fraserburgh, Peterhead)
Ordnance Survey (OS) Maps 1860 - 1890 1" to 1 mile
Aberdeen City Map 1746
Aberdeen City Map 1880
Reform Act Plans 1832 (Peterhead, Inverurie & Kintore)
Aberdeenshire Parish Map

These paper maps are available, by mail order, from the Aberdeen & NE Scotland Family History Society.

Modern Maps

Modern maps are produced by the Ordnance Survey (OS).
For general purpose work, consult the Landranger Series which have a scale of 1:50,000.
For more detailed work, consult the Pathfinder Series which have a scale of 1:25,000.

The relevant sheet number(s) are given on the parish pages.   Where more than one sheet number is given, then they are given in the order of importance with the main sheet first. Whilst every effort has been made to identify the sheets which cover a parish, there may be small parts which spill over into another sheet - particularly with the larger scale maps. Please notify me of any errors.

Please note that current OS maps do NOT show parish boundaries