The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive


Newport on Tay: a special place Newport History Group's website - absolutely packed with information, photos, etc, etc, etc. Very highly recommended.
Old Newport on Tay The Old Newport on Tay Facebook page. Lots of photos, reminiscences, information, memories.
St Mary's Scottish Episcopal Church This page tells the history of St Mary's Church.
Forgan GENUKI page The site for local genealogy, family and local history sources.
Scotlands Places: Forgan page
  • Catalogue entries for maps and plans held by the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; some maps and plans can be viewed.
  • Photos and details of historical buildings and archaeological sites recorded by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh. See also PastMap on the Maps page which locates them.
  • 17th and 18th century tax rolls
  • Ordnance Survey [place] Name Books.
Sons of the MarsNow only available via the WayBackMachine, this was a comprehensive website about the Training Ship 'Mars', moored off Woodhaven 1869 - 1929. Only a few of the pages on the site will still work in this archived version.
Golf's Missing Links
The Friends of Dundee City ArchivesMany Newport residents came from, or worked in, Dundee and they crop up throughout the records which have been transcribed on this site. Look especially in the Graveyards and Education sections.
Tay Ferry Paddle SteamersA page giving details of the paddle vessels on the Tay Ferry, from the website.
Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1980The site can be searched by architect's name or by a building's location.
British Newspaper Archive Fife and Dundee historical newspapers (a subscription site). Dundee papers can be found under 'Angus'
Old Scottish Genealogy and Family History: Forgan page Indexes to records at the National Records of Scotland:
  • General Register of Lunatics index MC7
  • Board of Supervision poor relief appeals
  • Sheriff Court paternity decrees
  • School Leaving Certificate Exams
  • Anatomy register - nil for Forgan
  • List of Births with no Father's name 1855-1874
  • Rolls of Male Heads of Families (Church of Scotland) - nil for Forgan home website - with some additional photos of Newport


Some links for the Tay Bridges (all 3 of them):

Dundee Local History's Tay Bridge Disaster pagesLinks to photograph galleries still work, but much of the rest of the site is no longer available.
Tom Martin's Tay Bridge Disaster web pagesThe site examines the theories behind the bridge collapse.
Tay Road Bridge The site has a History section, with photos


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