You are here >Home

Ceud mìle fàilte!

(A hundred thousand welcomes!)

 

Family History Centre

The Society, based in Edinburgh and founded in 1953, helps with research into Scottish family and local history.
Run by volunteers, we can advise you at all stages in your research. Members and visitors will always get a friendly welcome at the Library & Family History Centre.
Course fees may be paid online in the Society's Online Shop.
 

PROGRAMME OF CLASSES 2017 - 2018

These are all held on Saturdays from 10.00-12.00 in the Society Library. A brief out line appears below. For Full Details please click here.

2017 2017 2017
16 September Beginners: This module is just what it says - for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years experience in researching family history will take this class. Places available
30 September Pre-1841 Population lists: Bruce Bishop has expanded and updated his previous talks on this subject and will show where to find them and what they contain.  Places available
21 October Old Scottish Handwriting: Just when you think it’s great because you have traced  your family back into the 17th and 18th Centuries, you suddenly find the writing in the OPRs changes and you can’t read it! Kirsteen Mulhern from the Scottish Records Association will give a Beginners workshop on how to decipher it. Places available
4 November Irish Records: an introductory class “Irish records? - They all went up in smoke . . . or did they?” This workshop will be given by Jill Williams, FIGRS, who has many years’ experience researching Irish family history. Places available
 11 November WWI: Ken Nisbet, our resident expert on all things military, will give a more focussed talk than in previous workshops. Places available
2 December Beginners in English Genealogy: We have found that many of our members have some English ancestry which, with the records not as readily available as the Scottish system, can be difficult to navigate. Ken Nisbet will give a workshop on where to begin. Places available
2018 2018 2018
13 January Beginners: This module is just what it says - for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years experience in researching family history will take this class. Places available
 10 February Beyond the Old Parish Registers: Bruce Bishop will talk about what they contain and how these records can assist your research. This module is about sourcing the rare and unusual records which most people don’t know about – not just the usual OPRs on Scotlandspeople etc. Places available
 3 March Irish Records: an introductory class “Irish records? - They all went up in smoke . . . or did they?” This workshop will be given by Jill Williams, FIGRS, who has many years’ experience researching Irish family history.  Places available
 7 April Health and history: Using medical records in genealogical research. Health records can be another source of information to help further your family’s history but they are not found on the usual websites, etc. Louise Williams, Archivist will show what these records contain and where to find them.  Places available
 5 May Beginners: This module is just what it says - for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years experience in researching family history will take this class.    Places available
19 May Kirk Session Records: These records are an invaluable part of researching family history. Places available

 

 

Opening Times

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
- 10.30 - 17.30
- 10.30 - 17.30
- 10.30 - 19.30
- 10.30 - 17.30
- Closed
- 10.00 - 17.00
- Closed
                          

Scottish Genealogy Society

15 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2JL
0131 220 3677

Email enquiries@scotsgenealogy.com
Please ensure that you have set your
email to receive a response from us
.

The Editor of The Scottish Genealogist
may be contacted at:
editor@scotsgenealogy.com

How to Find Us

 

The Society Offers...

  • Advice and support from experienced volunteers
  • Monumental Inscriptions – the largest collection in Scotland
  • Old Parish Registers – the original in microfilm for every parish in Scotland with indexes to baptisms and marriages
  • Internet access including a world subscription to 'ancestry.com'
  • Bookshop with publications from every Scottish family history society and other publishers
  • The Library, with over 4000 books and  CDs on Scottish family and local history
  • Family History Index - Collection of donated family histories, pedigrees and research notes
  • Census information
  • Scottish family history societies’ journals
  • Photocopying, microfiche and microfilm printing available
  • Inhouse access to: Ancestry(World access); Find My Past; Scotlands Places; and the British Library Newspaper Archive.