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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.


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.

 2015   2015   2015
4 April Beginner's: This module is just what it says – for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years of experience in researching family history, will take this class. Spaces available
2 May Using Technology in Family History: Marie Dougan, a professional genealogist and technology expert will take a workshop on the use of technology – family history software, using digital photography, scanners, etc. Nearly Full
6 June Pre-1841 Censuses: Bruce Bishop will talk about where to find these rare records, what they contain and how they can assist your research. Nearly Full



Opening Times

- 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
0131 220 3677

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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 ''
  • 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