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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.efr.hw.ac.uk/EDC/Libraries/Reference/special.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SCT, AYR, BEW, CAI, CLK, OFS, ELN, FIF, INV, KRS, KKD, MLN, NAI, OKI, PEE, ROC, ROX, SEL, SHI, STI, SUT, WLN, WIG

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Edinburgh Room
Edinburgh Central Library
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 3EG
Tel: 0131 225 5584 ext. 223
Email:
Abbreviation: ED
Contact: Ann Nix, Principal Library Officer


Opening hours:


Other Libraries:

Scottish Department
Edinburgh Central Library
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 3EG
Tel: 0131 225 5584 ext. 237
Contact: Fiona Myles, Librarian in charge
Abbreviation: SC


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes, but only basic enquiries.
Two local organisations will undertake research for a fee: Association of Scottish Genealogists and Record Agents, 51/3 Mortonhall Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HN; and Scottish Genealogy Society, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? -
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations -


5. Census returns

1841-1891. Ayrshire, Borders, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Fife, Inverness-shire, Kinross-shire, Lothians (inc. Edinburgh), Nairn, Orkney, Ross and Cromarty, Shetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland.


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Pigot, J. & Co. New Commercial Directory of Scotland for 1825-6. (SC)
Slater, I. Royal national commercial directory and topography of Scotland, 1852, 1860, 1867, 1889, 1878, 1915, 1893. (SC)
County Directory of Scotland: 1862, 1868, 1875, 1878, 1882-89, 1893-96, 1912. (SC)
MacDonald's Scottish Directory: 1915, 1920-21, 1923-24, 1931-1974 (some gaps). (SC)
Border Almanac: 1877-1882, 1896-1906, 1911-1918. (SC)
Bute County Directory: 1907/8, 1916-1932. (SC)
Registers of Fife & Kinross: 1829-1876. (SC)
Inverness County Directory: 1893/94, 1902/3, 1916/17, 1919/20-1940. (SC)
Leslie's Directory: Perth and Perthshire: 1889-1940. (SC)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Aberdeen Post Office Directory: 1864/5, 1874/5, 1893/4, 1902/3, 1907/8-1916/17, 1919/20-1924/5, 1926/7-1941/2, 1943, 1946/7-1947/8, 1949/50, 1955/6, 1957/8-1963/4, 1966/67, 1969/70
Ayr Post Office General and trades directory: 1907-1908-1916, 1930/31, 1934/35-37
Dundee Directory: 1890-1974
Glasgow Post Office Directory: 1846-1879
Kelly's Directory of Glasgow: 1937-1973
Post Office Greenock Directory: 1893/94, 1902/3, 1907-1916, 1930/31, 1953, 1957, 1966-1976
Paisley Directory: 1902/03, 1907-1916, 1924, 1929, 1931, 1934/35, 1937/38
All above in Scottish Department.
Edinburgh Room: Edinburgh Directory: 1773/4-1974/5 (includes Leith); Portobello Directory: 1836, 1896/7-1914/5; A Directory of Edinburgh 1752, compiled by J. Gilhooley

6(c) Telephone Directories

Edinburgh area 1940 to date (Edinburgh Room)


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1832, 1834, 1856/7-1869, 1873/4, 1877/78, 1880/81 to date. Canongate 1854/55
Also Valuation Rolls, Edinburgh 1914 to date
Leith 1833, 1835
Portobello 1900-1904, 1906-1914
'A political analysis of voters in the first municipal district of Edinburgh with their religious profession and police assessment'. 1840
'List of voters in the city of Edinburgh, who voted for Mr Charles Cowan, M.P.'. 1848.
'Street list of electors of the City of Edinburgh 1854'
All in Edinburgh Room

7(b) Poll Books

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8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 microfiche edition. Whole of UK.
Scottish fiche in Scottish Department; rest of UK in Reference Library


9. Unpublished Indexes

Index to parishes covered by surveys of monumental inscriptions in Scotland outside of Edinburgh


10. Parish Registers

Microfilm copies of registers for the following areas are held:
Ayrshire, Borders, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Fife, Kinross-shire, Lothians (including Edinburgh), Nairn, Orkney, Ross & Cromarty, Shetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland
Inverness-shire is on order.
Index to Old Parish Registers for Scotland on microfiche


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Scottish Genealogist. 1954 to date
Scottish Local History. 1983 to date


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Scottish Record Society publications


13. Other material

Scottish Dept: c.1300 individual family histories; Scottish law list and Scottish Law Directory (1863-1963 and 1917 to present); Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (list of Church of Scotland ministers)
Edinburgh Room: membership lists of professional bodies (e.g. writers to Signet), university graduates, information on many clubs and societies some of which includes names of members etc. (Edinburgh-based organisations only)
MIs for several burial grounds


14. Guides to Collections

Tracing your family history in Edinburgh Central Library. Free leaflet (~copy attached$)


15. Local Record Offices

Edinburgh City Archives
City Chambers
High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1YJ
Tel: 0131 529 4290


Other information

We have 3 microfilm and 2 microfiche copiers and numbers film/fiche readers in the building. Price of copies is 20p per A4 sheet. There is no booking service for equipment.