Online Resources for Archives

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Online Resources for Archives

Online Resources for Historians


There is a wealth of information online for local and family historians and on these pages we will link to those that specialise particularly on the history of Glasgow. 

Glasgow Family History

A dedicated one stop shop for all your ancestry research, the Glasgow Family History website will help you discover lots of information to trace your family history as well as teaching your research skills and techniques to make the process as simple as possible. 


The Virtual Mitchell  


The photographs that make up The Virtual Mitchell feature Glasgow's buildings and streets as well as people going about their daily lives.


Most of the photographs are from Mitchell library collections but there are also images from Glasgow Museums and some have been kindly lent by private owners.


The Blitz on Clydeside   


Memories, documents and photographs of the people and places of Clydeside during the Second World War.


The Glasgow Story 

As told by some of Scotland's best writers, and illustrated with thousands of images from the collections of the city's world-famous libraries, museums and universities. From football to fashions, Auchenshuggle to Yoker, you'll find it all here.



Boer War Burgesses

This database details the admission of volunteers for the South African War 1900-1904, as Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow.

Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Sweeps Licenses for the Burgh of Glasgow 1852-1862 are indexed in this database.

Index to Militia Registers for Glasgow 1810-1831

The Militia Act of 1809 provided for aliment to militia-men who had children below the age of ten.  The men themselves, their wives and children, and the principals for whom they were acting as substitutes (if any) are all indexed here .


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