Family History at Glasgow Libraries


The Mitchell Library North Street Glasgow G3 7DN
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Voters and Valuation Rolls

​The Mitchell Library holds records for Glasgow and the West of Scotland

Voters and valuation rolls can be used for:

  • tracing the history of a building
  • tracing the use of a building
  • tracing a family member - please note that voters rolls and valuation rolls are indexed by address only

Voters (or electoral) rolls list all those eligible to vote in local and general elections.

Valuation rolls contain lists of owners and the rateable value of commercial and domestic properties as well as the names of tenants and their occupations.  From 1988, only commercial properties are included.

Our collections cover a wide geographical area including:

  • Glasgow
  • Voters rolls, 1832-1914, 1918-1939, 1945 - present day
  • Valuation rolls, 1913-1989
  • Argyll
  • Bute
  • Dunbartonshire
  • Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire

Our holdings are incomplete for areas outside Glasgow so please contact us for advice if your enquiry concerns these areas.

Voters' Rolls, including historical copies, cannot be photocopied.

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