Family History Centre
Level 3, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
0141 287 2937/2988
Fax: 0141 287 2815

Family History Centre

Family History Centre

Family History Centre

The telephone booking service for the Genealogy Service will be open as normal on Friday 27 & Monday 30 September 2013 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm for bookings. 


The Family History Centre of The Mitchell is your gateway to many fascinating library resources that you can use for your family history research.

Our trained staff can guide you to all of The Mitchell’s resources, providing context, diversity and depth to the family story you can build.

Our main family history resources in print and microfilm are available on Level 3 with our maps and newspapers accessible through Level 2. 


Here are some examples of our resources:

  • Deaths and Burials eg historic burial records on microfilm, monumental inscriptions, Roll of Honour:Evening Times
  • Life Events eg OPRs pre-1855 on microfilm, ScotlandsPeople website England and Wales BMD and IGI indexes
  • Census Returns eg 1841-1901 on microfilm with indexes, ScotlandsPeople website
  • Voters’ Rolls from nineteenth century to the present day
  • Glasgow History such as statistical accounts and local area histories
  • Directories on Glasgow businesses, tradespeople and streets
  • Unique newspaper and periodical collections for Glasgow such as The Glasgow Herald, Evening Times, The Bailie, and nineteenth century newspapers online
  • Map Collections eg early Glasgow, OS maps 1856-current
  • Image Collections eg early Glasgow views
  • Scottish Regimental Histories and other institutions
  • Guide books and magazines on family history and name research
  • Computer-accessed resources such as Ancestry Library Edition, ScotlandsPeople, Nineteenth Century Newspapers
  • Special Collections eg NBL Collection, theatre and music hall collections
  • The Mitchell Collections eg Scottish, UK and world history 

Opening Hours

Opening Hours for the Family History Centre are: 
Monday​ ​9am - 8pm
​Tuesday 9am - 8pm​
Wednesday​ 9am - 8pm​
Thursday​ 9am - 8pm​
Friday​ 9am - 5pm​
Saturday​ 9am - 5pm​
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