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Online resources

Find out further information with these useful sites which relate to Archives and Research


National Archives of Scotland Repository for the public and legal records of Scotland but also holds many local and private archives.

The National Archives National archive of England, Wales and the UK. You can also gain access to the National Register of Archives - a database listing holdings for Archives throughout the UK.

Interested in the Archive profession? Visit the Society of Archivists and the Scottish Council on Archives.

Family History

For records of Scottish births, marriages and deaths, and the census, visit Scotland's People or Scots Origins.

Family Search The website of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, is also useful.

Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society produce many publications to help trace ancestors from the West of Scotland.

Useful Local Archives For The West Of Scotland

Glasgow University Archives Particularly strong in business and maritime history sources.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archive The first port of call for hospital and medical records.

Areas surrounding Glasgow have, in many cases, their own archive office. Contact details for other local authority archives can be found on the Scottish Archive Network.

Local History

Gazetteer of British Place Names
British Association for Local History 
Statistical Accounts of Scotland