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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Mitchell Library F.H. Research Centre, Glasgow.

Glasgow Libraries have opened a brand new family history ‘one stop shop’ on Level 5 of the Mitchell Library, enabling you to research your ancestors from cradle to grave and everything in between.  The new centre brings together the City Archives, NHS Archives, Registrars Genealogy Service and library Special Collections for the first time.

It houses all the major resources to help you trace your family history in Glasgow and throughout Scotland – from Census and Birth, Marriage and Death records, to Poor Law, Church Records, Hospital Records and many more. There you can discover vital genealogical information about your ancestors that will help you feel part of their everyday lives.

In particular, The Mitchell holds many Family History collections for Glasgow and the west of Scotland that can help you add that missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle to your family history.  But it is more than just old records, it is the stories that these records reveal – sometimes sad, sometimes funny – that is most interesting and allows you to build up a picture of ordinary people and their often very extraordinary lives.

Glasgow Libraries have also launched a new Family History website: Here you can learn more about all these collections and records, discover their range of online resources, find out the latest news in our blog or when the next Family History event or workshop is taking place. So whether you are a Family History novice or already an experienced researcher, The Mitchell is a must for family historians everywhere.

For more information, visit or email You can also visit their stand at "Who Do You Think You Are? Live" at the SECC, Glasgow on 29-31 August. See:

Barbara Finlay - received from SAFHS

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