Trace your family tree

Get started

Edinburgh Libraries has free resources to help you trace your family's history both from home and the library.

Get started at home

Talk to older members of your family.

Look for letters, certificates, photographs and medals.

Search the Scotsman Digital Archive on the Your Library website for your family names.

Look on the Capital Collections and Scran websites for photographs and images.

Visit your local library

To trace your family tree search the Your Library Catalogue website and borrow a book on genealogy.

You can search for relatives in the Ancestry section on the Your Library website .

Visit the Central Library

The Central Library has many official records and other sources of information to help you.

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