National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)

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HM General Register House
2 Princes Street

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Telephone: 0131 535 1314


Open: Monday-Friday 9-4.30

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  • Paper and digital copying available depending on terms of deposit
  • National Records of Scotland also operates the ScotlandsPeople family history centre, providing access to digital images and indexes of Scottish census returns and birth, marriage and death records. For booking information and fees telephone 0131 314 4300
  • Catalogues, indexes and guides to records available online
  • For more information on collections, please see Guide to the National Archives of Scotland (H.M. Stationery Office, 1996)

    ARCHON code: 234

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    Collections information

    Businesses (963)

    Organisations (1177)

    Persons (1226)

    Families (524)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (405)