‘The visit had been recommended by a friend and I would definitely suggest it is worth a visit. There are several libraries and in my view the best is the reference library on the top floor which has a magnificent ceiling’
– Central Library Tripadvisor Review
Printed family histories
The Central Library has printed family histories covering over 500 family names. If you have a traditional Scottish surname, such as a clan name, search for this in the library catalogue to find relevant books and resources. You can also ask library staff for help to find older books, or books in other libraries across the city.
Research your family history during a stay at Parliament House Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh. Explore our city’s oldest streets and historic buildings, and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors. See our Scottish genealogy guide for more useful resources and start your journey today.