‘Fantastic building and staff are very helpful. Spent a full day in the search rooms and time went way to quickly! Can’t wait for my next visit.’
– ScotlandsPeople Centre Tripadvisor Review
See the Scotland’s People website for detailed guides on using their online resources and search rooms in Edinburgh. You can also view visitor information and opening times. The search rooms are located in General Register House and New Register House at the east end of Princes Street. Entry is via the Archivists’ Garden, but please remember to book an appointment first.
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.