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Local and family history resources at the National Library of Scotland

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The National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh holds thousands of archive items for local and family history research. One of the most frequently used items are the Statistical Accounts of Scotland which cover aspects of life in Scotland between the 18th and 21st centuries, covering topics such as:

  • Culture
  • Transport
  • Geography
  • Industry
  • Population

 

Information on the Library's holdings for researchers is available on the NLS website. This offers the facility to search the catalogue for local history publications by title or keyword. The first and second editions of the Statistical Accounts of Scotland are also available online.

National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW; tel: 0131 623 3700.

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