Friday 27 January 2012

ScotlandsPeople system now at Mitchell Library

I'm just off the phone from the Glasgow Genealogy Centre ( at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, and have been told that they have just updated their computer system in the last week to the same system now in use at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh. That's amazing news for wee shugs like me on the western fringes of the known universe (Ayrshire)! Hoping to go up in the next week or so to do some client research, and can confirm when there.

The Glasgow based centre has 15 spaces and open Monday to Friday from 9.30am-4.00pm (an hour less than Edinburgh which is open 9am-4.30pm). The cost of access is £15 for a day, with booking at present required usually a day or two in advance.

(With thanks to the Glasgow Genealogy Centre)



  1. Having traced my wife and my own ancesters [Mcdonald and McLaren] back three generations I find that both have moved over to Ireland with nothing in birth or death records to give us clues as to where in Ireland. What can I do now.

  2. If Glasgow based (or indeed anywhere), try to locate any poor law applications that might have been made - they usually note the parish of origin in Ireland, as the authorities tried to reclaim any money paid out from the applicant's original parish of settlement. Glasgow records are superb, but not online (Mitchell Library's Glasgow City Archive)