Thursday, 3 October 2013

Registers of Scotland - Meadowbank House opening

Slightly belated entry here...! The official opening of Registers of Scotland in Edinburgh, at Meadowbank House, happened last week, after the building had a bit of a revamp.

The Scottish Government has uploaded a video talking about the new digs, and the Great Seal of Scotland, as well as the modern apprentices now working to develop their careers there.

(Also accessible at

There is also a news release at

Registers of Scotland is a useful repository for land and house history research, and has offices in Edinburgh and in Glasgow. Its website is at, and it has an online enquiries service. Amongst some of the most useful resource it holds are sasine search sheets, which carry summaries of all searches on a property in Scotland back to the late 19th century (beyond the periods that the sasines are accessible at the National Records of Scotland). It also maintains the current Land Register. Wikipedia has a useful summary article on the body's role and holdings at


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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