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ScotlandsPeople Centre

3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YT, Scotland
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Nice gardens and cafe too!

Having already reviewed under General Register House, I thought I would take the opportunity to add... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Great Value

It is great to be able to find relatives from your past. The staff are very friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Edmonton, Canada
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3 Mar 2017
“Nice gardens and cafe too!”
28 Feb 2017
“Great Value”
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3 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YT, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Having already reviewed under General Register House, I thought I would take the opportunity to add a couple of other interesting things under ScotlandsPeople Centre, which may be of interest to some travellers. We visited here yesterday on a day trip to Edinburgh, and noticed...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It is great to be able to find relatives from your past. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The setting for research is a typical computer lab. In December 2016, the daily cost of access is 15 pounds. There is also a small cost...More

Thank kdagar
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was staying in a hotel around the corner from this place, a lovely looking building, lots of granite steps leading up to the front door, and with that neo classical look all pillars etc, very pleasing on the eye, though it did appear to...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 2 July 2016

If you want to look up a lot of records, coming here in person is definitely better value than searching the ScotlandsPeople website. The staff are so helpful, they translated quite a few words that I couldn't figure out. This is also the only place...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 13 February 2016

A whole day sounds long enough, but it's surprising just how quickly the day whizzes by. So, if you are there for filling in lots of details in your family tree, make sure your list of names, dates and events is prepared in advance. Then...More

1  Thank ILP-JP
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Have traveled from Glasgow to Edinburgh to carry out family tree research several times. £15 for a whole day with the computers being quick and easy to use. Staff are friendly and the premises are very clean and tidy. If you are unable to read...More

2  Thank laurenk779
Reviewed 26 September 2015

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.

Thank Bitza09
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I was here with a friend who was researching his Scottish past-- he was not expecting the 15 pound fee but the staff gave him some data anyway. Wonderful facility, really gracious staff, nice location near other attractions. It has a really great gift shop...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This was my first visit to the Scotlandspeople Centre. Previously been to the old GRO building around the corner in the past. It's £15 for the day and it's very easy to search for your ancestors. Nowadays it's all on computer, you just sit and...More

1  Thank Scotty102
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We spent an afternoon here looking for some family connections. We paid for the research aide and were incredibly impressed. Not only did we find some information, but when we got home we emailed with more information and a research assistant there was able to...More

Thank Claudmille
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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