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Scottish Genealogy Society

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Nice Resource, Great Staff, More Time Consuming Than Helpful

The people here really went to great trouble to show me around the stacks, chat with me about the... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Emily D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Scottish Genealogy Society

The women at the Scottish Genealogy Society were very friendly, but the society isn't really set up... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Rockford, Illinois
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26 Jun 2018
“Nice Resource, Great Staff, More Time Consuming Than Helpful”
9 Feb 2018
“Scottish Genealogy Society”
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15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, Scotland
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The people here really went to great trouble to show me around the stacks, chat with me about the likeliest books to read through, and explain some finer points of Scottish genealogy to me, all of which I appreciate immensely. That said, this is basically...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

The women at the Scottish Genealogy Society were very friendly, but the society isn't really set up to help one work. It seems the Records Department is the place to go -- for !5GBP a day. Copies are 7p a page, if I remember correctly,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Helpful volunteers. Productive afternoon. Bought some booklets, did some research. At the endof victoria terrace, there is a little dog-leg and thats where you'll find it. Quite near library too.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Judith W
Reviewed 26 July 2015

A little hard to find, Victoria Terrace is the upper level of Victoria St. The society is all the way at the end, around the corner. I had to call to finally find it. They had a registered genealogist on staff the day I visited,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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