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General Register House

H M General Register House 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY, Scotland
+44 131 535 1314
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A Stunning Building And Exhibition

Whilst we have walked by the General Register House, containing the National Records of Scotland on... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Digging deeper into family roots

Spent an enjoyable half day here. Reasonable cost to do research. Very very helpful staff, stayed... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Metairie, Louisiana
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H M General Register House 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 535 1314
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst we have walked by the General Register House, containing the National Records of Scotland on many occasions, we have never been in, and with the "Famous Scots From The Past" Exhibition being advertised during the Festival, thought this would be a good time. The...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Spent an enjoyable half day here. Reasonable cost to do research. Very very helpful staff, stayed with me till I got settled in. Beautiful building, too, so the atmosphere was wonderful. I was able to confirm dates and names more easily here than having to...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Visited the General Register House yesterday with my daughter whilst on a day trip to the city. It is situated at the very end of Princes Street, just before the commencement of Waterloo Place, has a statue of the Duke of Wellington outside it, and...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Certainly some grand buildings around this city, and this being another one of them, really had a great time here, and it is just lovely to saunter around the streets having a feel of the cities atmosphere.

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 11 January 2017

These days we can do a lot online, and General Register House has its online presence with 'Scotland's People'. However I went there to get some help with working out how to best use the information available, and you can also access their computer system...More

Thank PtarmiganTraveller
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I am a regular user of both the Scotland's People Centre and the Historic Search Room. There is so much information that it would take several lifetime to ferret out everything of interest! The staff are very helpful and the computerised search systems are very...More

Thank Bean-astair
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I've been visiting here for several years, tracing my family. It's always a pleasure - great surroundings, friendly and helpful staff, and I always find something unexpected and of interest. We in Scotland are so fortunate to have this amazing resource. The computerisation makes it...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

After hearing an enthusiastic review of the midwifery exhibition on BBC Radio Scotland decided to go along during a visit to Edinburgh. We initially missed the tiny exhibition as we walked through the building. What a shame that it was not more prominent. There were...More

Thank Midhill
Reviewed 31 July 2015

The General Register House is right in front of Waverley Station as you exit. You can go in and find out anything you want to know about your ancestors. It is a government building so check the opening hours.

Thank thesteevesgroup
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

This is known as the Dome to locals lawyers (not the Dome that is the pub on George Street) with the monument to Wellington in front of it. In here you can find details of every death, birth & marriage in Scotland - huge amount...More

Thank ScottishTemplar
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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