East Lothian Local Studies, Archives and Local History

East Lothian Local Studies

(previously Haddingtonshire Local Studies) 

Local Studies research can take on many forms. Perhaps you would like to know a specific fact about an address your ancestor lived at or you may wish to locate a grave situated in an East Lothian (previously Haddingtonshire) graveyard.

Gengenie Research can help! We can visit any site you wish in the East Lothian (previously Haddingtonshire) area and provide you with photographic evidence of your specific search.

Where local studies research is required for your Scottish Family History Research our Genealogist, Shirley is perfectly situated. Being based within 10 miles of the John Gray centre where she can work directly on your research.

The Archives at the John Gray centre are a large collection of original material going back more than 600 years. The collection includes manuscripts, minute books and images relating to many aspects of East Lothian’s (previously Haddingtonshire) history. The archives also hold the records of East Lothian Council and its predecessors.

Some of the records held by the John Gray Centre:

  • East Lothian Image Collection
  • Research guides
  • Haddington Criminal Register
  • Poor Law records
  • Newspaper indexes
  • East Lothian Life Index
  • Index to Haddingtonshire Militia
  • Index to District Council Minutes

If you are looking to add extra information to you Scottish Family History or are curious about your Scottish Ancestors our local studies research can help!


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