East Lothian or Scottish Ancestry?

One of our number purchased Clerkington Estate Haddington in 1795 and we've been in East Lothian ever since as you note from elsewhere in this website a number of enthusiastic family members from around the word have extensively researched the family and built up a database of over 50,000 family members. The reason for the picture of St Mary's Haddington on our home page is many of our relatives are buried there. If you want to follow Houstoun, Houston, Huston or the numerous families on our tree its relatively easy to help. However, if you are researching your ancestry in Scotland Wallbank is well placed with the now essential free internet access coupled to close proximity to Edinburgh the following links should wet your appetite:-

www.scotsgenealogy.com Family History Centre

The Society, based in Edinburgh and founded in 1953, helps with research into Scottish family and local history. Run by volunteers, we can advise you at all stages in your research. Members and visitors will always get a friendly welcome at the Library & Family History Centre.


www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20012/libraries/183/trace_your_family_tree Libraries

Edinburgh Libraries has free resources to help you trace your family's history both from home and the library.


www.nrscotland.gov.uk National records of Scotland

General Register House
2 Princes Street
EH1 3Y
Family and historical research can be carried out in this building at the ScotlandsPeople Centre and Historical Search room


www.johngraycentre.org/about/archives East Lothian Ancestry

The Archives aim to inform, delight and engage. It is our responsibility to collect, care for and make accessible the historical records of the county. As a result we hold a large collection of original source material going back almost 700 years.



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