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If unable to visit the research library, you may like to use our research services.
Library Catalogue - available to members and non-members.
The Scottish Gazetteer is a listing of Scottish place names (villages, towns & parishes) to help find the county, official parish number or census film reel numbers. The Society holds the complete 1841 & 1851 census and also Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow for 1861 on microfilm in our library. To access, logon to the GSV members area above.
Guided Research (members only) is useful when starting your research as it presents the major records on particular places and topics with some background information and tips. This is the best place for newcomers to genealogy or a region.
GSV@Home - learn more accesssing GSV resources online from home.
The GSV is a FamilySearch (LDS) affiliate library with access to nearly all of their restricted image collections. So when searching for records in the FamilySearch cataogue and you see the message "To view these images you must do the following: Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate Library" come visit the GSV Research Library.
The world-wide resources of the library include free use within our research library of a number of subscription sites: Ancestry™, findmypast™, TheGenealogist™, British Newspaper Archive™, MyHeritage™ and ScotlandsPlaces™