​The Registrars provides you with all the vital records to begin your family history journey.

Update, April 2021: “At the moment the Registration Service are currently dealing with essential registration business. The re-opening date of the Centre at the Mitchell Library is currently under review and will be advised in due course”

The Registrars is run by Glasgow City Council Registration Service.  The Centre is open Monday to Friday 9.30am until 4.00pm (except public holidays).  


The registrars are happy to provide access to the Scotland’s People package as part of a working partnership with the National Records of Scotland.  On arrival you will be allocated a computer station for you own exclusive use, providing access to:


Booking Information

Due to high demand, we recommend that you book a space to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made in person, by calling 0141 287 7655 or via email at  The current fee per person is £15.00 per day or part thereof.  A member of staff will demonstrate how to use and make the most of the facilities available so that you can undertake your research independently. Please note, access is to the ScotlandsPeople website only and no other websites.


In addition to our Monday to Friday opening hours the Genealogy Centre now normally opens one Saturday a month. When the Centre is open on a Saturday, it will be closed on the Wednesday beforehand. Please visit the Registrars​ page for dates and further information about our centre.