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

Update: 9 September 2021

Due to the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Genealogy Centre - run by Glasgow City Council's Registrars Services at the Mitchell Library (ScotlandsPeople Family History) will remain closed and bookings will not be taken until further notice.

Whilst we were hoping to confirm a re-opening date for the Family history Centre in the coming weeks, due to pressures elsewhere in the service, the decision has been taken to push back the date in order to allow our staff the necessary time to work through the extensive backlog of high priority statutory duties that we are dealing with at the moment.

We understand that this is frustrating for some of our citizens/service users,  however,  rest assured our team continue to work hard and we are hopeful that we will be in a position to re-open the centre soon.  All updates will be provided on our website ( when any further information is available.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we continue to face the challenges of the ongoing pandemic and the impact on our resources and services.​

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.