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The Family History Centre - Highland Archive & Registration Centre

by Lynn Birch - 18:23 on 29 November 2016

The Family History Centre

Highland Archive & Registration Centre

If you are interested in finding out more about your Highland or Family history then the Highland Archive Centre is going to be really useful in your quest.

This new building, situated  on Bught Road alongside the river Ness has over 6 miles of shelving holding records of the counties of Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland and Nairnshire.  These records include Census returns, old parish records, education records, property records, poor relief records, Council minutes, Police archives, Tartan Archives, large scale Ordnance Survey maps along with many hundreds of collections from businesses, estate, church and family records.

You can visit and check out their library which contains reference books and journals relating to Scottish families and Highland Clans – the opening days are Monday to Thursday. There is no charge to access the archive collections but donations are welcome to cover the running costs of the Archive Centre.

The knowledgeable staff can offer a one-to-one consultation with a Family Historian for an hourly charge which will help your creation of a bespoke family tree.

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