skip to content

Mitchell Library/Family History Centre (Scotland)


North Street
G3 7DN


0141 287 2937


0141 287 2815


Websites (Family History at The Mitchell: Information, guides, images and tips about how to research your family's past) (Mitchell Library Family History Centre) (Virtual Mitchell: Photographs mainly from the Archives and Special Collections housed in the Mitchell Library)!/GlasgowLib


The Mitchell library and Family History Centre houses major resources to trace family history mainly in Glasgow and Strathclyde but also throughout Scotland.

The holdings include:

Business records
Church records
Census returns
Election registers
Land ownership records
Monumental inscriptions
Newspapers and periodical collections
Old Parish Registers
Poor relief applications
Regimental histories
School records
Statutory records of births, marriages and death
Valuation rolls
Voters' rolls

The Mitchell Library also houses the City’s Archives which documents the heritage of the City and the West of Scotland which includes poor law, church, school and many other archive collections which can help identify and make connections with your ancestors. The Glasgow Collection will help you discover all about the history and the development of the city. Virtual Mitchell contains around 9,000 photographs depicting people, streets and buildings around the city of Glasgow.