- Glasgow City Archives
See what collections are available and how to view them.
- The Mitchell
Discover your family history at the Michell library. Lots of records available, with some online.
Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials
- Glasgow & Lanarkshire Death & Burial Index
Discover your ancestor who died and was buried in Glasgow and the county of Lanarkshire. From the index, you may learn your ancestors’ birth year, death and burial dates, age at death, burial place, and mortcloth price.
- Glasgow Registers 1857-1962
Search names of over 30 million eligible voters. The registers can reveal where your ancestor lived and possibly some information about the property.
- RootsChat Lanarkshire
Ask a question about your Lanarkshire or Glasgow ancestors or just browse the previous posts to see info and links to help with your research.
General Family History
- The Glasgow Story
The Glasgow Story tell the story of Glasgow in words and pictures. It has many items of interest for family historians, including the 1913-1914 valuation rolls. There is also a list of Glasgow placenames and personalities.
View street directories which might help you find your ancestor’s address and occupation in a particular year.
- Glasgow Memorials
An old book available online with a lot of Glasgow history and 100 illustrations.
- Old Glasgow Pubs
History and location of old pubs and their landlords where possible.
- Old Lanarkshire Maps
Many old maps of Lanarkshire, mostly of Glasgow.
- Glasgow Smallpox Vaccination Registers 1801-1854
Did your ancestor get an inoculation against smallpox?
- Evening Times Roll of Honour
During the First World War, the Evening Times newspaper printed short biographies of service personnel from Glasgow and surrounding areas, who were reported missing, wounded or killed, often as an appeal from their families for further information. Entries usually include regiment, address, family names, occupation and often a photograph. This photograph may be the only one that exists of the person at that time.
- Merchants House of Glasgow
A list of the matriculated members of the Merchants House of Glasgow from 3rd October 1768 to 10th June 1891.
- Glasgow Police Heritage Society
View information about famous police officers, detectives, personalities and the police force in general.
Photos & Postcards
- Mitchell Library
Old photos and memories of Glasgow. Search by area, street, subject or just browse the collection.
- Glasgow Roll of Graduates
A roll of the graduates of the University of Glasgow from 31st December, 1727 to 31st December, l897. With short biographical notes.
- Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
Get help with researching your Glasgow ancestors and visit the society’s regular events.
- Lanarkshire Family History Society
If you have an interest in Family History or research in the historic county of Lanarkshire, the society could be a good place to start.