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For copies of birth, death and marriage certificates:

New Register House
3 West Register Street

We are at the east end of Edinburgh's Princes Street, directly opposite the Balmoral Hotel, a few minutes walk from the main Waverley railway station, the bus station and the airport bus-stop. There is no space for car parking or for baggage storage. If informed in advance we can make arrangements for customers with disabilities.

For census, population, household and vital statistics data:

Ladywell House
Ladywell Road
EH12 7TF

Ladywell House is located in Corstorphine on the west side of Edinburgh. Head west on the A8 from the city centre and turn left at the Drumbrae roundabout. At the second set of traffic-lights turn left into Ladywell Road. Ladywell House is on the left about 75 metres further on.

Please note that all family research takes place at the Scotlands People Centre (for further information please see the Scotlands People Centre website).

For information about the National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) maintained on behalf of the Scottish Government Department of Health:

Cairnsmore House (on Bing Maps) 
Crichton Business Park
Bankend Road

We can provide help to approved medical researchers who have had their studies authorised by the Privacy Advisory Committee. For more information see under NHSCR on this website or contact us.

Opening Times

The Edinburgh buildings are normally open to customers between 09:00 and 16:30 hours, Monday to Friday.

Cairnsmore House, in Dumfries, is normally open to customers by appointment.

We are closed on certain public holidays, which in the period to the end of January 2015 are as follows:


25 December 2014


26 December 2014


1 January 2015


2 January 2015


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Page last updated: 16 September 2014

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