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Information about Scotland's People

From 1 April 2011, the General Register Office for Scotland merged with the National Archives of Scotland to become the National Records of Scotland (NRS). This website will remain active until it is replaced in due course by a new website for NRS.
We are part of the devolved Scottish Administration. We are responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces, and adoptions. We run the Census and we use Census and other data to publish information about population and households. We are the main source of family history records. We hope that our website will help you find what you want to know about Scotland’s people. 

Family Records ›

Research your family history. Book a place at ScotlandsPeople Centre, or search online at ScotlandsPeople. Order a birth, death or marriage certificate.

Statistics ›

Find the size, location and characteristics of Scotland's population and how this changes. Learn how population sources can aid medical research...

Census ›

Explore and understand past censuses.

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Royal Anniversary Messages

What's New?

  • View recent additions to the GROS website...

Future Publications

  • Find out which publications we plan to release in the future...

Other Related Websites

Scotland's Census ›Results from the 2011 Census now available...

SCROL ›Use our SCROL (Scotland's Census Results OnLine) website for 2001 Census data.

ScotlandsPeople ›The online source of civil registration, open census records, old parish registers and wills for Scotland...

Page last updated: 10 December 2013

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