Friday, February 29, 2008


Genealogists with Scottish ancestors may be interested in the Capital Collections of the Edinburgh City Libraries:

"Welcome to Capital Collections - a choice of images from the collections of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services. Whether you are researching your family tree or doing a school project, you can discover the historical and cultural life of Edinburgh, Scotland and the Scots through this growing image library which includes a wonderful selection of photographs, drawings, watercolours and engravings.

Copies of many of the images are available for purchase. Look at Order Images for more information. Online ordering will be available soon.


Use the Search box at the top right of the screen or the A-Z to find images. Use Help for searching tips. When your search is complete you will be able to select from a gallery of images, each with accompanying information.


On-line exhibitions feature selected images from the collections. Some of the exhibitions are highlighted on the right of this page and a complete listing is available from the menu choice Exhibitions.

Use of the website

Images from this site can be downloaded for personal and educational purposes. Please read the Terms and Conditions and the section on copyright for more information."


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