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ScotlandsPeople and Research Services – Family History


The Heritage Hub is a ScotlandsPeople Centre, where for £15.00 a day you can have unlimited access to one of the world’s best online sources of original family history information.

You will also benefit from help and advice from our friendly, knowledgeable staff trained in genealogy and access to Scottish ancestry resources, including:

  • Wills
  • Statutory birth, marriage and death records
  • Old Parish records
  • Roman Catholic records
  • Valuation Rolls
  • Kirk Session records

For an additional fee you can obtain copies of some of these records for your personal use; we also offer Gift Vouchers for ScotlandsPeople.

Remote Research Service

If you’re unable to visit us to carry out your own research, we offer a Remote Research Service for any topic relating to the heritage of the Scottish Borders covered by our resources.

For £47.00 per hour (including VAT) you’ll receive:

  • a report on sources consulted and results found (both positive and negative);
  • suggestions for further research

Please note, the fee is for time taken and does not guarantee that everything asked for can be found.

To request a search please fill in a Remote Research Request Form and return it to

Advance payment by debit or credit card in sterling is required in full for all requests by telephoning 01450 360699.

We also offer Remote Research gift vouchers, please enquire for more information.

For Heritage Hub opening hours and contact details, click HERE. For Frequently Asked Questions, click HERE.