21 December - National Records of Scotland, HM General Register House, 10am - 4pm
National Records of Scotland provides its public services in two of Scotland’s most important public buildings. General Register House was designed by Robert Adam and opened its doors in 1789, making it one of the oldest purpose-built archive buildings still in its original use. New Register House was designed by Matheson as the home of civil registration in Scotland and opened in 1861. There will be a small Christmas display, expert tours, and talks about NRS services.
There will be two tours of General Register House and New Register House, one at 12pm and one at 2pm. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes and must be booked in advance. Book Here.
There will also be two talks about the services and archives of National Records of Scotland. 'National Records of Scotland: Scotland's Archives', 11-12pm. Archivist Tessa Spencer will provide an introduction to National Records of Scotland and the unique records we hold. Book Here. 'Learning more about ScotlandsPeople', 1-2pm. Iain Ferguson from ScotlandsPeople will introduce the service and will provide some helpful hints and tips for ancestry-hunting on the ScotlandsPeople website. Book Here.
2 Princes Street, EH1 3YY