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Midlothian (Edinburghshire)

High Street, Portobello, 1915

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  • Lothians Family History Society


  • City of Edinburgh Council

    Cockfighting at an Edinburgh pit, 1785. The first book on the sport in Scotland was published in 1705 and soon became popular in many parts of the country.


  • Scottish Borders Heritage - the official web site of the Archaeology and Countryside Service of Scottish Borders Council.
  • History of Photography in Edinburgh - includes History of Edinburgh, Photos of Edinburgh & Edinburgh Today.
  • Rosslyn Chapel - official website.
  • Scottish tenement buildings HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.


  • City of Edinburgh Council - Museums & Galleries.
  • Edinburgh University Library - library and information resources.
  • Heriot-Watt University - archive, records management & museum service.
  • Lothian Health Services - archival records of hospitals in the Edinburgh and Lothian areas, including administration and patient records from 1727.
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - library.
  • Royal Scots Regimental Museum
  • Scottish Borders Council Libraries
  • Scottish Mining Museum

    Lasswade, 1883 (left) and Elm Row, Lasswade (right)


  • CORSTORPHINE - Edinburgh & Leith County Directories extracts for Corstorhine parish 1842-1905.
  • CORSTORPHINE - parish of Corstorphine miscellaneous records.
  • CORSTORPHINE - schoolmasters 1646-1924.
  • CORSTORPHINE - teachers as listed in 1881 census.
  • CORSTORPHINE - cemetery inscriptions from Corstorphine Old Parish Churchyard and inside Corstorphine Church.
  • CORSTORPHINE - Slater's Commercial Directory & Topography of Scotland 1852 Corstorphine, Gogar & Neighbourhood.
  • CORSTORPHINE - suburban directory of 1938-1939 A-B, C-D , E-I , J-L , M-P , R-S , T-Y.
  • DUDDINGSTON - 1851 2% census extract.
  • DUDDINGSTON - 16th to 19th century various databases.
  • EDINBURGH - Rosebank cemetery monumental inscriptions.
  • EDINBURGH - Memorials of Edinburgh in the olden time by Daniel Wilson F.R.S.S.A. This 299 page book was published in 1848 and is available to download free from the Google Book site.
  • EDINBURGH - professional photographers in Edinburgh 1840-1940. This site includes details of professional photographers who operated in Edinburgh from 1840 until 1940, or until the year the business ceased if later.
  • HERMISTON - village history.
  • INVERESK - kirkyard.
  • INVERESK - 16th to 19th century various databases.
  • LEITH - historical website.
  • LIBERTON - 16th to 19th century various databases.
  • MUSSELBURGH - 1842-43 Edinburgh & Leith County Directory - surnames A-K.
  • MUSSELBURGH - 1842-43 Edinburgh & Leith County Directory - surnames L-Y.
  • ST CUTHBERT - 1851 census extract.

    Leith Harbour 1822 (top left), Ryehill Avenue, Leith (top right), Leith Harbour 1880's (bottom left), Keith Cusoms House c1883 (bottom right)


  • LEITH - local history society.


  • Edinburghshire map 1884 - covering the area from Queensferry to Musselburgh.
  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.
  • Town Plan of Dalkeith - surveyed 1852.
  • Town Plan of Dalkeith - surveyed 1893.
  • Town Plan of Edinburgh - surveyed 1849-53.
  • Town Plan of Edinburgh - surveyed 1876-70.
  • Town Plan of Edinburgh - surveyed 1893-4.
  • Town Plan of Musselburgh - surveyed 1853.
  • Town Plan of Musselburgh - surveyed 1893.
  • Town Plan of Portobello - surveyed 1893-4.

    Midlothian / Edinburghshire county map


  • National War Museum of Scotland
  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in the Borders & Lothian
  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in Edinburgh
  • CORSTORPHINE - WWI memorial.
  • CORSTORPHINE - WWII memorial.
  • CURRIE - World War 1 Memorial.
  • CURRIE - World War 2 Memorial.

    Smolletts House, St John's Street, Edinburgh 1880's (left) Margaret Suttie, salt hawker, 1799 (middle), Queen Street, Edinburgh c1883 (right)


  • Edinburgh & Leith Post Office - County Directories 1842-1843.
  • GENUKI's pages for Midlothian
  • Midlothian GenWeb - a part of the British Isles GenWeb Project helping researchers find local resources and reference information.
  • Scottish Genealogy Society - based in Edinburgh.
  • Edinburgh St Cuthberts - 1851 Census.
  • Passenger List - Leith to New York on the "Andromache" 1820.
  • Playbills from Edinburgh’s Theatre Royal - searchable scanned images.
  • The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons; - official website of the main Masonic movement in Scotland. Includes library, museum and lodge history.
  • IGI Batch Numbers for Midlothian
  • Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives
  • Friendly Societies in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife - a guide to some aspects of the Self-help movement in our region.


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