Archives & Local History
Archives and Local History is an excellent starting point for all your needs relating to the history and culture of East Lothian and provides many exciting opportunities for research.
The Archives aim to inform, delight and engage. It is our responsibility to collect, care for and make accessible the historical records of the county. As a result we hold a large collection of original source material stretching back 700 years. The collection includes manuscripts, maps, books and images relating to many aspects of East Lothian’s history. We are also the repository for records of East Lothian Council and its predecessors.
The Local History area has a lovely large reading and study space, free wifi and computers as well as our team always on hand to help. We can assist with genealogy and local history enquiries from our collection of Old Parish Registers, Censuses, Monumental Inscriptions, Valuation Rolls, Sasines and newspapers.
If you want to find out about your community, your house, your family or a particular organisation in East Lothian, the Archives and Local History service is the place to come. We can also undertake research for you though there is a small fee for this to cover our costs. Please contact us if you’d like our help or browse our list of research guides.
Looking to the future as well as the past, we are also interested in continuing to add to our collections so please do get in touch if you have any items which you think may be of interest to us.
15 Lodge St, Haddington, EH41 3DX
Tel: 01620 820695
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