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Family history and genealogy
Family history and genealogy research is provided by a network of Highland Archive Centres across the Highlands. The Family History Centre in Inverness is a facility dedicated to all aspects of genealogy, clan history, and family history throughout the Highlands and the wider world. To find out more visit the website at http://www.highlandarchives.org.uk/genealogy.asp
For other Scottish Clans & Genealogy links and resources click here.
Scotlands People Public Library Voucher Scheme
Highland Libraries can now offer customers a discounted rate to access the Scotlands People website. The website is the official government source for genealogical data for Scotland and one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information.
Library customers can now purchase £6.00 Starter Vouchers to get 60 credits or £4.80 Top-up Vouchers to get 30 credits. Vouchers are now available for sale through your local Highland library. Staff can also help customers to use the vouchers and advise them on searching records on the website. Click here for more information about how to use the vouchers.
Find out about public notices, licensing applications, planning submissions, road works notices and other general notices in your local area at Scotland's Public Information Notices website - tellmescotland http://www.tellmescotland.gov.uk/notices/highland/
Highland Libraries subscribe to a large collection of Oxford Reference books on-line including Grove Music Online, Grove Art Online as well as the comprehensive Oxford Reference Online with hundreds of titles including English dictionaries, Thesaurus, Encyclopaedias, bi-lingual dictionaries and subject reference collections:
Please note: To access to Oxford reference resources, please enter the word high before your 14-digit card number.
Smartcard & NEC card users - please enter the first 14 digits of your card number only, leaving off the last 2 digits to access this resource
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Inverness Library: Reference Room
Tel: 01463 236463
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The Highland Council
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31A Harbour Road
Tel: 01463 235713
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