Family Historians

Family History Research at LHSA

If your ancestor was a patient, nurse, doctor, or other hospital employee, we have a wide variety of records which may help you to find out more about your family.  Please use the menu on the right to narrow down your research.

What we can't help you with:

If you are looking for information about a former student, graduate or member of staff of University of Edinburgh, please consult the University archives, held in Heritage Collections.  However, if your ancestor was a Resident (junior doctor) or member of staff at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after graduation then we may be be able to add to the information Heritage Collections can provide for you.

If you are looking for statutory records (such as birth, death, or marriage certificates), please visit the ScotlandsPeople website.

Heritage Collections

National Records of Scotland

Scotland's People