Glasgow Life - the Mitchell Library
About this Organisation
The Special Collections department is part of The Mitchell Library’s Family History Centre.
We work with partners - Glasgow City Council’s Registrars Genealogy Service and Glasgow City Archives – to deliver cohesive, comprehensive and high-quality local and family history services for the West of Scotland. Each partner retains its distinct identity and role, while aiming for the ‘best fit’ for customers. Our shared location improves customers’ access to resources, sustaining momentum for individuals carrying out prolonged research.
Ms Susan Taylor
Tel: 0141 287 2932
The Glasgow Collection was one of the very first 'special collections' to be formed when The Mitchell Library opened in 1877, the idea being to preserve all material relating to the history, life and people of the city of Glasgow. This unique collection holds a variety of material - for example, books, maps, plans, directories, newspapers, photographs, pamphlets, Valuation and Voters' Rolls, ... read more
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|Family History at the Mitchell||
Family History resources at the Mitchell Library are made up of records from the Glasgow City Archives, the Registrars' Genealogy Service, the library's Special Collections and the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives. The Family History at the Mitchell website can help you discover and learn information and skills to help you trace your family history:
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|Mitchell Library - Special Collections||
The Mitchell Library has a number of Special Collections that have been acquired through purchase, donation or bequest since it opened in 1877. These are unique or valuable or reflect their social, cultural and/or historical significance, and include material relating to Glasgow, early printed books, manuscripts; photographs, chapbooks, miniature books, Private Press books, Scottish Poetry ... read more
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