Where I carry out my genealogy research

As Alan is on his online tour of archive images and has reached Edinburgh, I thought for my Sepia Saturday post that I’d show you where I carry out my genealogy research in Edinburgh – General Register House, at the East end of Princes Street.  Due to the current adverse weather conditions, two of the search rooms were closed yesterday, and I was the only researcher in the Adam Dome.  Check out the fabulous ceiling

Adam Dome Ceiling, General Register House, EdinburghThe walls are lined with various Registers and, in an alcove is a statue of King George III, which was originally placed in the centre of the Rotunda in 1791.  He’s a little bit spooky to be alone with, if I’m honest :-)  You can read more about this historic building here

Statue of King George IIISorry the images aren’t brilliant, but I took them using my phone.  While you’re all on a virtual tour of Scotland, why not visit the Orkney Archive blog (rather irreverent and amusing, I think).

Jo

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11 Responses to Where I carry out my genealogy research

  1. Alan Burnett says:

    What a marvelous place to do your research in, and there is nothing wrong with the images, they capture the place perfectly. Check out Dakotaboo’s post as I suspect you will be able to answer his question. And thanks for the link to the Orkney Archive blog, I’ll follow it up.

  2. QMM says:

    I will check on that. I don’t find any of my ancestry from Scotland, but always fascinated by it. Mine were from Wales and England. Get pics. Blessings
    QMM

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  4. And I just sit at my messy desk while doing my genealogy research!
    I envy you. It looks like a beautiful place.

  5. Jo says:

    It is a wonderful place – and when you are stuck for inspiration you can just look up for a couple of minutes to clear your head and think about something else before you
    carry on. Or watch the seagulls on the domed roof :-) doing what seagulls do…

  6. Nancy says:

    Well, I must admit that I am just slightly envious! Lucky you to have such a beautiful place to search out your ancestors. The dome is beautiful! Your phone did a good job with the photos. I think the photo of King George looks just a little ghostly! Thanks for sharing this wonderful place.

  7. TICKLEBEAR says:

    certainly is inspirational. i think i’d go there just to have tea and look around…
    :)~
    HUGZ

  8. Larry says:

    What a beautiful place to work. It is amazing in its fine design. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Jennifer says:

    What a beautiful place to do your research!

  10. I have never seen the likes of it..so thanks for the photos..the dome is beautiful..I am sure George the III is harmless..but I don’t think I would want to be all alone with him either:)

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