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Local and family history

We care for and promote your cultural heritage

Our subscription to this great family history website is usually only accessible on site in our libraries. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we can now offer temporary online access to our library members from home. To use it, visit your library account page and log in with your library card and PIN number. Just click the Ancestry Library Edition link and you will once again have access to a wealth of resources to help you with your family history. Happy Searching!

If you don't know your PIN number of would like to join East Renfrewshire Libraries visit our joining the library page.

Through East Renfrewshire Heritage Service you have access to:

  • A rich local collection with thousands of photographs, documents and objects to help you explore East Renfrewshire's people and places through time.
  • A welcoming heritage centre at Giffnock Library and a great collection of heritage resources at Barrhead Foundry.
  • A programme of classes, workshops, events, exhibitions, school visits and projects on family and local history.
  • A friendly and efficient enquiry service for those of you who can't visit or are finding your research a bit tricky.

You will also find information available online through:

*This link is only accessible from within East Renfrewshire library premises.

Local and Family History You will find much more detailed information on this section of the website.