Borders Family History Society
- Borders Family History Society, Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 3JS, Scotland
- No phone
- Record Surname Interests (free)
- Gravestones Index
- Magazine Article Index
- Poor Law Records Index
- Family Tree Index
- Join Us
- 50-50 Club
- Email contact form
- Free, though donations always welcome
- Half an hour of research time costs &GBP;7.50 (members) &GBP;10 (non members).
- 1st April to 31st October: Thursdays from 10 am to 3.45 pm (pre-booking advisable). Other days and times by appointment (pre-booking essential). Space is extremely limited. Book via our Contacts page, selecting Archive Appointment Request and await response.
- Varies - see the Join Us page
- 3 times per year, usually March, June and October - members only
Borders Family History Society concentrates on the Scottish Borders region in south-eastern Scotland.
The Scottish Borders region comprises the old Border counties (Roxburghshire, Berwickshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire), and part of the former Midlothian and Edinburghshire counties.
We're here to help people with their family history primarily in the Scottish Borders region, as well as in adjacent counties of England and Scotland.
We record monumental/gravestone/tombstone inscriptions (MIs), and research local social history and publish the results in our books and CDs; we also sell other relevant genealogical publications. Our MIs now cover over 5,000 distinct surnames in the Borders.
Members get a 44 page magazine three times a year and discounts on monumental inscriptions volumes, Scotland'sPeople vouchers and research service, and free access to GEDCOM family trees by email.
Visitors can use our site to further their research by recording their Surname Interests (free), viewing others' Queries and Surname Interests (currently 9,300 interests recorded - covering more than 2,380 surnames), searching the indexes to our publications: the Gravestones Index, the Magazine Article Index, the Poor Law Records Index, the Family Trees Index (550 family trees held now cover more than 4,100 distinct surnames), or raising discussion topics in the Forums.
You can ask us to do research for you.