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Learn With Lorna

Learn With Lorna, our series of short films about the documents in our collections continues to be broadcast on all four of our Facebook pages, at 11am on Thursdays (no Facebook account required) with all films subsequently made available on the High Life Highland YouTube channel.  All the films to date can be found here…. Read more »Read more

Family History Classes

Join us for the next set of virtual Family History for Beginners classes, run by our Family Historian over Zoom. The classes cover various aspects of Family History research including statutory records, census records, memorial inscriptions and relevant archival records. Two sets of classes are running through the month of February: Wednesday evenings 7-9pm (GMT)… Read more »Read more

Christmas (Family!) Trees

You can give the gift of Family History this Christmas! You can purchase Family History Gift Vouchers from the Highland Archive Service, redeemable for one hour of research each. The research can be done remotely – completely by staff – or in a consultation, either over a video call or in-person with the Family Historian… Read more »Read more

AI Welders/Rose Street Foundry Film

Following the interest in ‘Learn with Lorna – The Rose Street Foundry & AI Welders’ here’s a short film about the history of the company, using documents from the collections of the Highland Archive Centre.Read more

Archive Service Gift Vouchers

If you are looking for a gift with a difference, why not consider a Gift Voucher from the Archive Service? Redeemable at any of our Centres for Archive or Family History Research, they can be used for one hour of research done by or with a member of staff. To find out more or if… Read more »Read more

Family History Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of ancestry this Christmas with our Family History vouchers. Each voucher entitles the holder to one hour of Family Histoy research, either in person with our Family Historian or remotely. For more information or to purchase vouchers, e-mail [email protected] or phone 01463 256433.Read more

Using School Records for Research

Our Highland School Records include Admission Registers, Log Books, Feu Charters and Minute Books. They come from hundreds of schools and school boards and management committees. They can also include photographs and other school documentation. You can use School Records for a variety of research purposes including finding out what lessons were taught as well… Read more »Read more

Using Poor Relief Records for Research

Poor Relief Records are an excellent resource if you are studying Highland welfare provision. They can also be very useful for researching a person listed as a pauper. The Poor Law Amendment (Scotland) Act of 1845 established Parochial Boards (later Parish Councils) in each parish. They administered funds for the poor, gradually removing the responsibility from the church. Those… Read more »Read more

Poor Relief Records

Poor Relief records are be the perfect resource if you are researching Highland welfare provision. They are also very useful for researching a person listed as a pauper. Poor Relief records held at the four Highland Archive Service Centres include Applications for Relief, Parochial Board Minute Books and General Registers of Poor.  Read more

Mining the Archives Exhibition

We were delighted to welcome participants, parents, teachers and members of the public to the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness on the evening of Tuesday 28th March for the launch of ‘Mining the Archives’ – a display of creative writing by adults and children inspired by archives. The readings, including several by Millburn Academy pupils, were… Read more »Read more