Ancestry in the Scottish Borders

Quick Finder

Search for Places

Search Accommodation

Or
Room / Property
If booking self-catering accommodation please select 1 room/property for the total number of adults & children.
Advanced Search

Search What's On

Or
Start Date
End Date

Search things to do

Or

Search Food & Drink

Or

Search Scots Agents

  • The Heritage Hub in Hawick
    The Heritage Hub in Hawick
  • The Heritage Hub in Hawick
    The Heritage Hub in Hawick
  • Research at the Heritage Hub in Hawick
    Research at the Heritage Hub in Hawick
  • A statue outside the Heritage Hub in Hawick
    A statue outside the Heritage Hub in Hawick

The history of the Scottish Borders plays an important part in the country's background, from the Scottish Wars of Independence to Jacobite Risings and raids by the Borders Reivers. Find out if your ancestors lived in this region and were involved in the history.

Why not take the opportunity to uncover your Scottish Borders ancestry by consulting the archives of the Heritage Hub in the Heart of Hawick which date back 750 years? Trace your family tree and learn about the evolution of the Scottish Borders communities, their industries and people.

The Heritage Hub is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the UK. This treasure trove of archive material illustrates how the region developed over the centuries and contains collections that illuminate the lives of famous locals.

You can also find other archives in the Scottish Borders by visiting local libraries, churches, cemetries and the Genealogy Registrar, who is based in the Borders Textile Towerhouse, to look into birth, marriage and death records as well as census returns and old parish records.

You can discover more about the history of the Scottish Borders and how your ancestors may have lived.

Share