Family History

Although we love to hear your stories of your East Lothian family could we suggest, in the first place, you direct your enquiries seeking further information into your family or a particular property to the:

East Lothian Library Service, Local History Centre using the email address

Below are other useful links that may assist you in expanding your research base. Should you still find you are having difficulty in making any further progress, please don’t hestitate to contact Haddington’s History Society via our contact page where we may be able to point you in the right direction.

John Gray Centre
This is the Website of East Lothian Library Museum Archive Archaeology where you will find an enormous collection of historical information on East Lothian.
The Official Government Source of Genealogical Data For Scotland. Free Search of complete Birth, Death, Marriage & Census Records.  
Lost Haddington
Facebook Page on Lost Haddington
Old Haddingtonshire
Facebook Page on Old Haddingtonshire (East Lothian)
East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists’ Society
The Society was founded for the study of the antiquities, archaeology, local history and natural history of East Lothian and for the collection and publication of relevant documentary evidence. 
Findagrave Website – Memorial Inscriptions for Athelstaneford
Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world. This link goes directly to the Athelstaneford Churchyard MIs.
Findagrave Website – MIs for St Mary’s Parish Churchyard
Memorial Inscriptions for 179 memorials. This churchyard is also known as Haddington Parish Church.
St Mary’s Parish Church – Graveyard List
The Index is arranged alphabetically by surname and has been divided into 24 pages, one for each letter of the alphabet (there are no surnames beginning with X or Z).