Lothians Family History Society

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Lothians Family History Society
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Website www.lothiansfhs.org.uk

Lothians Family History Society The Lothians family History Society is a non-profit making Society consisting of members interested in promoting the study of genealogy and family history, starting and extending research into family roots, and in furthering interest in and facilities for genealogical research. The society is situated in Bonnyrigg which is approximately seven miles south of Edinburgh. The Society`s Library is housed in the Lasswade High School Centre`s Library which is open during the same hours as the school library from 08:30 to 16:00 hours daily (closed for lunch 12:00-12:50) and in the evenings on Wednesdays from 18:15 to 21:00.


The Lothians Family History Society was originally founded as the Midlothians Family History Society but changed its name at a later date. The focus is on Lothians genealogy, excluding Edinburgh itself.


  • Assistance doing family history
  • Access to the society's collection
  • Forums
  • Monthly meetings
  • Publications
  • Newsletter

  Benefits of Membership in Local Family History Societies

The following advantages and benefits of joining a local family history society will help you extend your pedigree and grow your knowledge and research skills in each England county:

  1. One of the best ways to discover other (distant) relatives, with whom to collaborate on family lines.
  2. Learn about events and local history which directly affected your ancestors.
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