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Our archive and search room is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Keep up to date via our Facebook page and Twitter.

Welcome to the Borders Family History Society website.

Please be aware that the website is no longer being updated, and a new website is under development. The old website still contains useful and useable content for your research.

Key Pages that do not contain current information are:-

Join Us: Annual subscription amounts. Before joining the Society, please contact the Membership Secretary on for current subscription rates and guidance.

Publications: Ordering publications from our Sales List. Before purchasing or ordering any items presented on the Sales List (including postal charges), please contact the Sales Convener on for current prices and guidance.

Other key contacts are available in the current website are available on the Contacts Page.

Any other questions about the Society, and/or in the absence of a response. Please contact

Our Archive and Research rooms are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturdays during the summer months, from 10 am to 4 pm. @52 Overhaugh Street, Galashiels TD1 1DP Tel: +44 (0)1896 750387. Please check before visiting.

About Borders Family History Society

We're here to help people with their family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, as well as in adjacent counties of England and Scotland; though if you need help with other places, we may be able to help you, too.

Our Archive and Search Room is at 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP, Scotland.
Opening Hours
   Tuesdays 10am to 4pm
Thursdays 10am to 4pm.

Use this site to further your research by
To join the Society, please see our
Joining Borders Family History Society page which shows the range of benefits available to members, and the subscription rates.

The Society is registered as a charity (number SC005531).
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