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What's your story?

Discover the past with free access to historical newspapers and interactive heritage resources.

British Newspaper Archive British Newspaper Archive
Capital Collections Capital Collections
Edinburgh Collected Edinburgh Collected
Family history guide Family history guide
How to search your family tree at Edinburgh Libraries
Find my past Find my past
Family history tracing database
John Johnson John Johnson
Our Town Stories Our Town Stories
Explore Edinburgh's history in pictures and maps
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Database of British biographical information
Pencils of Light Pencils of Light
An online album of early photography
ScotlandsPlaces ScotlandsPlaces
Database of Scottish historical records
Scotsman Digital Archive Scotsman Digital Archive
Read the Scotsman newspaper from 1817 to 1950
Scran Scran
Online image, audio and video database for Edinburgh and beyond
Times Digital Archive Times Digital Archive
Read the Times newspaper from 1785 to 2011
Whose Town? Whose Town?
World War One resources World War One resources
Edinburgh Libraries online World War One resources
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Capital Collections exhibition Capital Collections exhibition
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