The National Mining Museum Scotland is often contacted by people carrying out family research.

Please download a guide for starting your research into your coal mining family history, what NMMS might be able to provide and what other good sources of information are out there.

Although the Reference Library does not hold employment records for miners, you may be able to find information about a family member if they were involved in mine management or were an official of the National Coal Board (NCB) or National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). National Coal Board employment records are currently held at Iron Mountain, Rumer Hill Industrial Estate, Rumer Hill Road, Cannock, WS11 8EX, tel. 0844 264 1486.

Further information on resources can also be downloaded below.

PDF Tracing Family History
PDF Further Information