This search tool uses Google technologies to help find the correct volumes. It won’t get you to the exact page, however, or the Fourth Statistical Account, which can be searched separately. We have also created a new experimental search tool that covers the East Lothian history societies, at least the active ones, and of course the compendious resources of the John Gray Centre Archive.
A direct link to our Google Custom Search Engine is here if you using Advert Blocking software.
To retrieve transactions volumes with articles on e.g. ‘East Barns’ or the ‘Friendly Society of Free Gardeners’, or ‘Ice Houses’ in East Lothian you can use the following:-
filetype:pdf "free gardeners" or
filetype:pdf "ice houses" etc.
This will restrict the search to the PDF file type and the quotes will restrict the search to an exact match.
If nothing is found relax the search criteria, but if you find that you get too many results tighten them, by using quotes or qualifying your search with a negative sign e.g.
gilmerton -"walled garden"
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