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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.
Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.
Regional Societies[edit | edit source]
East Dunbartonshire Heritage & History Forum
c/o East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust
William Patrick Library
2-4 West High Street
Kirkintilloch G66 1AD UK
Telephone: 0141 9562577
Website: East Dunbartonshire Heritage & History Forum
- The Forum aims to promote local history and heritage in East Dunbartonshire and in its individual communities; to support local history collections in East Dunbartonshire held in archives, museums, libraries, and heritage centres; to support the development of heritage and history centres in East Dunbartonshire; and to organise, and assist others organising, heritage and history events. It covers parts of the historic counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, and Stirlingshire.
The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
32 Mansfield Street
Glasgow G11 5QP UK
Telephone: 0141 339 8303
Website: The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
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- The society was founded in 1977 with the aim of promoting the study of family history, particularly for those whose family history has links with Glasgow and the west of Scotland. The counties included are Argyll, Ayr, Bute, Dunbarton, Lanark, Renfrew, and Stirling.
Local Societies[edit | edit source]
Clydebank Local History Society
Morison Memorial Church
Clydebank G81 1XH UK
Telephone: 0141 9411074
Website: Clydebank Local History Society
- The society's aim is to create greater awareness of the history, culture, and heritage of Clydebank and to encourage the preservation, development, and improvement of features of general public amenity and historic interest.
Kilmaronock Heritage Group
Kilmaronock Millennium Hall
Gartocharn, Alexandria G83 8NF UK
Website: Kilmaronock Heritage Group
Website #2: Kilmaronock Heritage Group
- The purpose is to collate, chronicle, and keep oral, written, photographic or any other form of records of biographical, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and natural historical and scientific details of Kilmaronock and its environs, inhabitants, and activities.
- Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries is a history and heritage society founded in 1933. In addition to arranging an annual programme of lectures, it researches and publishes on local topics and organises visits for members to places of historical interest.
- We are a history and heritage society drawing membership from across West Dunbartonshire, mainly from Bowling to Balloch. We concentrate mainly on lectures through the winter months and hold these monthly in the Concord Centre in Dumbarton. We do however participate in various other events and activities. These have included walks, sometimes in conjunction with the Clydebank History Society.