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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
Email: dwmmartindon@live.co.uk
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
Unit 13
32 Mansfield Street
Glasgow G11 5QP UK
Telephone: 0141 339 8303
Email: visitscotland@gwsfhs.org.uk
Website: The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
Website #2: The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
Website #3: The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society

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
Dumbarton Road
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
Church Rd
Gartocharn, Alexandria G83 8NF UK
Email: KMHG.secretary@mybtinternet.com
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
Park Centre
45 Kerr Street
Kirkintilloch G66 1LF UK
Email: kdsantiquaries@gmail.com
Website: Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries

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.

Lennox Heritage Society
Carman Cottage
Cardross Road
Renton G82 4PY UK
Telephone: 01389 752877
Email: jeremyatvaleofleven@hotmail.co.uk
Website: Lennox Heritage Society

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.