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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
Website #2: 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]
Carluke Parish Historical Society
79 Hamilton Street
Carluke ML8 4HA UK
Website: Carluke Parish Historical Society
Website #2: Carluke Parish Historical Society
Website #3: Carluke Parish Historical Society
- CPHS collects and preserves artefacts, photographs, and documents relating to the history of the parish of Carluke.
Croy Historical Society
Croy Miners' and Community Centre
Glasgow G65 9HD UK
Website (currently being updated): Croy Historical Society
Website #2: Croy Historical Society
Website #3: Croy Historical Society
- Croy Historical Society was formed on 4th September 2000 by a group of villagers and former villagers with the aim of identifying, documenting, cataloguing, and preserving all available material of local historical interest to Croy village and district.
Lanarkshire Family History Society
78 Muir Street
Motherwell ML1 1BN UK
Website: Lanarkshire Family History Society
Website #2: Lanarkshire Family History Society
- The object of the Society will be to advance education by promoting and encouraging the public study of Family History, Genealogy, and Local History in Lanarkshire through meetings, lectures and publications.
Langside Community Heritage
c/o Finn's Place
Langside Parish Church
Glasgow G42 9QU UK
Telephone: 0776 9581589
Website: Langside Community Heritage
Website #2: Langside Community Heritage
- Langside Community Heritage is dedicated to the exploration of the historical and archaeological past of the southside of Glasgow.
- The society aims to encourage interest in the local history, flora & fauna of Airdrie, Coatbridge, and surrounding areas.
- This is a great place for those like-minded people who have an interest in Glasgow’s rich industrial, commercial, and social history.
Stonehouse Heritage Group
Stonehouse Lifestyles Community Center
2 Udston Mill Rd
Larkhall ML9 3JL UK
Website: Stonehouse Heritage Group
Website #2: Stonehouse Heritage Group
Website #3: Stonehouse Heritage Group
- Stonehouse Heritage Group are a small voluntary group formed in 1991, dedicated to conserving the history of the village.