Renfrewshire Societies

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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 Society[edit | edit source]

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]

Barrhead & Neilston Historical Association
Glen Halls
Main Street
Neilston G78 3NL UK
Website: Barrhead & Neilston Historical Association

Inchinnan Historical Interest Group
Inchinnan Parish Church
Old Greenock Rd
Inchinnan, Renfrew PA4 9PE UK
Telephone: 07557 048045
Email: ihig1416@gmail.com
Website: Inchinnan Historical Interest Group

The Group has the objective of advancing the education of the public in the history, culture, and heritage of Inchinnan and surrounding area.

Johnstone History Society
Masonic Halls
15 Collier Street
Johnstone PA5 8AR UK
Webstone: Johnstone History Society

Lochwinnoch Historical Society
Guild Room
Lochwinnoch Parish Church
Church St
Lochwinnoch PA12 4HE UK
Website: Lochwinnoch Historical Society

Mearns History Group
Fairweather Hall
Barrhead Road
Newton Mearns G77 6BB UK
Telephone: 0141 5775904
Email: iam@imachar.com
Website: Mearns History Group

Mearns History Group was founded in October 1999 to record information about Mearns and to promote our history and heritage in the community.

Renfrewshire Family History Society
Paisley Museum
High Street
Paisley PA1 2BA UK
Telephone: 0776 9581589
Email: secretary@renfrewshirefhs.co.uk
Website: Renfrewshire Family History Society
Website #2: Renfrewshire Family History Society

The Society exists to advance education and research through promoting and encouraging the public study of Family History, Genealogy, and Local History in Renfrewshire.