Renfrewshire Family History Society was founded in March 1999 and has Charitable status.It exists to promote the study of Family History, based on the County of Renfrewshire encompassing Abbey Parish, Cathcart, Eaglesham, Erskine Eastwood, Greenock, Houston & Killellan, Inchinnan, Inverkip, Kilbarchan, Kilmacolm, Lochwinnoch, Mearns, Neilston, Paisley, Port Glasgow and Renfrew.
New Research Facilities at Paisley Abbey
We are now in Paisley Abbey, Cathcart Aisle on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am – 11.45am. Both days are manned by RFHS volunteers who will help anyone in their search for family.
Some of our volunteers at our ‘home’ in the Abbey – a welcoming bunch!
We are currently transcribing Asylum Warrants for ‘Smithston Asylum, Greenock’. This happens at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow.
The first meeting of 2017 is on Thursday, 19th January. David Roberts – “Fashioning a better Future, Paisley’s Changing High Street 1824 – 1869”
After the presentation everyone will have the opportunity to chat whilst enjoying a cuppa of Barbara’s delicious tea or coffee.
Membership is available to anyone with an interest in family history in, or relating to Renfrewshire, on payment of the annual subscription. Membership entitlements will include Society newsletters and guidance with Family History Research.
Select Membership for details of how to join our Society
The Society publishes a Journal twice in the year, which is issued to its members without charge. Articles of interest are published as well as records of meetings. Contributions and ideas are always welcome.
Members may also include their interests which is published in our Journal free of
Select Journal 11 to view a sample of one of our Journals.