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.
The Society is delighted to announce the release of Woodside Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions on CD, this constitutes a major project for the Society, with records of over 8000 stones and the Garden of Remembrance. Extending to over 20 acres, Woodside Cemetery in Paisley has burials dating back to 1845.
Previous Projects have included the production of the Kilmacolm, Kilbarchan, Houston & Quarriers Monumental Inscriptions, The 1841 Renfrewshire Census on CD, the Renfrewshire Death & Burial Index are currently available for purchase from our Publications page. .
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.