Renfrewshire Family History Society

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, EagleshamErskine 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!

in Abbey

Projects

We are currently transcribing Asylum Warrants for ‘Smithston Asylum, Greenock’. This happens at The Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

Meetings

The Society holds regular Meetings throughout the year covering topics of interest to family historians. Meetings are held in the Paisley Museum, High Street, Paisley.

We are now enjoying our summer break!  The next meeting will be on Thursday 15th September 2016, when our speaker for the evening will be Mr. Les Fernie who will talk to us about his “Walking Tours on Wheels”.

At the end of the evening everyone will have the opportunity to chat while enjoying a biscuit (or two) along with a cuppa of Barbara’s delicious tea or coffee, together with a good old blether.

Membership

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.

SelectMembershipfor details of how to join our Society

Journals

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
charge.

SelectJournal 11to view a sample of one of our Journals.