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, ErskineEastwood, Greenock, Houston & Killellan, Inchinnan, Inverkip, Kilbarchan, Kilmacolm, Lochwinnoch, Mearns, Neilston, Paisley, Port Glasgow and Renfrew.
Latest 11th Dec 2020
Due to the issues surrounding Coronavirus we are changing the way we interact with our members. We intend to communicate with members where possible using Zoom. We hope to have Zoom presentations in the New Year.
Potential Presentations for 2021 here
New – Paisley’s Fallen in the War 1914-1918 (revised and edited)
A PDF copy of this book may be viewed here.
New Research Facilities at Paisley Abbey
Due to the current issues surrounding Coronavirus and the resultant closure of Paisley Abbey we have sadly had to announce the suspension of our facilities at Paisley Abbey.
Updated 7th Nov 2020
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.
Our volunteers at our ‘home’ in the Abbey – are a welcoming bunch!
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.