Coronavirus Update – Due to current precautions to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus we have had to postpose the remainder of our meetings for the session 2019/2020. We hope to reschedule these as soon as we are able. Take Care and Keep well.

Due to the refurbishment of Paisley Museum, Renfrewshire Family History Society  will be holding its meetings at  UWS  –  the UNIVERSITY of the WEST of SCOTLAND,  Room L208, Elles Building PAISLEY PA1 2BE

All meetings except where intimated are going to be held at UWS, PAISLEY at 7:15pm. Speakers and Subjects are listed for each monthly meeting.

You will also find directions and access information at the bottom of this page.

Download 2019/2020 syllabus in PDF format

Download 2019/2020 syllabus in Word format

Thursday, 19th September 2019

Louise Turner (Author/Archaeologist), “Medieval Renfrewshire and Beyond – The Semphills

Thursday, 17th October 2019

Angela Ronald, “Poor Law Records, Renfrewshire”

Thursday, 21th November 2019

Alan Morrison (author), Ramblings on “Come Oan Get Aff?!”

Thursday, 12th December 2019

Members Evening – A fun night for all

Thursday, 16th January 2020

David Roberts – Down Memory Lane…. but What Next? Revisiting the History of Paisley

Thursday, 20th February 2020

Dan Sweeney, ““Lost Mansions & Houses in Ayrshire”

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Due to the current issues surrounding Coronavirus we have sadly had to postpone these meetings. We will reschedule them as soon as possible.

David Cairns, ““Windyhill – The Saving of a Mackintosh Masterpiece/gem/dwelling House” Postponed

Thursday, 16th April 2020

May Allen, “History of Renfrew”

Thursday, 21st May 2020

Annual General Meeting” Postponed

UWS accommodation, is only minutes from Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station, which is just 10 minutes by regular rail service from Glasgow Central Station.


UWS Paisley Location map

UWS Paisley Campus Map L208


There is parking for non Blue Badge holders in the Paisley Campus Car Park- Entrance is in Lady Lane, just off George Street.  (PA1 2LH for Sat Nav)

The address for any postal enquiries is:

Renfrewshire Family History Society,
c/o 51 Mathie Crescent,
PA19 1YU