Renfrewshire Family History Society

Latest Update 17/05/2024

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.


Next RFHS Meeting after the summer break will be face-to-face and via Zoom platform (hybrid)

Talk by Morag Peers, Genealogist
“Reformatory Schools in Scotland”

19th September 2024 at 19.30 (BST)

Paisley South Church of Scotland, 123 Rowan Street, Paisley PA2 6RZ

and via Zoom



Paisley’s Fallen in the War 1914-1918
(revised and edited)

A PDF copy of this book may be viewed here.


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.

For those who are interested in Inverclyde:

Inverclyde Heritage Network exists to share information about Inverclyde’s rich and varied heritage.