Projects

If you would like to offer assistance with any of these projects, please contact the Projects Co-ordinator

Cathcart Parish Church

We have completed photographing all the grave stones this parish churchyard and had them transcribed by society members from the photographs. All transcriptions were checked on site and a searchable CD is now available for sale.

Tollcross Churchyard & Cemetery

Tollcross Churchyard and cemetery stones have been photographed and transcribed and a CD is now available for sale (see publications page).

We extended our project and now just completed all the stones in the nearby cemetery. Over 2,100 stones have been recorded and transcriptions checked and a searchable CD is now available for sale.

Calton Old Churchyard Abercromby St

We have producing a booklet of a number of Calton Weavers that were listed in the minutes book of the Incorporation of Journeymen Weavers Calton. We have now recorded all the grave stones in the Old Churchyard and data including photographs is now available on a searchable CD.

Kirk Lane

Kirk Lane (The Vennel) churchyard grave stones in Pollokshaws has also been Recorded and has now been launched.

Online Members' Interests Directory

These pages are where our members display the names and locations of the families they are researching. Members' ancestors mostly lived in Glasgow, or in the old counties of Argyllshire, Ayrshire, Bute, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire or the western end of Stirlingshire. (See Map). Many members had earlier ancestors who came to our area from elsewhere, most usually from the Scottish Highlands, the Scottish Borders or Ireland. Many of them had family who subsequently left the area to settle in other parts of the English speaking world. Some family members even went beyond that. If you are a visitor who has family interests in any of the above areas, you can use the search facilities above to see if anyone in our Society is researching your family. You can also search for a name by entering it in the box above. You can enter any part of the name to widen your search or if you are unsure of the complete spelling. If you find a name or a member that interests you, click on the members name to go to the relevant member's page. There you will find a link which you can use to send further enquiries. Members wishing to subscribe to the directory should visit the member's instructions page.

The Future

Looking to next spring we will photograph and record all the stones in Govan Parish Churchyard. Volunteers always welcome. We will be on the lookout for other lists of persons in trades, military, church records and other churchyards. If you are aware of such data please let me know. If you would like to offer assistance with any of these projects, please contact the Projects Co-ordinator

Completed Projects

Scottish National Death and Burial Index

Undertaken by S.A.F.H.S. with the member societies and the G.R.O. for Scotland, the aim is to index all recorded pre-1855 deaths and burials in Scotland. The index for the High Church of Glasgow, Govan, Gorbals, Barony, Calton and Ramshorn / Blackfriars/Dunbartonshire are available for sale on CD-ROM. These can also be searched on computer at our Research Centre.

Ayrshire Indexing Projects

Ayrshire Indexing Projects. Completed so far are Poor Relief Applications for Ardrossan 1859-1900, Kilmarnock 1845-1900, and Beith & Maybole to C1850. The index consists of all names featured in each application, not just that of the applicant; this shows listings of complete families. The 1851 Census Index for Kilmarnock and the Index to Ayrshire Place Names from c1775 are also complete. Kilmarnock Laigh Kirk Session Records 1643-1900 are now complete, as are School Admission Registers for Sorn 1851-1926 and Mauchline 1916-1939.

Southern Necropolis Project (with the Mitchell Library)

Indexing of the lair records for the western section of this cemetery has now been completed. Queries from members are welcome for burials up to 1880. The index gives name, age, lair number and date of burial. Queries from members to :-Necropolis Indexer. Southern Necropolis Website See the Publications page for other completed projects that are now available for sale.

Other projects with Glasgow City Archives.

Barony Church