Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Family History Centre Glenburn Road Paisley

(This is a summary of the talk giving to the society in June 2002 by Mrs Josephine Black former director of the Family History Centre, and currently a volunteer.)

Mrs. Black is a member of the LDS church and worked in the above Family History Centre for a number of years. The under noted is a summary of the records the centre holds. It is open Tuesday 9.30am – 3.30pm and 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Wednesdays 10am – 13.00, Saturdays 9.30am – 12 noon. There is no appointment system for these days but on the 3rd Thursday of each month the centre is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY between 6.30pm – 9pm, and the appointment must be made before 1.00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Phone the centre itself during opening hours on 0141 884 2780 or Audrey McKay at 0141 589 6794 or you can e mail Audrey here.

Records held at the Family History Centre, Glenburn Road, Paisley.

SCOTLAND Birth Index from 1855-1940

Birth certificates for 1855-1857, 1891 for Renfrewshire.

1870 for Lanarkshire

1891 for Argyll all on microfilm

Marriage Index from I 855- 1940.

Marriage certificates front 1855-1875, 1881. 1891 for Renfrewshire on microfilm.

Death Index from 1855-1940.

Death certificates for 1855-1857, 1865 for Renfrewshire

1863 for Ayrshire on microfilm.

You can obtain birth, death or marriage certificates for all Scotland 1855— 1875. 1881 and 1891 on film from our service centre.

Census Records 1841-1891 for Renfrewshire.

1851 census index for Old Monkland, New Monkland, Carluke.

Covington Walston on microfiche

1851 census index for Glasgow city East and Glasgow city West on microfiche

1851 census index lot East Renfrewshire and West Renfrewshire on microfiche

1861 census index lot Glasgow Clyde on microfiche

1881 census for all Scotland on fiche and computer

We also hold census records for various areas and years.

You can obtain any census record up to 1891 from our service centre.

Index to Old Parish Records Index on fiche for all Scotland.

Old Church Records for Scotland on computer.

Old Parish Records for Renfrewshire.

We have Old Parish Records on film for many areas of Scotland. What we don’t have you can obtain from our service centre.

International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) on fiche and computer.

Ancestral File on computer.

Poll Tax Rolls for Renfrewshire.

Monumental Inscriptions (MI) for Renfrewshire book.

Gentleman’s Seats on fiche.

Scottish Place Names on fiche.

Gazetteer for Scotland on fiche and book.

Index of Scottish Place Names on fiche.

Islay Estate Records.

Locality Section. This section allows you to see what records are available for any area in Scotland.


Birth index, various years from 1837—1903. 1904—1984 on fiche.

Marriage index 1837—1984 on fiche.

Death Index, various years from, 1837—1903, 1904—1984 on fiche.

We are in the process of buying the missing indices from 1837 onwards.

1851 census for Devon, Norfolk and Warwick on computer.

1881 census on fiche and computer.

I.G.I. on fiche and computer.

Ancestral File on computer.

Gazetteer for England and Wales on Fiche.

Locality Section.

IRELAND:  Birth index 1864—1901.

Marriage Index 1845-1905.

Death Index 1864-1921.

Various birth death and marriage certificates on film.

Various Parish Records on film.

Various Parts of censuses for 1821, 1831, 1851 and 1901.

Index to Griffiths Valuation and Tithe and Applotment on computer.

Householders index for Griffiths Valuations and Tithe and Applotments on fiche.

Various Griffiths and Tithe books on film.

I.G.I. on fiche and computer.

Ancestral File on computer.

Tombstone Inscription and Records of Ireland on Fiche.

Alphabet index to Townlands and Town (1871 census) on Fiche.

Landowners of Ireland on fiche.

Carved in Stone — A record of Memorials in the Ancient Graveyard around The Church of the Holy Evangelists Carnmoney, Newton Abbey, Co. Antrim on Fiche.

Mallusk Memorials at Mallusk, Newtown Abbey Co. Antrim in book.

Register of Deeds 1704-1929 on fiche.

Research Papers. Irish Maps on Fiche.

Journal of the presentation of the dead.

Irish Chelsea Pensioners 1806—1838.

Index to Prerogative Wills of Ireland on fiche.

Emigrant Passenger Lists 1803-0855 in book.

Scots Plantation of Ulster 1610.

Pension Searches. On1y a few counties.

Parliamentary Gazetteer.

Locality Section.

Various records i.e. workhouse registers, emigrant records, monumental inscriptions etc.

There are many records to be found which are available by searching the Locality Section.

There is also available in the centre the following:








US PASSENGER & IMMIGRATION LISTS INDEX 1500’s-1900’s on computer.


VARIOUS BOOKS (see list in centre).

LIBRARY CATALOGUE on computer (also on Internet).

PEDIGREE RESOURCE FILE on computer (index is on Internet).

It is practically impossible to list all records held in the Paisley Family History Centre but the above listed is an example of most of our records. It pays the researcher to come in and browse through the various catalogues to see what they can find.