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FAMILY NAMES

  • Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
  • Renfrewshire Family History Society

    GOVERNMENT SITES

  • Renfrewshire Council - home page.
  • East Renfrewshire Council - home page.
  • Inverclyde Council - home page.

    Ferry Road, Renfrew, 1906 (left) and old houses at Renfrew Cross (right)

    HISTORY AND CULTURE

  • Renfrewshire History & Archaeology Web - Renfrewshire Local History Forum.
  • JOHNSTONE - Stewarts Mill Fire of January 1828 which resulted in the death of six child workers. This article is from Scottish Memories Magazine of September 1999. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Glen Cinema fire - 31 DEC 1929. List of victims. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • The textile industry in Renfrewshire - and notes on migration into the area. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • Cotton Mill Workers - Renfrewshire's history is associated with the textile industry. Although not on Paisley's mills, this article on Cotton Mill Workers may be in interest. It is from the July 2001 edition of Family History Monthly. (2.4mb in size/ .pdf file).
  • Scottish tenement buildings HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • Nitshill Colliery Explosion, 15th March 1851 - 61 victims HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.

    LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

  • Glasgow University Library
  • Sma' Shot Cottages - weaving museum.

    Montgomery Street, Eaglesham, 1911.

    LOCAL WEBSITES

  • GREENOCK - Greenock Cemetery Pre-1855 inscriptions (incomplete) HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • INCHINNAN - Inchinnan Cemetery Pre-1855 (incomplete) HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • LOCHWINNOCH - St. Winnoc's (Old Kirk) Church cemetery inscriptions. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • LOCHWINNOCH - Castle Semple Collegiate Church & cemetery inscriptions (complete)HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - ComeToPaisley.com - Paisley's tourism website.
  • PAISLEY - part directory of 1896. Covers Incle Street, King Street, Kilnside Road, Johnston Street, Macdowall Street, Maxwell Street, Lonend, Maxwellton Street, Love Street, Lawn Street, Meeting House Lane, Mid Lane, Millar Street, New Street, Moncrieff Street & Moss Street only. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - West Relief Church cemetery inscriptions (incomplete). HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley Methodist Central Hall exterior inscriptions HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley Abbey interior inscriptions (incomplete). HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley Hawkhead cemetery inscriptions (incomplete). HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley High Kirk cemetery inscriptions (incomplete). HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley Laigh Kirk cemetery inscriptions (incomplete). HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley Woodside cemetery inscriptions (incomplete). HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley Oakshaw East cemetery inscriptionsHappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley Abbey cemetery inscriptions. (incomplete)HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Abbey Close cemetery inscriptions. Also known as Henderson's Kirkyard HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley UP Church cemetery inscriptions, Thread Street, Paisley. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Burgh of Paisley Poll Tax Roll Of 1695 (incomplete) HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • RENFREW - Renfrew Old Parish Church cemetery inscriptions (incomplete). HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • RENFREW - (www.myrenfrew.com) a general information site.
  • RENFREW - births 1866 & 1867

    MAPS, GAZETTEERS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

  • Ordnance Survey maps - free online maps covering the period 1860-1870.
  • GREENOCK - town plan surveyed 1857.
  • PAISLEY - town plan surveyed 1858.
  • PORT GLASGOW - town plan surveyed 1856-7.

    Renfrewshire County Map

    MILITARY

  • Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in Strathclyde.
  • HOWWOOD - war memorial names. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • LOCHWINNOCH - war memorial names. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - inscriptions of WWI & WWII war memorial plaques inside main post office.HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - St Matthew's Church of the Nazarene (formerly Paisley Pentecostal Church) WW1 memorial. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • PAISLEY - Paisley Abbey WW1 memorial to the 406th (Renfrew) Field Company Royal Engineers. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • RENFREW - Renfrew WW1 and WW2 War memorial namesHappyHaggis. Happy to Help.

    Paisley, early 1820's (top left), Ashton Road, Gourock, 1911 (top right), Barrhill Road, Gourock, 1905 (bottom left), Causeyside Street, Paisley (bottom right)

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    OTHER BITS AND PIECES

  • Paisley Poll Tax Roll of 1695
  • HappyHaggis.co.uk - Our information page on all Renfrewshire towns, villages and locations, with general information, points of interest and history. HappyHaggis. Happy to Help.
  • GENUKI's pages for Renfrewshire
  • Renfrewshire GenWeb - part of the British Isles GenWeb Project which was created to help researchers find local resources and reference information.
  • Ship passenger list - from Glasgow, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.
  • Ship passenger list - from Greenock, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.
  • Ship passenger list - Glasgow to Halifax on "SS Manitoban" 1881.
  • IGI Batch Numbers for Renfrewshire.
  • Ship building - genealogy name index or steamers, build dates, owners, masters etc.
  • Clydeside rent strikes 1915-16 - a gateway to images and information resources on the history of Red Clydeside and the Scottish Labour movement of the early 20th century.
  • Despite being close to Glasgow, and on the north side of the River Clyde, Scotstoun, Jordanhill, Whiteinch and Yoker were actually part of Renfrewshire. "Communication is maintained by row-boats for foot passengers, and by a large vessel, open at both ends, and moved along a chain by a hand-windlass, for cattle, carts and carriages. (1847) In the lands of Scotston and Jordanhill, on the north side of that river, coal has long been wrought. At Yoker, on the same side, but lower down, there is an extensive distillery manufacturing whisky from malt; and near it the trustees for the improvement of the river have their chief establishment of artificers and labourers. The parish is traversed by no less than six public roads which are of obvious utility."

    Map of Renfrewshire north of the River Clyde, 1820 (left), Yoker Road, Scotstoun (right)

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