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Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
Renfrewshire Family History Society
Renfrewshire Council - home page.
East Renfrewshire Council - home page.
Inverclyde Council - home page.
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.
PAISLEY - Glen Cinema fire - 31 DEC 1929. List of victims.
The textile industry in Renfrewshire - and notes on migration into the area.
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
Nitshill Colliery Explosion, 15th March 1851 - 61 victims
LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES
Glasgow University Library
Sma' Shot Cottages - weaving museum.
GREENOCK - Greenock Cemetery Pre-1855 inscriptions (incomplete)
INCHINNAN - Inchinnan Cemetery Pre-1855 (incomplete)
LOCHWINNOCH - St. Winnoc's (Old Kirk) Church cemetery inscriptions.
LOCHWINNOCH - Castle Semple Collegiate Church & cemetery inscriptions (complete)
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.
PAISLEY - West Relief Church cemetery inscriptions (incomplete).
PAISLEY - Paisley Methodist Central Hall exterior inscriptions
PAISLEY - Paisley Abbey interior inscriptions (incomplete).
PAISLEY - Paisley Hawkhead cemetery inscriptions (incomplete).
PAISLEY - Paisley High Kirk cemetery inscriptions (incomplete).
PAISLEY - Paisley Laigh Kirk cemetery inscriptions (incomplete).
PAISLEY - Paisley Woodside cemetery inscriptions (incomplete).
PAISLEY - Paisley Oakshaw East cemetery inscriptions
PAISLEY - Paisley Abbey cemetery inscriptions. (incomplete)
PAISLEY - Abbey Close cemetery inscriptions. Also known as Henderson's Kirkyard
PAISLEY - Paisley UP Church cemetery inscriptions, Thread Street, Paisley.
PAISLEY - Burgh of Paisley Poll Tax Roll Of 1695 (incomplete)
RENFREW - Renfrew Old Parish Church cemetery inscriptions (incomplete).
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.
Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in Strathclyde.
HOWWOOD - war memorial names.
LOCHWINNOCH - war memorial names.
PAISLEY - inscriptions of WWI & WWII war memorial plaques inside main post office.
PAISLEY - St Matthew's Church of the Nazarene (formerly Paisley Pentecostal Church) WW1 memorial.
PAISLEY - Paisley Abbey WW1 memorial to the 406th (Renfrew) Field Company Royal Engineers.
RENFREW - Renfrew WW1 and WW2 War memorial names
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.
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."