Central Scotland Family History Society

Stirling Castle.  Photochrom PrintStirling Castle. Photochrom Print

The society was established in 1990 to cater for the needs of anyone interested in family history and genealogy who lived in the old Central Region. 

This area covers the old counties of Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire and West Perthshire, including Bo'ness and Carriden in West Lothian.

Although the Society is especially interested in people whose ancestors came from these areas, it also welcomes as members those people who have ancestry in other parts of Scotland and further afield.

The Society's aims are to further the knowledge of members of the Society, and to offer guidance to people starting their own family history research journeys.

Information about Central Scotland Family History Society


CSFHS Secretary
4 Fir Lane


Central Scotland FHS

The society covers the areas of:

  • Aberfoyle
  • Airth
  • Alloa
  • Alva
  • Baldernock
  • Balfron
  • Balquhidder
  • Bo'ness
  • Bothkennar
  • Buchanan
  • Callander
  • Campsie
  • Carriden
  • Clackmannan
  • Denny
  • Dollar
  • Drymen
  • Dunblane
  • Dunipace
  • Falkirk
  • Fintry
  • Gargunnock
  • Killearn
  • Killin
  • Kilmadock
  • Kilsyth
  • Kincardine
  • Kippen
  • Larbert
  • Lecropt
  • Logie
  • Muckhart
  • Muiravonside
  • Polmont
  • Port of Menteith
  • St Ninians
  • Slamannan
  • Stirling
  • Strathblane
  • Tillicoultry

A map detailing where these parishes are situated, along with the number of the parish, is available on their website.

Society Resources

Many archives can be accessed through their facilities at St Ninians Library and Stirling Council Archives, which incorporate:

  • Census Indexes
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Local History Books
  • Members' Papers relating to Families(Records, Documents and Lists)
  • Members' Pedigree Charts
  • Monumental Inscriptions Indexes
  • OPR Births and Marriages Index for Clackmannanshire, Perthshire, Stirlingshire and West Lothian
  • OPR's for Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire, West Perthshire and West Lothian

St Ninians Library is situated at Mayfield Centre, St. Ninians, FK7 0DB.  It has full disabled access.

Stirling Council Archives is situated at 5 Borrowmeadow Road, Springkerse Estate, Stirling, FK7 7UW.  It again has full disabled access.


Numerous publications are available for sale through the Society, including:

  • Back Issues of their newsletter
  • Burial Index - pre 1855 burial records for Stirlingshire, Clackmannan, West Perthshire, Bo'ness and Carriden
  • Census Indexes
  • Clock and Watchmakers 1537-1900
  • Falkirk Cemetery (Camelon) Interments 1873-1903, 1912-1929 (August) and 1929-1951
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Stirling Burgesses 1600-1902

Copies of the publications are available by post from:

CSFHS Publications
12/4 Marshall Tower
Seaton Place


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