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.
The society covers the areas of:
A map detailing where these parishes are situated, along with the number of the parish, is available on their website.
Many archives can be accessed through their facilities at St Ninians Library and Stirling Council Archives, which incorporate:
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:
Copies of the publications are available by post from:
12/4 Marshall Tower