This section lists Scottish associations from Lanarkshire to Moray and Nairn providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
The society was established in 1991.
Originally known as Hamilton and District Family History Society, the group held monthly meetings in Hamilton Reference Library. As membership of the Society grew, they moved to Motherwell Heritage Centre. They then had to move to the GLO Centre in 2006.
The aim of the Society is to help people conduct genealogical research in Lanarkshire, but they do hold documents relating to other areas of Scotland.
Genealogical research relating to Lanarkshire can also be undertaken by the association and you do not have to be a member to take advantage of this service.
Many publications are available for sale, including:
A list of Parish Registers covering North Ayrshire is on the site, which incorporate:
Numerous archives can be accessed in their Library, including Census Indexes and Old Parish Registers(OPR's).Website:
The Group plans to survey every Burial Ground in the area.
Some Indexes are on the site, including The Forgotten Tombstones and Monumental Inscriptions of some Burial Grounds.
Some publications are available for sale, including The Lands and People of Moray and Banffshire and Memorial Inscriptions.
Back Issues of their Newsletter are available on the site.Website:
Details of resources to help you to research is available, which include Archive and Heritage Centres, Libraries, Museums and Other Archives.
Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:
Some publications are sold by the society, which include:
Parishes include Speymouth, Urquhart, Edinkillie, Dyke & Moy, Forres, Burghead, Rafford, Elgin and Bellie in Moray. Parishes also include Ardclach, Cawdor, Auldearn and Nairn in Nairnshire, and Rathven in Banffshire.Website: