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The GlaswegAsian Gems 

The South Asian community in Glasgow has been an integral part of Scotland’s history for well over 100 years. The first recorded person arriving and settling in Scotland in 1855 was Maharajah Duleep Singh the last ruler of Punjab. They have successfully contributed and settled in Scotland to make this their home. They are mainly […]

Website Search Upgrade

On Monday 30th October 2023, we upgraded the search engine used by our website. The previous search engine was too slow which affected the experience of visitors to our website. Sometimes payment transactions timed-out because our server was too busy searching or indexing data. The search engine had reached its capacity and so for months […]

Ephemera Corner

Over the years, the Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society has been donated a number of items – individual photos, documents, images and other ephemera – which to date we have been unable to share. Now we have set up Ephemera Corner, where you can find a photo and a brief description of […]

Selected MIs for Dumbarton Cemetery

We are pleased to announce the publication of selected transcriptions of monumental inscriptions from Dumbarton Cemetery, Dunbartonshire. These transcriptions are based on a manuscript written by Arthur F Jones between 1975 and 1980. Arthur F Jones was the librarian of Dumbarton and Alexandria. The cemetery was originally described in 1888 by Donald MacLeod in his […]

FamilySearch Affiliate Library

On 1st November 2022, our Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society research centre and library at 32 Mansfield St, Glasgow, G11 5QP became a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. FamilySearch is a non-profit organisation and website affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Family History Department. The Family History Department was founded […]

Haste Ye Back

SAFHS CONFERENCE 2023 ‘Haste Ye Back!’ is the title of the 33rd annual one-day conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS), which will take place online and for free on Saturday 22nd April 2023 from 9am until 5:30pm BST. This conference is being hosted by the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society (ANESFHS) in partnership with the Elphinstone Institute of the University […]