Past Projects

Back in the 20th century, before online access to data sets, registers and search tools, members of the Society, led by John McCreadie & Elizabeth Smith and helped by other Members (especially Rita Jeffrey doing most of the keying in) undertook to photograph, transcribe and index a whole series of monumental inscriptions (MIs):

  • Alexandria, Bonhill, & Millburn Renton, Dunbartonshire
  • Old Kilpatrick Churchyard
  • Lennoxtown – Campsie churchyard
  • Tollcross Cemetery & Churchyard
  • Glasgow Necropolis with Morag Fyfe, Brian Watson, Mr. & Mrs. Wallace, John Mills
  • Oban, Argyllshire
  • Calton Old, Glasgow
  • Pollokshaws, Glasgow with Fraser Hamilton and Robert Carson
  • Cathcart, Glasgow with Angela Cawdron and John Mills
  • St John the Evangelist, Baillieston
  • Shettleston old Churchyard

as well as various paper records:

  • Glasgow passports
  • Boer War Glasgow burgesses
  • Glasgow chimney sweeps
  • Wylie & Lochhead 1851 burials. Elizabeth D Smith
  • Children’s admission to Yorkhill. Rita Jeffrey
  • Soldiers in Erskine Hospital. Rita Jeffrey, Elizabeth D. Smith

Many members have helped with these projects, including Marion Kilpatrick,


The Society has published many of these records as booklets and CDs which are available from the Shop. Some of them will become available to search in the Data Sets on this website.