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Glasgow Necropolis Project Helpers Acknowledgement


The Glasgow Necropolis project was achieved by members of our society. Some of our members photographed all the monuments in the compartments (sections) of the Necropolis of which there are 22 sections and over 3.400 grave stones and monuments. The photographs were then sent to other members who transcribed the information on the stone as […]

DNA Study Group


A DNA study group meets at the Society premises in Partick every second Thursday (11.30-12.30) for members who have taken a DNA test and have already been using their results to aid their research. Meetings take the form of an informal workshop where participants can share their experiences and learn from other members. We also offer […]

Sheila Duffy


We were saddened to hear of Sheila’s death on the 3rd November 2023. Sheila was a journalist and broadcaster at STV and Radio Clyde. For 20 years Sheila was the Editor of our Journal and a Volunteer at our Research Centre. We send our condolences to her husband Paul and family. Sheila was a real […]

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 […]