Our members’ meetings are held monthly, presented over Zoom.


GWSFHS holds zoom meetings for members regularly to hear about and discuss the varied aspects of family history and allied topics

The quality of the speakers and the wide-ranging interest of their subjects are indicated by well attended meetings, which are usually held on the third Monday of each month, September to May inclusive. Informal meetings are also held occasionally for small groups at our Research Centre, and the presentations are often written up in the Journal or in e-News

Forthcoming Events

Glasgow’s Ties to Covenanting – Jimmy Fisher

Jimmy is from Lanark, Scotland. He is a Scottish church historian and tour operator/guide for Scottish Reformation Tours, where they focus on Scotland’s reformation and covenanter history. Jimmy also gives talks and lectures on this period of Scotland’s history and has taught it both in Christian Primary Schools and at the college level. Click here […]

My Ancestors were Irish. Or Were They? Origins of Irish Surnames – Natalie Brodie

The webinar examines the history and origins of Irish surnames – native Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh, Huguenot, Viking, Gallowglass and Jewish. If you don’t know where in Ireland your ancestors originated, we’ll include tips to help you to narrow down the location. First names often followed a traditional naming pattern and this can help to […]

College of Physicians & Surgeon’s Library Heritage Collection – Clare Harrison

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow was founded in 1599, and remains the only medical college in the UK for both physicians and surgeons, as well as having faculties for dentistry, travel medicine and podiatric medicine. The College library was established around 1698, and currently holds about 30,000 volumes, mostly of medical […]

18th Century Doctors – Lesley McIlhagger

A talk with reference to the 18th century doctors Hunter, brothers from East Kilbride. John Hunter was born in 1728 at Long Calderwood, a farm eight miles south of Glasgow. In 1748 at the age of 20 he moved to London to work as an assistant in the anatomy school of his elder brother William […]

Women in the Air Force – Clare Wilson

Clare Wilson is a Professional Genealogist with Treehouse Genealogy based in Central Scotland. Born into the RAF Family, through her own Family History Research Clare would discover a WW1 Ace who was awarded a D.C.M., a family member who was shot down over Germany during WW2 whilst serving with Bomber Command & more about her […]