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Central Scotland Family History Society


The CENTRAL SCOTLAND FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY was formed in 1990 to serve the needs of those interested in family history who lived in what was then Central Region. This means that as well as the old counties of Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire and West Perthshire, the Society covers the parishes of Bo'ness and Carriden which were in West Lothian. While of particular value to people whose forebears come from these parishes and from the villages and burghs of Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire and West Perthshire, the Society, through its links to similar groups in Scotland and elsewhere, can be of service to family historians generally.
The Society aims to cater for members who either wish to pursue further their existing knowledge, or to provide support for those wishing to begin their research. Regular meetings are held in Stirling, at which expert speakers deal with aspects of genealogy, usually on themes which of interest to the local history enthusiast generally. A bi-annual Newsletter offers members the opportunity to exchange family information, to contribute news and views, and to pursue family history interests world-wide. There are opportunities too, for participating in practical exercises such as transcribing census information, or recording gravestone inscriptions.
The Newsletter gives names and addresses of the Society's Office Bearers, including the Editor to whom all items for insertion in the Newsletter should be submitted. The names, addresses and email addresses of all new members appear in the next issue of the Newsletter, as do all Members' Interests submitted, whether on joining or subsequently.
Prospective members are welcome at any of the Society's monthly evening meetings to 'test the water'. These are held from October to April, in the Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling.
Membership details are available on-line.
The constitution of the Society can be viewed here

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This page was last updated on 17 December 2012 Central Scotland Family History Society, 1999. 2004