September 2019
Our website is currently being upgraded and all pages are being reviewed
and updated as required.

10 February 2019
There will be no wheelchair access to the Smiths Museum on the 13th February.

16 November 2018
A new booklet has been published in the Burials & Monumental Inscription Series -
Larbert Old Parish Churchyard. The full list of can be found on our publication page.

13 June 2018
Dates for your diary the Syllabus for 2018-2019 now available.
A new booklet has been published in the Burials & Monumental Inscription Series -
Falkirk Old Parish Churchyard. The full list of can be found on our publication page.

28 July 2017
Dates for your diary the Syllabus for 2017-2018 now available.

11 December 2016
A change to the published speaker for the May 2017 meeting. Full details refer to the Syllabus page

8 August 2016
A new booklet has been published in the Burials & Monumental Inscription Series -
Old Churchyards of Airth, Bothkennar & Slamannan.
The full list of can be found on our publication page.

14 July 2016
From July 2016 we are introducing New Subscription rates.
Dates for your diary the Syllabus for 2016-2017 now available.

14 February 2016
Details of speaker for the may meeting added to the Syllabus page.

9 October 2015
A change to the published speaker for the October meeting. Full details refer to the Syllabus page

12 July 2015
Dates for your diary the Syllabus for 2015-2016 now available.
The publication list has been updated with new prices.

18 April 2017
SAFHS Conference 2015  - Updated - Programme (Conference Start Time) details are now available here
CONSTITUTION - Updated refer to 2014 AGM for full details.

22 February 2015
SAFHS Conference 2015  - As space is limited for stalls a form should be submitted as soon as possible to reserve a table or you may be disappointed.

19 February 2015
SAFHS Conference 2015  - Stallholder registration date extended to 15 March 2015 and available here

10 February 2015
SAFHS Conference 2015  - Information to help you plan your visit to the conference is now available here

28 January 2015
SAFHS Conference 2015  - Programme details are now available here

17 January 2015
SAFHS Conference 2015  - Stallholder and delegate booking forms are now available here
The publication list has been updated.

2 November 2014
The SAFHS Conference 2015  - Will be hosted by Central Scotland Family History Society, planning is well under way.
Conference details can be found here.

5 October 2014
A change to the published speaker for the November meeting. Full details refer to the Syllabus page

1 July 2014
Wha's Like us? Saturday 13 September 2014
If you've ever wondered about your family history, where your family comes from, what skeletons might be lurking in your family tree,
or whether or not you might be related to Bonnie Prince Charlie, then Wha's Like Us may help you find the answers.

An exciting, interactive day-long event, Wha's Like Us aims to offer useful and practical ways of researching a family tree, and uncovering those long held family secrets, in a fun and interactive way. It takes place in Stirlng's Tolbooth, in the City's historic 'Top of the Town'.
With talks from knowledgeable and experienced speakers, practical workshops, specialists who can help identify memorabilia, medals, jewellery and photographs and link them to dates, as well as a range of family history societies demonstrating their own successes, Wha's Like Us? will allow beginners and those more practised to gain more insight into finding their own history.
The day will culminate with internationally acclaimed crime writer Christopher Brookmyre being presented with his family's history - specially commissioned for Wha's Like Us.
Whether your interest is local history, family research, or just good stories, then Wha's Like Us offers a perfect opportunity to spend a day with our ancestors!.

25 June 2014
Dates for your diary the Syllabus for 2014-2015 now available.

30 June 2013
Dates for your diary the Syllabus for 2013-2014 now available.
The publication list has been updated.

31 March 2013
Latest issue of Members Interests  is now available
A new page has been added giving details of the annual SAFHS Conference.

14 January 2013
A change to the published speaker for the May meeting. Full details refer to the Syllabus page

4 December 2012
A change to the published speaker for the February meeting. Full details refer to the Syllabus page

3 June 2012
Updates have been added to the Members Section

28 May 2012
Dates for your diaries The Syllabus for 2012-2013 now available.
We recently moved our Library facilities from Bridge of Allan Library to St Ninians, Full details on the Library page.

10 February 2012
Latest issue of Members Interests  is now available

31 January 2012
The University of Stirling have a series of free lectures ‘Landscape Encounters’ and are designed to show case environmental history.
Full details can be found here

21 November 2011
Sadly the Society have been informed that Elizabeth Youngson passed away peacefully on Sunday 20 November.
Funeral will be held on Friday 25th November at 1.15pm in Rattray Church, Blairgowrie thereafter to Blairgowrie Cemetery.

26 September 2011
The publication list has been reviewed and fully updated.

19 August 2011
Contact details for the Newsletter Editor have been updated.

20 June 2011
Dates for your diaries The Syllabus for 2011-2012 now available

24 April 2011
The following notes have been produced to assist you when searching the 1911 Census.

30 March 2011
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR AGM 4 May 2011. Please note that due to the Raploch Centre being required for the election,
our meeting in May will be held at the Smith Art Gallery & Museum.

30 March 2011
Central Scotland Family History Society - Future Venue. Local members are being asked to vote on which venue they would prefer. For full details and the voting form, click here for word format or here for pdf format)

7 January 2011
Syllabus updated with information regarding our new venue.

2 December 2010
SCOTTISH FAMILY HISTORY (1) - 20 hour Course starting in January, 2011. this course is intended for people new to Scottish Family History (see poster). For more information telephone Pat at the WASP Office, Denny High School, Denny, on 01324 822895.
(Note - CSFHS is not involved in the running of this course.)  

30 November 2010
Christmas Social on Wednesday (1 December) CANCELLED

29 November 2010
We still intend to have our Christmas Social on Wednesday (1 December)

Any further updates will be available here on the website, the Smith Museum on Tel: 01786 471917. or any committee member.

7 November 2010
The following updates have been made to the website- Latest list of items in our Archives (PD105)

9 September 2010
Contact details updated.

26 August 2010
The Syllabus  has been updated to show the 2 venues we will be using during 2010-2011

6 June 2010
Dates for your diaries The Syllabus for 2010-2011 now available

9 May 2010
Look out for an article mentioning the society in the July edition of Family History Monthly. (which will be available from most newsagents from the beginning of June).

12 April 2010
The following updates have been made to the website - Latest list of Members Interests  , A fully revised publication price list,
Members Section welcome page revised, Minor changes to the contact forms & links pages.

18 November 2009
A new publication is available  - 1851 CENSUS INDEX CD. This is a fully searchable CD, covering all the parishes of Stirlingshire, Clackmannan as well as Boness & Carriden.
(The data contained on the CD is the same data as the printed booklets but has the advantage of being fully searchable by Surname, Forename, Age and Parish)

15 July 2009
Latest issue of Members Interests  is now available. A picture of our new banner can be viewed on the photographs page.
There is a new Membership rate for Australia.

30 May 2009
Latest issue of Members Interests updated.

6 April 2009
New postage rates for all publication 

31 August 2008
A new publication is available covering the BURIAL RECORDS of Falkirk's Tattie Kirkyard For full details click here.

A new page has been added listing Events in addition to our Syllabus that may be of interest to our members.
Stirling Council are organising a 3 day conference  19 - 21st June 2009 - ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor…Routes to Your Scottish Roots.’ For full details click here.
We have new additions to our resources at Bridge of Allan Library, for details click here.

28 August 2008
We will be taking our bookstall to the History & Heritage Fair, Linlithgow, Saturday 20th September 2008.
This fair is organised by West Lothian Council Heritage Department in partnership with West Lothian FHS.

10 July 2008
Latest issue of Members Interests updated.

23 April 2008
Additional links to Family History Sites added to the page - Other Sites of Interest

6 April 2008
The Library Catalogue has been updated.
Spring Clean - A number of Newsletters are on special offer

March 2008
The Sale Continues we have reduced the price of the following books the Burgesses (3 vol) and the Clock & Watchmakers
Syllabus the May 2008 visit to New Register House has been CANCELLED

January 2008
Members Interests pages and Members Only Area Updated

28 December 2007
New Year Sale: we have reduce the price of all our 1851 Census Indexes by about 50%.  Postage costs unfortunately remain unchanged.

23 October 2007
A NEW Members Only Area has been introduced. For further details click here.

22 August 2007
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER - Subscribe to the NEW BBC Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine today and SAVE 30% on the shop price

22 August 2007
Latest issue of Members Interests updated.

12 August 2007
We will be taking our bookstall to the Fife Family History Fair 'Parcel o Rogues' - Saturday 22 September 2007 at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

6 August 2007
Members Subscription a NEW discounted 3 year rate introduced.

Publication - Census 1851 following a review of our publications showed that, in some of the earlier volumes, the birth parish of the individuals had not been recorded. This information is now available to view/download.
The Syllabus for 2007-2008 now available

1 April 2007
The Church of the Latter Day Saints are running a number of Family History Exhibitions in Scotland.
Details of these events can be found at www.lds.org.uk/family_search_on_the_road.php

13 March 2007
Latest issue of Members Interests updated.

22 February 2007
We have 'discovered' at Falkirk Archives (Callendar House) burial data for Dennyloanhead, which is part of Denny parish. the data has now been transcribed and added to our Burial Indexes. For further details refer to the publication section.

22 December 2006
BBC Radio Scotland have a new programme - Digging Up Your Roots. The program will be going out every Sunday 12-1pm from the 7th Jan to the 11th Feb 2007

29 November 2006
Photograph added for identification to the Photo Gallery

1 August 2006
'Who Do You Think You Are?' with Nick Barratt. Wednesday 27th September in The Albert Hall, Stirling, at 7.30 p.m.  Ticket price £5.00.
Dr Nick Barratt's recent credits include the double-BAFTA nominated 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and the BAFTA-nominated Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. He has written several books and is also a columnist for the Daily Telegraph. He will talk about 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and its huge impact on family history, and will also sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase on the night. 'The Nick Barratt talk is part of Stirling Libraries' Book Festival. Full details on www.stirling.gov.uk/offthepage

July 2006
Census 1851 Indexes - The indexes for Denny (2 vol) and Strathblane, have just been published and are now available, for further details refer to the publication section .
These are the final two publications that complete the indexing of the 1851 census.
The following pages have been updated - Members Interests June update and Syllabus for 2006-7.

25 May 2006
Census 1851 Indexes - The indexes for Logie, Bo'ness (2 vol) and Cambuskenneth, have just been published and are now available, for further details refer to the publication section

May 2006
Another photograph added for identification to the Photo Gallery

April 2006

Can you Identify this Photograph in the Photo Gallery

April 2006
There is a change of speaker for the AGM Meeting on May 3rd. Refer to the syllabus page

February 2006
As part of the BBC’s Family History weekend Stirling Council Library Service and Central Scotland Family History Society will hold a workshop in Bridge of Allan Library, Fountain Road, on Saturday 11th February.
Just starting out? Come along and find out where to begin.
Hit a brick wall in your research? Come along and get expert advice on where to go next.
The workshop will run between 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. and anyone interested in family history will be very welcome.
For further details please contact Elma Lindsay, Local History Officer, Central Library, Corn Exchange Road, Stirling. (Tel: 01786 432107)

January 2006
Census 1851 Indexes - The indexes for Alloa and Kilmadock, have just been published and are now available, for further details refer to the publication section

October 2005
Pre 1855 Burial Indexes - The final 3 books, have just been published and are now available, for further details refer to the publication section.

June 2005
We will be taking our bookstall to the Volunteer Street Fair being held in Falkirk Town Centre, on Saturday 18 June 2005,
As this is an outdoor event we are hoping for good weather. 

May 2005
Project section introduced

April 2005
Photo Gallery introduced

16 March 2005
Stirling Parish Burial Index has just been published and is now available, for further details refer to the publication section.

16 March 2005
We will be taking our bookstall to the FAMILY HISTORY FAIR at the visitors centre NEW LANARK - 22nd May 2005.
Family History Societies from all over Scotland will be present at this event. Free Admission to the Public.

16 March 2005
Library page updated with the society's catalogue

20 February 2005
Stirling Archives will be closed from the 21 February until the 18 April. Check website for further details

15 January 2005
Members interests updated, Further updates will appear January and June each year

9 December 2004
Date for your diary the first meeting in 2005, is on Wednesday the 5th of January

3 December 2004
Website transferred to new Internet Service Provider