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Paisley Burgh Records

Paisley Burgh Records

& lesser known genealogical resources

Tuesday 16th March 2021 7.30pm

For Genealogists, tracing your ancestors can be hit and miss if you are searching before official registration began in 1855. This talk will explore the records that available for Paisley from the 1600s through until 1855. Some records survive in the Burgh (town council) records while otherscan be found in national taxation records and local chuch records.

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Key Information

Cost £7 per household. Meeting will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 16 March 2021 at 7.30pm. Zoom invites will be sent out at 3pm on the 16th, when bookings close.

Talk ID – UH-HT19

Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

Searching for your Ancestors Online Course 2021

Join us as we help you start researching your family history. No experience is required. Over the 12 weeks we will give you the knowledge to start woring on your family tree, the skills required to record the essential information & record where your sources come from.

The course will be taught on Zoom, and you will have access to all of the class materials through a dedicated webpage on our website. The sessions will run on Monday night, with a break for Easter Monday.

The course begins on Monday 8th March at 7.30pm. Sessions last 2 hours and nclide a talk and a question and answer session.

See https://www.theurbanhistorian.co.uk/genealogy-courses/ for full details. Cost £150 or book seperate modules at £50 each

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Genealogy History Cafe Sessions

We will be holding a one hour session each week where you can join us via Zoom and ask anything about genealogy and you research within the Paisley and Renfrewshire area. Although these are free sessions it is essentail to register in advance. The Sessions will restart early in January 2021

If your attending one of our free online events please consider making a donation a small through PayPal or Buymeacoffee (Bottom right of our web page). All donations received will be used to continue online events in the future such as the Zoom membership fee and other online fees that we pay.

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New Online Genealogy Courses

Starting in October we have two new online genealogy courses. Both courses will be taught on the Zoom platform and will focus on Searching for Renfrewshire Ancestors.

We always focus on the Old County of Renfrew, so the courses will cover present day Councils of East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire.

The first course will concentrate on using primary records such as OPR’s Civil Documents and Census, while the second will look at secondary sources, and more geneal histories of the local area.

Too find out more view our Genealogy Courses Page

Paisley Poorlaw Records Special Offer

Good news! Paisley Heritage Centre reopens late next week (17th Sept). A booking system will be in place, but I’m now in a position to accept client work for researching the Paisley Poor Law records (or anything else) held in the Centre

As a special offer, I can visit the centre, view and transcribe the records at a set rate of £10 per hour until the end of October 2020.

Please get in touch via our contact page with any requests, as I’m sure here will be a big demand for access to the centre in the first few weeks.

Paisley & Renfrewshire Genealogy – Online History Cafe – 5 August 2020 7.30pm

Our next online history cafe is looking at Genealogical resources for Renfrewshire, with a focus on Paisley . This event will take place on Zoom on Wednesday 5th August at 7.30pm.

We will be looking at all of the Renfrewshrie Parishes, Paisley Graveyards and Online research materials that can aid your own research.

To register please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdu6rpj8qHdGdDmj5nEsdUZIHb-T-0DO0

Abbey Close Secessional Kirk Graveyard, Paisley

Online History Cafe 2 – 26 June 2020: Paisley Rentals 1605 & 1685

The Paisley Rentals of 1605 & 1685. Recently published these rentals are a resource for any genealogist looking at Paisley Ancestors or the Paisley landscape.

To request an invitation please use our Contact Form saying ‘History Cafe 2’ and provide your name and email.

This History Cafe session will look at the people and areas of Paisley listed within the rentals. Can we trace family owned land through the 17th Century?

Theme: Elation by Kaira.
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