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February Update & Events

February Update & Events

February Update & Events As restrictions have been extended until mid-February, we have extended our online activities and our online programme for February will be advertised fully as the week…

Jan 19, 2021
Genealogy Linen Research Voucher 2021

Genealogy Linen Research Voucher 2021

Genealogy Linen Research Voucher 2021 Are you looking for a present for a relation who is interested in their family history? Our Linen Genealogy Research Package takes the form of…

Jan 15, 2021
2021 Heritage Walk & Talk Vouchers

2021 Heritage Walk & Talk Vouchers

2021 Heritage Walk & Talk Vouchers Our vouchers for walks and talks during 2021 are now available The vouchers all access to all virtual and real life heritage walks and…

Jan 15, 2021
Lockdown January

Lockdown January

Lockdown January For the remainder of January all of our Saturday Virtual Walks are now £5 Saturday 16th January we have ‘The Threads of Paisley’ 3pm on Zoom Saturday 23rd…

Jan 14, 2021

Virtual Walk Preparation

Out walking and photographing for a virtual heritage walk that’s coming up in February… Paisley Churches. Here we have the former Castlehead Parish Church previously known as the West Relief…

Jan 5, 2021
January Update – 4th Jan 4.15pm

January Update – 4th Jan 4.15pm

January Update – 4th Jan 4.15pm Following the announcement today that Scotland will return to a full lockdown from midnight on the 4th January, I have decided to maintain the…

Jan 4, 2021
Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping

Looking for something different for Christmas presents? We have a small selection of gifts available on our website just now, that can be delivered in Paisley (Contactless available) over the…

Nov 19, 2020
Genealogy History Cafe Sessions

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…

Nov 19, 2020
Paisley Canal Disaster 1810, list of those who died & survived

Paisley Canal Disaster 1810, list of those who died & survived

Paisley Canal Disaster 1810, list of those who died & survived On the 10th November 1810, 10 days afte the canal opened, the duchess of Eglington, skippered by Thomas Rhodes…

Nov 10, 2020
Dark Events at Bargarran in 1676

Dark Events at Bargarran in 1676

Dark Events at Bargarran in 1676 Today when the name Bargarran is mentioned, we always turn our mind to 1696 and the last mass witch hunt in Scotland that led…

Oct 16, 2020
New Genealogy Resource

New Genealogy Resource

While consulting the 1885 Trade Directory for Paisley, I came upon a directory of the streets contained within each ecclesiastical parish of Paisley. The list of streets within the parish…

Sep 21, 2020
New Online Genealogy Courses

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…

Sep 15, 2020
Paisley Poorlaw Records Special Offer

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…

Sep 10, 2020
Heritage Walks Return

Heritage Walks Return

Our Heritage Walks are resuming with measures in place for safe walks in line with current guidance. The Leader will be wearing a Face Shield and numbers will be limited,…

Aug 22, 2020
Paisley & Renfrewshire Genealogy – Online History Cafe – 5 August 2020 7.30pm

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…

Aug 3, 2020
Improvements around Abbey Close, Paisley

Improvements around Abbey Close, Paisley

Improvements around Abbey Close, 1860 – 1933 is a short book talking about the removal of post reformation housing around Paisley Abbey and is accompanied by many before and after…

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

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…

Jun 20, 2020
17th Century Rentals of the Burgh of Paisley

17th Century Rentals of the Burgh of Paisley

This new volume is a transcription of 4 rentals published by the Rev W. M Metcalfe in 1902 from original documents. Throughout the document, original language and spelling has been…

May 31, 2020
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