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Renfrewshire Genealogy


"Renfrewshire, maritime co., in SW. of Scotland, bounded N. by the river Clyde and Dumbartonshire, E. by Lanarkshire, S. by Ayrshire, and W. by the Firth of Clyde; greatest length, NW. and SE., 31 miles; greatest breadth, NE. and SW., 14 miles; area, 150,785 ac., pop. 263,374. The principal streams, all flowing to the Clyde, are the Black Cart, the White Cart, and the Gryde. The surface in the S. and SW. parts of the co. is hilly, and somewhat bleak and moorish; it thence undulates to the banks of the Clyde, along which there is some rich and lowlying land."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887
Genuki - Renfrewshire
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on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
Dumbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire
Renfrewshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
National Archives of Scotland National Library of Scotland
Renfrewshire Message Board
post and read about Renfrewshire genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Renfrewshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
Renfrewshire Parish Registers
13,900 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
Births in Renfrew 1866 & 1867
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire war memorials and rolls of honour
General Register for Scotland - Scotlands People Database
Pay Per View - Government index of Scottish births and baptisms 1553-1904,
marriages 1553-1929 , deaths 1855 - 1954 and censuses 1871- 1901
Scottish Historical Records Database Search
search over 40 databases including 1841-1901 censuses, emigration records, passenger lists, city directories
links to cemetery transcriptions here
FreeCen - Renfrewshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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