Lanarkshire Family History


  • Glasgow City Archives
    See what collections are available and how to view them.
  • The Mitchell
    Discover your family history at the Michell library. Lots of records available, with some online.

Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials

  • Glasgow & Lanarkshire Death & Burial Index
    Discover your ancestor who died and was buried in Glasgow and the county of Lanarkshire. From the index, you may learn your ancestors’ birth year, death and burial dates, age at death, burial place, and mortcloth price.


  • RootsChat Lanarkshire
    Ask a question about your Lanarkshire or Glasgow ancestors or just browse the previous posts to see info and links to help with your research.

General Family History

  • The Glasgow Story
    The Glasgow Story tell the story of Glasgow in words and pictures. It has many items of interest for family historians, including the 1913-1914 valuation rolls. There is also a list of Glasgow placenames and personalities.

Historical Directories

View street directories which might help you find your ancestor’s address and occupation in a particular year.

Local History

  • Glasgow Memorials
    An old book available online with a lot of Glasgow history and 100 illustrations.
  • Old Glasgow Pubs
    History and location of old pubs and their landlords where possible.


Medical Records

Military Records

  • Evening Times Roll of Honour
    During the First World War, the Evening Times newspaper printed short biographies of service personnel from Glasgow and surrounding areas, who were reported missing, wounded or killed, often as an appeal from their families for further information. Entries usually include regiment, address, family names, occupation and often a photograph. This photograph may be the only one that exists of the person at that time.


Photos & Postcards

  • Mitchell Library
    Old photos and memories of Glasgow. Search by area, street, subject or just browse the collection.

School Records

  • Glasgow Roll of Graduates
    A roll of the graduates of the University of Glasgow from 31st December, 1727 to 31st December, l897. With short biographical notes.