Glasgow

A quick access to resources in Glasgow where Shetlanders have migrated.

Rootsweb Mailing list
You can view the any of the mailing lists worldwide. However, should you wish to post on a particular list you need to register with that list.

Rootsweb Message board
You can view and post on any of the message boards worldwide. All you need is to register once with rootsweb. I tend to use this and post on boards worldwide. Both to request information on a particular family, or to surf boards looking for those trying to trace their Shetland ancestors.

Rootschat.com - Glasgow, Lanarkshire (Strathclyde)
RootsChat is essentially a forum that shows a lot of activity across all the sub-forums. These sub-forums cover a wide geographic reach, a common room, techincal help, useful links, a beginners, photograph restoration and deciphering. It does have good moderators on the popular boards and seems to cover a similar function to the Message boards with respect to content and active members.

Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society was founded in 1977. We aim to promote the study of family history, particularly in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, covering Argyll & Bute, Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, and Stirlingshire (part). A close relationship is enjoyed with the Mitchell Library and Glasgow City Archives, and we are indebted to the staff for their interest and support.

Greater Glasgow and The Clyde Valley

The Mitchell Library
The photographs feature Glasgow's buildings and streets as well as people going about their daily lives. They will be of great interest to local historians, people researching their family history and anyone who would like a glimpse of Glasgow in days gone by. Most of the photographs are from Archives and Special Collections housed in the Mitchell Library. There are also images from Glasgow Museums and some have been kindly lent by private owners.

A TalkingScott – genealogy
TalkingScot has been set up as a meeting place for people with an interest in Scottish genealogy, history and culture.

A brief history of Edinburgh
An extensive series of local histories written by a that has developed into a World History encyclopedia. Written by a history graduate of Lancaster University. For the family historian wanting to find out more about a particular place, or time, this is a useful resource.

I have provided a direct link to the local area. However, should you wish to explore this resource, here is the link to the main page.

The Herald - Scotland
This is Scotland's most popular paper. It has an extensive range of topics it covers. However, there is a family notices section when you can view recent announcements and an archive for those over two years old. The link for this page is 'hidden' right at the foot of the page - the first item under 'Our Advertising Services'.

Glasgow City Centre.Argyle Street shopping area (5:20 mins)

This will allow you to view a YouTube video that has been carefully selected by me. To view the video, press the arrow in the centre. When the video is running, you take the cursor over the bottom edge of the 'screen' then you will be able to stop/start and/or adjust the volume. Enjoy.

About this video

  • A selection of excellent images. It starts on the outskirts of the city before moving to the centre. A good balance.
  • The music might not be to everyones taste - but this is Scotland's largest city.

The Glasgow Story
"TheGlasgowStory tells the story of Glasgow in words and pictures. You can begin by reading our introductions to six historical periods (click on a period name above), and following the links to read about the themes and topics that interest you most. Alternatively you can explore the subjects and images of Glasgow history that intrigue you - simply type a word or phrase into the Quicksearch box, or see a few suggested image searches."

Greater Glasgow and The Clyde Valley
This is a Visit Scotland website covering Greater Glasgow and The Clyde Valley. It has some good information and photographs.