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North Lanarkshire Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LKS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Motherwell Heritage Centre
High Road
Tel: 01698 251000
Fax (Local History): 01698 253433; fax (Administration): 01698 268867
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10.00 - 17.00; Thursday 10.00 - 19.00

Other Libraries:

Airdre Library
Tel: 01236 76322
Fax: 01236 763221
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 0900-1900; Wednesday: 0900-1200; Saturday: 0900-1700

Cumbernauld Central Library
8 Allander Walk
G67 1EE
Tel: 01236 725664 / 452061
Fax: 01236 458350
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1000-1900; Wednesday, Saturday: 0900-1700

Kilsyth Library
G65 0HT
Tel: 01236 823147
Fax: 01236 823147
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 1000-1900; Thursday: 1000-1300; Saturday: 0900-1700

Shotts Library
Benhar Road
Tel: 01501 821556
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 0900-1900; Wednesday: 0900-1200; Saturday: 0900-1700

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes. Guidance given only on visits (by letter overseas)

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? Not known

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations None

5. Census returns

~See enclosed list$
Held in Motherwell Heritage Centre
Airdrie Library
Cumbernauld Library
Kilsyth Library
Shotts Library

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Index to particular register of Sasines for Sheriffdom of Lanark
Volume 1 1618-1720. Motherwell Heritage Centre
Volume 2 1721-1780. Motherwell Heritage Centre
Various volumes of Sasines Index from 1781-1947 held in Airdrie Library
A directory of land ownership in Scotland c.1770 held in Motherwell Heritage Centre

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories

Local telephone directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Motherwell Heritage Centre:
Burgh of Motherwell & Wishan 1932-51; 1968; 1970-71
Motherwell District Council: 1971-1996
Aidrie Library:
Airdre and Coatbridge
Monthlands District
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District held in Cumbernauld Library and Kilsyth Library

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992. Microfiche. Motherwell Heritage Centre, Airdrie Library and Wishaw Library
Family Search on CD-ROM in Cumbernauld Library

9. Unpublished Indexes

Names file index to: Motherwell Times; Wishaw Press

10. Parish Registers

~see enclosed list$
Held at Motherwell Heritage Centre
Airdrie Library
Cumbernauld Library
Kilsyth Library

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Valuation Rolls
Selected local family histories
Held at Motherwell Heritage Centre, Airdrie Library, Cumbernauld Library, Kilsyth Library

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices


Other information