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South 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Unpublished indexes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

East Kilbride Central Library
Reference Department
40 The Olympia
East Kilbride
G74 1PG
Tel: 01355-220046
Fax: 01355-229365
E-Mail: :
[email protected]

Hamilton Town House Library
Reference and Local History Department
102 Cadzow Street
Tel: 01698-452121
Fax: 01698-452199
E-Mail: [email protected]

Lanark Library
Reference Department
Lindsay Institute
Hope Street
ML11 7LZ
Tel: 01555-661144
Fax: 01555-665884

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? No

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations None held

5. Census returns

1841-1901 for various parishes in Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Lanarkshire Business Directory 1895
(Held at Hamilton)

Glasgow and Lanark Trades Directory 1901
(Held at Lanark)

Upper Ward (of Lanarkshire) Almanac and Handbook 1860, 1883-90, 1892-93, 1895-1925
(Held at Lanark)

County Directories of Scotland 1862, 1868, 1901-04, 1912
(Held at Hamilton)

Lamburn's Counties Business Directory (Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire) 1896-97 (Held at Lanark)

County Directories of Scotland 1862, 1868, 1901-04 (Held at Hamilton), 1912 (Held at Hamilton & Lanark)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Lanark Almanac 1876, 1896-99, 1901, 1914-17 (Held at Lanark)

Hamilton and District 1847-48, 1855-56, 1859-60, 1862,
1878-79, 1889, 1894-95, 1909
(Held at Hamilton)

Uddingston/Bothwell 1887-88, 1889-90, 1891-92, 1893-94,
1895-96, 1899-1900
(Held at Hamilton)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Scotland West Area Telephone Directory 1941-1971
(Held at Hamilton)

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Hamilton Burgh 1851 - 1975 (incomplete)

List of Ratepayers and Paupers for Hamilton Parish 1842 and 1849
(Held at Hamilton)

Roll of Freeholders of the County of Lanark 1831 with list of Electors of said County, as corrected 1839

List or Roll of Persons entitled to vote in the Election of the Common Council of the Burgh of Lanark 1850, with additions to 1855 and 1895.

List of Persons entitled to vote in the election of a Member of Parliament for the Burgh
of Lanark 1879-80, 1895 (Held at Lanark)

Electoral Registers for East Kilbride District (Held at East Kilbride), Hamilton District (Held at Hamilton) and Clydesdale District (Held at Lanark) 1976-2002

7(b) Poll Books

East Kilbride, Avondale and Glassford Parishes 1839
(Held at East Kilbride)

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

England 1988 (Held at East Kilbride)

Wales 1988 (Held at East Kilbride and Lanark)

Scotland 1981, 1988, 1992 (Held at East Kilbride)

1988, 1992 (Held at Hamilton)

1988 (Held at Lanark)

Ireland 1980, 1988, 1992 (Held at East Kilbride)

1992 (Held at Hamilton)

1988 (Held at Lanark)

9. Unpublished Indexes

Census Indexes - Surname

East Kilbride 1881 (Held at East Kilbride)

Hamilton 1851 (Held at Hamilton)

Lesmahagow 1841 (Held at Lanark)

Crawfordjohn 1851 (Held at Lanark)

Census Indexes - Place

East Kilbride, Avondale and
Glassford Parishes (Held at East Kilbride)

Hamilton, Blantyre, Bothwell,
Dalserf, Stonehouse Parishes 1841-1881 (Held at Hamilton)

Available published census indeses in East Kilbride:
1851 Lanarkshire - Various Parishes
1851 Renfrewshire - Complete
1861 Glasgow
1881 UK Complete (CD-Rom)
1891 Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire

10. Parish Registers

Microfilm copies of Old Parochial Registers, various parishes in Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Scottish Genealogist 1954 to date
(Various locations)

Poor Law Magazine for Scotland 1858-1924 (Excl. 1880), held at Lanark.

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Register of the Great Seal of Scotland 1306-1668
(Held at East Kilbride)

Records of the Convention of Royal Burghs 1295-1779

Extracts from the Records of the Royal Burgh of Lanark AD 1150-1722
(Scottish Burgh Record Society)

Selections from the Registers of the Presbytery of Lanark 1623-1709
(Abbotsford Club, 1839)
(All held at Lanark)

Lady Grisell Baillies Household Book 1692-1733 (Scottish History Society) (Held at Lanark)

Minutes of the Justices of the Peace for Lanarkshire 1707-1723 (Scottish History Society) (Held at Lanark)

The Lockhart Papers 1817 (2 Vols.) (Held at Lanark)

13. Other material

Lists of Monumental Inscriptions published by the Scottish Genealogy Society
(Held at East Kilbride)

Hamilton Cemetery Register of Burials 1853-1949
Hamilton Old Parish Church Inventory of Gravestones
Muir Street Relief Church Register of Baptisms 1776-1800
(Held at Hamilton)

Valuation Rolls Hamilton Burgh 1855-1887 (held at Hamilton). Lanark Burgh 1855-1930 and 1938-1975 (held at Lanark)

List of Monumental inscriptions published by the Scottish Geneaology Society and published lists for East Kilbride, Cambuslang and Avondale. (Held at East Kilbride).

Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 3 Vols. 1545-1585 (Held at Lanark)

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Other information