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Archives and records

Other useful sources

The National Records of Scotland website has many research guides to start you off on your search for information.  These include guides to researching census records, old parish records, school records, valuation rolls and many others.   You can search through their online catalogue.

Many of the records are available online through the Scotlandspeople website.

Glasgow City Archives holds an extensive collection of records some of which include records pertaining to the South Lanarkshire area. These include records from the County of Lanark and the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen.

South Lanarkshire's main libraries have large  local history and family history collections

Who to contact
   Hamilton Town House Library, Reference Department, phone:01698 452121
   email: hamilton.reference@library.s-lanark.org.uk

   East Kilbride Central Library, Reference Department, phone:01355 220046
   email: eastkilbride.reference@library.s-lanark.org.uk

   Rutherglen Library, Reference Department, phone:0141 613 5380
   e-mail: rutherglen.reference@library.s-lanark.org.uk

   Lanark Library, Reference Department, phone:01555 661144
   email: lanark.ref@library.s-lanark.org.uk

You can also search for records held in Scottish archive facilities using the Scottish Archive Network online search.