Help and advice for Motherwell, LanarkshireIf you would like to consider helping with the maintenance of the GENUKI pages for the county/section of Lanarkshire please contact us.
Please DO NOT send your problems to, or ask research advice from, the Lanarkshire page maintainer, as he has neither the detailed local knowledge that you require, nor the time to provide such a service.
Roots Surnames List, which has international coverage, or one of the many web-based Surname Lists.
The other source or place to look is the surname lists that individuals maintain for particular locations. Have a look at the Lanarkshire Surname Lists.
You can of course also submit your own surname interests to these lists. You should also check to see if anyone is conducting a "One-Name" study on your surname(s) of interest. The Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) provides a Register of One-Name Studies.
Now if that hasn't put you off, it is quite likely that you may have some information or know some basic facts that will be of use to other people. If you have anything relating to Lanarkshire and would like to make it available to others, then please get in touch using the form below. It may be something you have written, or some out-of-copyright material that you have transcribed that you think may be of interest - or just some little piece of information such as the name of a book about Lanarkshire, the name of a local history society or similar society web page that we should link to. But please do remember, we are not looking for family-specific material, just material of general interest.
For example look at pages such as Glasgow or Lanark. That's bound to give you some ideas of what can be provided. In particular I need to know the basic items, which frequently need a bit of local knowledge, for example:
- Which is the local library which holds the local studies information for Motherwell?
- Which local Register Office holds the records for Motherwell?
- What are the GRO piece numbers and LDS film numbers for the censuses?
- Are there any census indexes, apart from 1881, and who publishes them? If they exist but aren't published, where do you find them?
- Is there a local history or other society that may have relevant information?
- Have any books been published about Motherwell?
- Then there are details of what other useful records exist, have they been published, etc.
So if you have any of this information, and it's not currently on one of the Lanarkshire pages, then do let us know on the form at the bottom of the page. If the appropriate town/parish page hasn't appeared yet, then please be patient and wait till it is.
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