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WEST LOTHIAN FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

Scottish Charity No. SC031501
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AIMS

The Society was formed in November 2000 to assist those researching family history and genealogy throughout the county of West Lothian.
This site is intended to promote the Society and showcase everything and anything of interest.



MEETINGS

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, September to June, 7.00-9.00 pm in the Lanthorn Community Education Complex, Kenilworth Rise, Livingston EH54 6JJ.


MEMBERSHIP

Membership is available to anyone with an interest in family history in, or relating to, West Lothian.
Membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August.
Enquiries to Membership Secretary


SUBSCRIPTION

Our annual subscription fee is £10.00 for UK Members, £15.00 for Joint Membership (two members from same UK address) and £12.00 for Overseas Members.


HOW TO JOIN

If you are interested in joining please Click Here to go to our application form which you should print out, complete and return to the address indicated, together with the appropriate fee.


RENEW MEMBERSHIP

To pay by PayPal, email FOR INSTRUCTIONS on how to pay to: r.gordon1@sky.com, or send cheque payable to West Lothian Family History Society to Alan Bowden, 47 Crofter's Way, Manor Gate, East Whitburn, EH47 8ES West Lothian
Membership is renewable before end of September.


UPDATE CONTACT DETAILS

Please Click Here if you have a change of postal address, email address or telephone number.


BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIETY INCLUDE:

3 editions of our Journal per year.
free inclusion of your research interests on our website.
Scotlandspeople Vouchers at a discounted price.
Access to Members Only area on website.
Access to Discussion Forum on website .
Sharing information and expertise .


WHAT'S AVAILABLE AT LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY, LINLITHGOW

free use of resources available at Local History Library including use of microfiche machines, computer and internet.
1841 - 1901 Census Enumeration Books for West Lothian parishes.
Indexes to 1881 and 1891 Censuses, West Lothian parishes.
Mitchell pre-1855 gravestones in West Lothian graveyards (pre 1975).
OPRs and index to West Lothian parishes.
IGI for Scotland and Ireland (1992 ed).
1,100 Maps.
Local Newspapers.
- Courier 1873 to date.
- Linlithgow Gazette 1891 to date.
- Midlothian Advertiser 1906-67.
- Bo'ness Journal and Linlithgowshire Advertiser 1879 - 1950.
- Lothian Express 1893 - 1921.
- West Lothian Herald and Post 1996 to date.
- Edinburgh Evening Courant 1780 - 1812.
- Livingston Post 1968-88.
The first three are indexed and the index can be searched online here (opens a new window).
Property Records - Valuation Rolls from 1855 to date in various forms.
Voters Rolls, 1869 onwards.
Confirmation & Inventories (summaries of Scottish wills) 1876 - 1933.
c. 11,000 photographs.
Hearth tax and poll tax records for West Lothian parishes (1690s).




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