Local history societies
There are several local history societies which may be of interest:
Falkirk Local History Society
Falkirk Local History Society was set up in 1981 and is involved in a wide range
of activities including regular meetings, guided walks in the Falkirk area, field
trips, research and publication talks to interested groups and heritage related
campaigns. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from September
to May in the hall of Falkirk Old and St Modan's Parish Church in the town centre.
Central Scotland Family History Society
The society was formed in 1990 to serve the needs of those who lived in the old
Central Region and who were interested in family history. This means that, as well
as the old counties of Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire and West Perthshire, the
Society covers the parishes of Bo'ness and Carriden which were in West Lothian.
While of particular value to people whose forebears came from this area, the Society,
through its links to similar groups in Scotland and elsewhere, can be of service
to family historians generally.
The Society caters for members who wish to improve their existing knowledge and
to provide support for those wishing to begin their own research. Regular meetings
are held in Stirling at which expert speakers deal with aspects of genealogy, usually
on themes that are of equal interest to local history enthusiasts.
A twice-yearly newsletter offers members the opportunity to exchange family information,
to contribute news and views, and to pursue family history interests worldwide.
There are also opportunities for participating in practical exercises such as indexing
census or burial records.
Prospective members are welcome at any of the Society's evening meetings to 'test
the water'. These are held monthly, on a Wednesday, in the Smith Art Gallery &
Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling. Details can usually be found in the local press.
In addition, the Society often holds Open Nights or Beginners' Workshops early in
each session at various locations.
Denny & Dunipace Heritage Society
The Denny & Dunipace Heritage Society was formed with the mission of promoting
the cultural, social and economic heritage of Denny. The Society's website contains
a wealth of information and photographs.
The Society meets on the second Monday of each month at 7.15pm in the Heritage Rooms
at 13 Milton Row, Dunipace, FK6 6ND.