Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Lanarkshire FHS secures funding for disabled access to research room

There was a wee mention of Lanarkshire Family History Society ( in our Parliament a few days ago, via a motion but forward by the local MSP, John Pentland, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish Labour, lodged on 28 MAY 2014:

That the Parliament welcomes the news that the Lanarkshire Family History Society has secured £8,187 in funding from the Awards for All scheme; believes that the society will use the money to install a stairlift in its resource centre so that disabled members can access the research room; understands that the society, based in Motherwell, was formed in 1991 to help local people research their family histories; applauds the society on its work, and wishes it all the best for the future.

The motion was supported by David Torrance, Anne McTaggart, David Stewart, Hanzala Malik, Roderick Campbell, Bill Kidd, Jayne Baxter, Mike MacKenzie, Jackie Baillie, Mark McDonald, Colin Beattie, Fiona McLeod, Kevin Stewart, Dennis Robertson, Maureen Watt, Bob Doris, Richard Lyle, Sandra White, Sarah Boyack.

More importantly - congrats to Lanarkshire FHS on securing its funding!


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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