Stonehouse Heritage Group (SHG) are a voluntary group formed in 1991. The First Project embarked on was the inputting of census information on the village of Stonehouse (Lanarkshire) into a computer database. The First census return to be input was the 1891 census. Search routines were developed so that the data could be easily accessed through a number of options that included Surname, full Name, Address etc therefore providing an extremely quick search facility. Since then a number of other census years have been transcribed as has school records and other information linked to Stonehouse. Work is still on going and is a slow process with only a handful of working volunteers .
Our website which was created in 1997 www.stonehouseheritage.co.uk offers a fascinating insight to Stonehouse village history, family history research as well as providing a social record of life in the village around the late 1800’s. Whilst not all of our information has been transferred onto the web site the group continues to work towards transferring other information to the site as soon as it has been transcribed into a format that can be used and has the funding available to do so.
Our website includes an on-line searchable index of Census information for Stonehouse, OPR and church records, School admission records, Gallery of old pictures, School photographs examples from the collection can be viewed but full unrestricted access to the Historical Data for a year requires membership costing eleven pounds sterling.
To make contact with the group write to the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that any photographs viewed on the site can be purchased without the watermark, costs of an A4 sized photograph would be in the region of £10.00 including postage or a smaller digital resolution can be provided at £5.00 each.
If you have photographs or information that you would like to see displayed on our site or would like to share with our group please do not hesitage to contact us on the link above.