Stonehouse Heritage Group (SHG) are a small voluntary group and registered charity 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 2007 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. Please note that the Website is continually updated and appearance can change on a monthly basis.
Our website can be split into two distinct elements. The drop down menu entitled Historical Data includes the census, school admissions, headmasters diary, church and cemetery records. This information can only be accessed by taking out an annual membership for £11.00 sterling which offers full and unrestricted access to all information.
All other drop down menu pages are free to access however if you feel you would like to make a donation to the group please take out a membership.
The main reason we charge for the historical data as all monies collected fund further research. The cost of membership has not increased since 2007.
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 £8- £10.00 excluding postage or a smaller digital resolution can be provided at £6.00 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 hhesitateto contact us on the link above.