To research Scottish family history and genealogy in general; the following links may be of use. A general website for the Kirk can be found at the following address: www.mearnskirk.church
(The National Archives of Scotland)
Based in Edinburgh, the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) exists to select, preserve, and make available the national archives of Scotland in whatever medium, to the highest standards; to promote the growth and maintenance of proper archive provision throughout the country; and to lead the development of archival practice in Scotland. The NAS also holds historical records created by businesses, landed estates, families, churches and other corporate bodies. Every year tens of thousands of people from all over the world use the NAS's services to carry out research, seek advice on record keeping, and enhance the learning and teaching of history.
(General Register Office for Scotland)
Responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces, and adoptions. They run the Census and use Census and other data to publish information about population and households. They are the main source of family history records.
One of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. With access to almost 50 million records.
(Portal to the Past)
East Renfrewshire Council's local history and heritage website which holds old maps, photographs, documents, statues, paintings, ephemera and other information.