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Welcome

Welcome to Portal to the Past - East Renfrewshire Council's local history and heritage website. East Renfrewshire has an exciting and interesting history, which is reflected in the broad range of resources it holds, including: old maps, photographs, documents, statues, paintings, ephemera and other information; giving a taste of daily life in the past.

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Catalogue

The Heritage Catalogue contains details of many of the resources we have in East Renfrewshire, including photographs, documents and museum items.

Ancestry Library Edition

We offer free access to the library edition of Ancestry from all of our community libraries.

Family History

We hold many resources to help the family historian including local records and online resources. We can also offer advice to help you trace that elusive ancestor.

Online Exhibitions and Features

Explore our online exhibitions and features to discover our collections and to find out about some of the people and events connected to East Renfrewshire's history.

Heritage Services & Resources

Discover local and family history through our collections of local photographs, maps, newspapers and other records.

Heritage Facebook page

Join us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news from our Heritage Service, information on our collections and word of upcoming events.