North Lanarkshire Archives

About this Organisation

North Lanarkshire Archives collects and preserves the historical records of North Lanarkshire, covering the areas of Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell, Shotts, Stepps and Wishaw.

This unique resource is there for you to use – free of charge. Visit the archives to research your family history, the history of your house or your local area.

Our collections include:

  • records of the former burghs in North Lanarkshire (e.g. Airdrie, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell and Wishaw)
  • the historical records of the Cumbernauld Development Corporation
  • cemetery records
  • poor law records
  • school records
  • estate papers, e.g. Hamilton of Dalzell, Drumpellier and Cumbernauld
  • business collections, e.g. Anderson Boyes & Co, Thomas Hudson & Co
  • records of societies and clubs
  • papers of private individuals and families
  • photographic collections covering the entire area of North Lanarkshire

Organisation Type

Public Library or Archive


North Lanarkshire Archives
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
High Road
North Lanarkshire
Entry last updated: April 25th, 2018

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