Place:Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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NameMotherwell
Alt namesTobar na Màtharsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates55.783°N 4°W
Located inLanarkshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoStrathclyde, Scotlandadministrative region 1975-1996
North Lanarkshire, Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotlandparish where Motherwell was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Motherwell is a large town and former burgh in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, south east of Glasgow.

Motherwell is the headquarters for both North Lanarkshire Council, which is one of Scotland's most populous local authority areas, and of Strathclyde Police "N" division. These organisations cover an overall population of 327,000 people (59,000 in Motherwell and Wishaw) throughout the of North Lanarkshire.


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Description of Motherwell 1877

Scottish Places provides an historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885. This edition is copyrighted by The Editors of the Gazetteer for Scotland, 2002-2011.

Research Tips

Motherwell was a town in the parish of Dalziel. Search there for births, marriages and deaths.

Sources for Old Parish Registers Records, Vital Records and Censuses

  • FamilySearch (Indexes only)
  • Scotland's People This is a pay website providing vital statistics and census data for all of Scotland with original images. There is a description at Scotland under Genealogical Resources.

Further Sources of Reference

Please note and respect the copyright warnings on these websites.

  • GENUKI article on Motherwell
  • GENUKI article on Dalziel Parish
  • Scottish Places article on Motherwell--more information may be found by following the tabs on the right. The parish maps in this series are very useful.
  • The maps website of the National Library of Scotland allows comparisons of modern-day and old maps of the same place. From the home page click on "Find by place" and then follow the instructions on the next page. Once you are viewing the place you want, use the slider <----> at the top of the map to compare the layout of roads and the place names of smaller areas, perhaps even farms, with the landscape today. The website takes some getting used to.
  • The Statistical Accounts for Scotland In the 1790s and again in the 1830s, the ministers of the all the parishes of the Church of Scotland were asked to provide a description of their parish to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The original account request included 160 questions to be answered. These accounts are available in print in 20 volumes and are also online where it is freely available to browse. The browsing portal is below the viewing area of most computer screens. Scroll down to "For non-subscribers" and click on "Browse scanned pages". This brings you to another page on which one can enter the name of the parish in which you are interested.
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