A PLEA has been issued by the Lanarkshire Family History Society to help them find new premises.
The group, with members from across Lanarkshire, are currently based at 47 Crosshill Street, Motherwell.
However, they have been asked by North Lanarkshire Council to vacate the premises to allow for development of the site.
In a double blow, the move comes as the Society prepare to celebrate their 21st anniversary.
Now they are asking for the help of Lanarkshire residents, businesses, fellow groups, clubs or societies to help them find a new base – before they are required to vacate the Crosshill Street office on September 27.
Chairman of the Lanarkshire Family History Society Bob Stewart, told the Wishaw Press this week: “In this year, our 21st anniversary, the last thing we wanted was to be told we must move from our current premises.
“However, we entered the rental agreement with North Lanarkshire Council, knowing that it could be a short-term lease and that was back in February 2009.
“We are therefore looking for premises, possibly in Motherwell or Hamilton, and require a floor area of 600 to 800sq ft.
“A shop unit or alternatively office space with good disabled access and easy access for the elderly, close to local transport and if possible car parking are the main requirements.
“The council are doing their very best to help us find a new premises also and we can’t thank them enough for that.”
The society help people research their family history primarily in Lanarkshire's parishes, and offer facilities for members to carry out research.
Any Lanarkshire business or landlord that may be able to assist the society in finding a new premises is asked to contact Bob Stewart via the website at lanarkshirefhs.org.uk or email email@example.com
l The Lanarkshire Family History Society are hosting an Irish and Scottish Family History day at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre on Saturday, April 14, from 10am to 4.30pm.
All are welcome to attend.