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Catalogue of Fiche, Film and CDs
Note that the spelling of place names may have changed over the years so remember to check all variations.
 Updates highlighted in Red
This catalogue is divided into the following categories.
Choose any link below to go to your area of interest.

1851 Census

1861 Census  

1861  Census  Indexes

1881 Census Transcript & Index

1891 Census Index

Cemetery Records

Court Records




Monumental  Inscriptions     


Nonconformist Registers   

Occupational Records    

Parish Registers     New

Probate Records

School Records    

Aberdeenshire Parishes in the 1851 Census held in the AIGS Library
Note that these items are microfilm of the original Census records and are filed in the Film cabinets under their County Abbreviation and Film Number.

Old Machar (168b) Books 140, 141, 144 & 145
Including: - 
  The Lunatic Asylum of Aberdeen
  Female Orphan Asylum 
  Lunatic Asylum Middlefield 
  Poor House – Old Machar 
  Asylum for Blind Aberdeen 
  Mitchells Hospital, Old Aberdeen 
  The Prisons (Two Buildings)
Old Machar Parish (168) (Books 144-145)
  Enumeration Districts: -1-11, 18-20, 45
Film 1851 Abd 1

Film 1851 Abd 2

Aberdeenshire Parishes in the 1861 Census held in the AIGS Library
Note that these items are microfilm of the original Census records and are filed in the Film cabinets under their Parish Numbers.

Aberdeen City (168a), (168b & 168c) 
Aberdour (169) 
Aboyne (170) 
Alford (171) 
Auchindoir (172) 
Auchterless (173) 
Belhelvie (174) 
Birse (175) 
Bourtie (176) 
Cabrach (177) 
Cairney (178) 
Chapel of Garioch (178) 
Clatt (180)
Cluny (181) 
Coull (182) 
Craithie & Braemar (183) 
Crimond (184) 
Cruden (185) 
Culsamond (186)   
Daviot (187)
Drumblade (188)
Drumoak (189)
Dyce (190)
Echt (191)
Ellon (192)
Fintry (Aberdeen) (193)
Forgue (194)
Foveran (195)
Fraserburgh (196)
Fyvie (197)
List of Persons Not in Houses
Gartly (198) 
Glass (199)
Glenbucket (200) 
Glenmuick, Tullich (201) 
Huntly (202) 
Insch (203) 
Inverurie (204) 
Keig (205) 
Keithhall & Kinkell (206) 
Kemnay (207) 
Kildrummy (208)
Kincardine O’Neill (209) 
King Edward (210) 
Kinellar (211) 
Kinnethmont (212) 
Kintore (213)
Leochel Cushnie (214)
Leslie (215)
Logie-Buchan (216)
Logie-Coldstone (217)
Longside (218)
Lonmay (219)
Lumphanan (220)
Methlic (221)
Midmar (222)
Monquhitter  (223)
Monymusk (224)
New Deer (225) 
Newhills (226) 
New Machar (227) 
Old Deer (228) 
Old Meldrum (229) 
Oyne (230)
Peterculter (231)
Peterhead (232)
Pitsligo (233)
Premnay (234)
Rathven (235)
Rayne (236)
Rhynie (237)
Savoch (237B)
Skene (238)
Slains (239)
Strathdon (240)
Strichen (241)
Tarland (and Migvie) (242)
Tarves (243)
Tough (244)
Tullynessle, Forbes and Kearn (246)
Turriff (247)
Tyrie (248)
Udny (249)

Enumeration Books for the following institutions
Aberdeen House of Industry & Refuge, The Barracks Aberdeen, Victoria Lodging House Aberdeen,  Robert Gordon’s Hospital, The Boy’s Hospital, East Prison, The Royal Infirmary,City Poorhouse, The Girl’s Hospital.
Film Wig 5

Census of Merchant and Royal Navy Ships
The film of 1861 Census of Merchant and Royal Navy Ships in Port covers all of Scotland.  For Aberdeen, ships are listed in the following Registration Districts: -  St. Nicholas, Crimond, Foveran, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Pitsligo.
These entries are all listed on film 902.


Index to the Marine Returns for Scotland

fiche Sct 1E

1881 Census Index  for entire County of Aberdeenshire in 6 sets of fiche. 
(Surname Index, Birth Place Index, Census Place Index, As Enumerated, Misc. Notes, Ships, Institutions). 
Also on CD (1881 British Census and Index)

Parishes in the Aberdeenshire 1891 Census in the AIGS Library

We have a complete set of Indexes for all Aberdeenshire parishes for the 1891 Census.


Old Machar Churchyard, Aberdeen
Register of Burials (Blotter Register) 1855-1863

Film Sct 6


Decisions of the Court of Session 1781-1822
Published by David Hume in 1839 this is a wonderful record of hundreds of court decisions
involving people from all over Scotland.



1811 The Aberdeenshire CD -
Extract from Holden's Annual London and Country Directory of the United Kingdom
1820 Directory of Aberdeenshire [Aberdeen]
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection.
fiche Abd 4
1825-26 Pigot & Co Directory of Scotland
1837 The Aberdeenshire CD - Pigot & Co Directory of Aberdeenshire
1837 Directory of Aberdeenshire
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection.
fiche Abd 5
1839 Aberdeen Almanac
Including counties of Banff, Moray and Kincardine
1881 The Aberdeenshire CD - Holden’s Directory entry for Aberdeen
1900-01 Aberdeen Post Office Directory
1915 Slaters Directory of Aberdeenshire
fiche Abd 1-3
1915 Directory of Scotland [Private Residents & Trades]
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection.
fiche Sct 419-425
1925 Aberdeen Post Office Directory


Francis Groome's 1896 Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland [6 volumes] -
together with additional material and indexes.


Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland


The collection of Maps held in the library is in paper format, and will be found in either the Maps Stands or on top of the film cabinets in Map holders.
Civil Parishes and Counties of Scotland showing Overall Dates of Old Parochial Records Held in Edinburgh and available Worldwide on microfilm for the Counties of Aberdeen, Banffshire, Kincardine, Moray and Nairn.
Plan of the City of Aberdeen from the actual survey [Wood, John]
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland


The Aberdeenshire CD - Mounthooley Smallpox Hospital
Surname Index, List of patients for 1872 and 1874-75


Aberdeen Journal 1909 St Nicholas Gravestones (Fraserburgh Past & Present)
Fraserburgh Past & Present
Records of Old Aberdeen
(Includes Monumental Inscriptions, Extracts fromKirk Session Records, Epitaphs etc).
Aberdeen & North East FHS Journal Index 1-37, 56

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Updated 6 January 2013