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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.

1861 Census  

1861  Census Indexes

1881 Census Transcript & Index

1891 Census Index

Court Records





Monumental Inscriptions    

Occupational Records  

Parish Registers     New

Probate Records & Wills   


Clackmannan 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.

Alloa (465)
Clackmannan (466)
Dollar (467)
Tillicoultry (468)

1861 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 Clackmannan, ships are listed in the following Registration Districts: -  Alloa and Clackmannan.  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 Clackmannan 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 Clackmannan 1891 Census in the AIGS Library
We have a complete set of Indexes for all parishes for the 1891 Census.


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.



1825 Pigot & Co.'s Directory of Scotland
1837 Directory of Clackmannanshire

fiche Clk 6

1915 Directory of Scotland [Private Residents & Trades]
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Sct 419-425


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


Analytical Index to the Statutory Registers of Deaths for Scotland, [McKirdy Index] Clackmannan, 1855-1875.

fiche Clk 1-5


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 including the Counties of Aberdeen, Banffshire, Kincardine, Moray and Nairn.
Plan of the town of Elgin [from the actual survey 1822, Wood, John]
Plan of the town of Forres [from the actual survey 1822, Wood, John]
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland

Alloa, Greenside Cemetery 1814-1975

Film Sct 1

Tillicoultry Cemetery MIs & Photos


Merchant Seamen Crew Lists & Agreements. 1863-1913 [CLIP]


The Register of Apprentices of the City of Edinburgh 1583-1800
Note:  These Apprentices come from all parts of Scotland.          


Historical Clock & Watchmakers Index  [UK-wide index]


Merchant Seamen’s Crew Agreement Lists 1851 PRO Catalogue No. BT 98
Note: The area designation relates to the ships’ Port of Registration not the birthplace of the seaman.  A seaman could sign on anywhere and change ships at will, so if you do not find him where expected try other areas.
The files include a Master Surname Index to Lists published to date.
Areas covered are:-Aberdeen, Angus, Cornwall, Lanark, Renfrew, Scotland South- East, Scotland South-West, Highlands & Islands, Wales, Ireland North (Ulster), Ireland Mid  & East (Leinster) Ireland South &West (Munster & Connaught).


Abbreviations used:  B. Burials,  C. Christenings/Baptisms,  D. Deaths,  M. Marriages.
Alloa (465) PR  C. 1609-1740

Film Clk 1

Alloa (465) PR
C. 1740-1809, M. 1740-1799, C. 1801-1819, C. 1820-1854,
M. 1801-1819,  M.1820-1854, B. 1825-1854
Transcripts from the Register of Neglected Entries

Film Clk 2

Clackmannanshire - Pre 1855 Burial Records

Wills before 1875 were proved in Commissariot Courts.
The areas covered by Commissariot Courts pre 1800 in Scotland, relate to Church jurisdiction and not County borders, so more than one Court can cover a County.
The Commissariot Courts
of Edinburgh had jurisdiction for the whole of Scotland and abroad and should also be checked.
These Testaments are for personal property only.

The Institute Library has a complete set of Indexes for pre 1800 Commissariot Court Wills.
The Commissariot of Edinburgh was the main court and covers all of Scotland and Overseas as well as the local area and should always be checked.
fiche T11-T23
The Commissariot of Stirling covers the following parishes in Clackmannan: - Alloa, Alva, Clackmannan and Dollar

fiche T46-T47

The Commissariot of Dunblane covers the following parishes in Clackmannan: - Tillicoultry.

fiche T8-T9

Land was covered by separate laws and is covered by the records detailed in:
The Retours of Services of Heirs index 1544 -1699
The Service of Heirs Index
1700 - 1859
Scottish Calendar of Confirmations [of wills] 1876 - 1923
British  Probate  Calendar  1858 - 1898
Contains English and Welsh Wills and Administrations as well as some Irish and Scottish entries.
Entries can also be found from around the world and from deaths many years earlier. (See Guide) 
Where a Scottish testator also held property in England, for the years listed below, wills were also proved in London and indexes to these are found at the end of the films listing English probate on the last film for each year after the letter 'Z.'
1858 to 1866 inclusive.
1869 to 1876 inclusive.
Register of Defuncts
Index to the Inventories of the Personal Estates of Defuncts recorded in the  Commissary Court Books of Fife, Dundee, Clackmannan, Kinross, Stirling, Aberdeen, Kincardine, Banff, Elgin, Nairn, Inverness, Ross & Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness, Orkney and Zetland (RH 3/211/2)
Film Sct 5


Hearth Tax - List of hearths 1690 & 1694
Film Sct 20

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