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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.

1841 Census Indexes

1851 Census Indexes

1861  Census Indexes

1861 Census   

1881 Census Transcript & Index

1891 Census Index

Court Records    




Monumental Inscriptions   

Occupational Records  

Parish Registers    New
Probate Records & Wills



Surname Index - County of Dunbarton



Surname Index - Shire of Dunbarton

fiche Dnb 1D-8D

Name Index – County of Dunbarton


Index to the Marine Returns for Scotland

fiche Sct 1E

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.
Arrochar (492)
Bonhill (493)
Cardross (494)
Cumbernauld (495)
Dumbarton (496)
Kilmarnock (497)
Kirkintilloch (498)
Luss (499)
New Kilpatrick (500)
Old or West Kilpatrick (501)
Rosneath (Roseneath) (502)
Row (503)

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 Dunbarton, ships are listed in the following Registration Districts: -  Cardross, Bonhill, Cumbernauld, Kirkintilloch, Old/West Kilpatrick Roseneath and Row. These entries are all listed on film 902.

1881 Census Index  for entire County of Dunbarton 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)

Dunbartonshire Parishes in the 1891 Census in the AIGS Library
The Institute has a complete set of Indexes for all parishes for the 1891 Census on fiche.


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.


List of Cases for Trial at Glasgow Assize Court Circuit 
Assizes for Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire - Spring Circuit May 1827 to Winter Circuit January 1835.
Films Sct 7-18


1825 Pigot & Co.'s Directory of Scotland


1837 Directory of Dunbartonshire.
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Dnb 1
1915 Directory of Scotland [Private Residents & Trades]
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Sct 419-425


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 - County of Dunbarton.
Plan of the Town of Dumbarton.  From the actual survey. 1818.  Wood, John.
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland


Alexandria Parish Churchyard MIs
Millburn Churchyard, Renton  MIs with pictures



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).



Arrochar Parish Register [492]  Kirk Session Records - Deaths 1835-1840
Film Sct 28
Kirkintilloch Parish Register [498]  Baptisms 1760-1802, 1801-1821, 1819-1855,
Marriages and Burials 1826-1855,  Burials 1826, 1845-1854,
Register of neglected entries, 1831-1850
LDS Film 1041997
Kirkintilloch Parish Index [498] [Taken from LDS Films 1041996-1041997]
Births & Christenings A thru Z, 1656-1855 (4 fiche)
Marriages A thru Z, 1656-1710, 1826-1855

LDS Fiche 6900443
LDS Fiche 6901981
Luss Parish Register [499]
Baptisms 1780-1819, 1820-1854,
Marriages 1782-1819, 1820-1854.
Film Dnb 1
Roseneath Parish Register (502)
Baptisms 1722-1820, 1818-1855, Marriages 1722-1819, 1820-1854
LDS Film 1041999
Roseneath Parish lndex (502) [Taken from LDS Film 1041392]
Births and christenings A thru Z, 1722-1855
Marriages A thru Z, 1722-1854

LDS Fiche 6900830
LDS Fiche 6900831
Row Parish Registers [503]  Kirk Session Minutes - Baptisms 1760-1823
Film Sct 28

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 Court of Edinburgh had jurisdiction for the whole of Scotland and abroad and should also be checked. 
These Testaments are for personal property only.

The 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 of Dunbarton during the
Commonwealth Only (1649-1660) - New Kilpatrick.

fiche T46-T47

The Commissariot of Glasgow covers the following parishes in Dunbarton -
the whole of the county except for a portion of the parish of Cardross.

fiche T24-T29

The Commissariot of Hamilton & Campsie covers the parish of Cardross.

fiche T30

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 fiche
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 Edinburgh, Haddington, and Linlithgow for 1827-1865 and Commisary Court Books of Lanark, Dunbarton, Renfrew, Bute and Argyll for 1846-1865.

Film Sct 4



Hearth Tax for the County of Dunbarton 1694        
Film Sct 20
Hearth Tax for the  Presbyterie of Haddington (& parish of Ormiston) 1691
Film Sct 20

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