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Catalogue of Fiche, Film & 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.

Inverness Parishes in the 1841 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.

Parts of the Parish of Ardnamurchan & Sunart lying within Inverness -
Quoad Sacra Parish of Aharacle District of South Morar -
Arasaid & Moidart and Quoad Sacra Parish of Strontian are contained on Census Film 504-508.
Parts of the Parish of Kilmallie - Inverness District of Lochaber are contained on Census Film 504-508.

Inverness Parishes in the 1851 Census held in the AIGS Library

Central Inverness
District of Inverness
Inverness Burgh
Isle of Skye, North
Isle of Skye, South

Speyside Inverness
Western Inverness

Inverness 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.

Alvie (90b)
Ardersier (91)
Boleskine & Abertarff (92)
Inverallan (93)
Dalcross & Croy (94)
Daviot & Dunlichity (95)
Dores (96a)
Glenelg (97)
Inverness (98)
Kilmonivaig (99)
Kilmorack (100)    
Kiltarlity (101)
Kingussie & Insh (102)
Kirkhill (103)
Laggan (104)
Moy & Dalarossie (105)
Petty (106)
Urquhart & Glenmoriston (107)

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 Inverness, ships are listed in the following Registration Districts: - Boleskine & Abertarff , Inverness, Kilmonivaig, Kilmorack, Laggan, Duirinish, Kilmuir, North Uist, Portree, South Uist/Howmore and Strath.   These entries are all listed on film 902.


Index to Marine Returns for Scotland
fiche Sct 1E

1881 Census Index  for entire County of Inverness 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 Inverness-shire 1891 Census in the AIGS Library
We have a complete set of Indexes for all Inverness-shire 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.


Calendar of Documents
The Commissary Court of Argyll which dealt mainly with Executrices of the deceased although it also dealt with cases of small debt and scandal i.e. defamation.  Its jurisdiction was restricted to the parishes of mainland Argyll together with the parishes of Kilmallie, Kilmonivaig and Glenelg in.  The Calendar makes available the listings of the Processes (i.e. the case papers), the Petitions, the Edicts and the Bonds of Caution (i.e. the sureties) of the Court.



1825 Pigot & Co Directory of Scotland CD
1837 Directory of Inverness-shire
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Inv 2
1915 SlatersDirectory of  The Outer Hebrides.

fiche Inv 1

1915 Directory of Scotland [Private Residents & Trades]
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection Fiche
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.
Plan of the River Ness (Inverness) with the Banks and Lands adjacent [Home, John]
Civil Parishes and Counties of Scotland showing Overall Dates of Old Parochial Records Held in Edinburgh and available
Worldwide on microfilm. - County of Inverness.
Dates of the Commencement of Parish Registers for Inverness Mainland and Harris published by the Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies, Northgate, Kent, 1982.
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland


Abernethy Church Cemetery MIs [WS 13]
Granton on Spey Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions [including digital images of headstones]
Kingussie Churchyard Catholic Cemetery & Mill Road MIs [WS 13]
Newtonmore [Banchor] Cemetery Biallidbeg Burial Ground MIs [WS 13]
Rothimurchus St Johns Tenandry Church Killicrankie MIs [WS 13]


The Northern Highlands in the 19th Century –
Newspaper Index & Annals. By James Barron Volume 1 1800-1824.
The Northern Highlands in the 19th Century –
Newspaper Index & Annals. By James Barron Volume 2 1825-1842.


Inverness Free Church Registers [98]
Baptisms 1843-1858  Index to Surnames
Film Sct 24
Kiltarlity Free Church
Baptisms & Marriages 1843-1854
Film Sct 30
Kirkhill Free Church Register
Baptisms 1843-1854
Film Sct 24
Queen Street United Presbyterian Congregational
Session Minutes 1867-1873, Register of Baptisms 1870-1871, 1867-1870
Marriages 1867-1871, Roll of members in full Communion 1867-1871
Session Minutes 1837-1865
Baptisms 1860-1867, Marriages 1860-1867, List of Members 1837-1862
Film Sct 37


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.

Barra [52] PR
C.1836-September 1860 * M.1847-1854, D.1849 & 1854 [1 only for each]
*The Baptisms appear to be in no date order at all and need careful searching.

Film Inv 1

Bracadale [Skye] PR
C. August 1803- 1810,  M. 1802-1819
Draft Ministers Notes re baptisms to1822, Births 1802-1817 [Minginish]
C. 1813-1819,  M. 1803-1819,  C. 1820-1855, M. 1820-1854, D. 1834-1839

Film Inv 1

Croy & Dalcross [94] PR   C. 1719-1816,  M.  1813-1819,  C. 1820-1851
Register of the family of Major General Sir John Rose of Hjelm  & Lady Rose
C. 1820-1855,  M. 1820-1851
Population of the Parish of Croy taken 27th May and 4th June  1811 [statistics only]
Population of the Parish of Croy taken 7th May and 10th June 1821 [statistics only]
Film Inv 2
Daviot & Dunlichity [95] PR
Kirk Session Minutes [undated]
C. 1776-1820 ,  M. 1774-1824,  C. 1820-1854*,   M. 1820-1854*
[*not necessarily in date order]
Film Inv 2
Duirinish [Skye] PR
C. 1817-1819, M. 1817-1819,  Marriages 1818-1822 - covers what appear to be small offshoot Churches
to the main parish. Church names mentioned are Waternish, Glendale, Flashadden.

C. 1820-1854,   M. 1820-1854
Index to Baptisms, Index to Marriages, Register of Neglected Entries [3]

Film Inv 1

Inverness Parish Register [98]  Christenings 1820-1831,  Marriages 1820-1834,
Burials 1820-1853
Film Inv 3
Inverness Parish Register [Blotter] [98]  Baptisms 1789-1797
Film Sct 24
Inverness Parish Register [98] Inverness Kirk Session Records Transcript 1661-1800 CD
Kilmonivaig Parish Register [99]  Kirk Session Copy Registers –
Baptisms 1730-1819,   Marriages 1793-1819
Film Sct 28
Kirkhill Parish Registers [103]  Wardlaw & Farnua – Bills of Mortality 1663-1709
Film Sct 26
Moy & Dalarossie Parish Register [105]  Christenings 1838-1844,  Marriages 1838-1844
Film Sct 25

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 Inverness covers the County of that Name.
fiche T32
The Commissariot of Argyle covers the parishes of Glenelg, Kilmallie and Kilmonivaig.
fiche T2
The Commissariot of Moray covers the parish of Petty.

fiche T37

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 1846 - 1867
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 & Zetland (RH 3/211/2).
Film Sct 5


Hearth Tax - Account of Hearth money collected 1694
Film Sct 20

If you are unable to visit the AIGS Library to use any of the above resources
why not make use of our Research Service


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Updated 5th September 2011