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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.

Kincardine 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.

Arbuthnot (250)
Banchory-Devenick (251)
Banorchy-Ternan (252)
Benholm (253)
Bervie (254)
Dunnottar (255)
Durris (256)
Fettercairn (257)
Fetteresso (258)
Fordoun (259)
Glenbervie (261)
Kinneff & Catterline (262)
Laurencekirk (263)
Maryculter (264)
Marykirk (265)
Nigg (266)
St. Cyrus (267)
Strachan (268)

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 Kincardine, ships are listed in the Registration District of Nigg. These entries are all listed on film 902.


Index to the Marine Returns for Scotland
fiche Sct 1

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

Kincardine Parishes in the 1891 Census in the AIGS Library
We have a complete set of Indexes for all parishes for the 1891 Census on microfiche.


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 Directory of Scotland
1837 Slaters Directory of Kincardine
fiche KCD 1
1839 Aberdeen Almanac
Including counties of Banff, Moray and Kincardine.
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 for the Counties of  Aberdeen, Banffshire, Kincardine, Moray and Nairn.
Plan of the town of Stonehaven [from the actual survey 1823,  Wood, John]


Scotland’s Royal Garrison Artillery Militia Attestations Index Edinburgh 1882-1915, Fife 1882-1911, Forfar & Kincardineshire 1881-1915, South East Scotland 1877-1913 and West Scotland 1873-1911. People from all over England and Ireland as well as Scotland so search all sections

Aberdeen & North East FHS Journal Index 1-37. 56  - current


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.

Drumlithie & Laurencekirk Parish Register [263]
Christenings 1796-1825Marriages 1813-1825
Film Sct 25
Fetteresso Parish Register [258] 
Christenings  1st Oct 1783-1819   
Register of Neglected Entries – various dates  
Christenings 1820-1854 Irregular Entries Proclamation Dues (for Marriages) 1820-1854
Marriages 1839-1854 Burials (Mortcloth Dues) 1820-1847 Index to Christenings 1820-1854
Film Kcd 1
St Ternan's Scottish Episcopal Church, Diocese of Brechin
1) St. Ternan & St. Ternan's Church
2) Register conservation
3) Historic record of clergy serving Muchalls
4) Baptismal Index
5) Confirmation index
6) Marriage index
7) Burial/death index
8) Register
Members of the congregation recorded in the old register, mostly lived in Muchalls,
Newtonhill (Scaterow), Portlethen, Banchory Devenick, Maryculter,and Netherley.

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 Brechin covers the following parishes in Kincardine: - Glenbervie and Strachan
fiche T3-t4
The Commissariot of St Andrews covers the following parishes in Kincardine: - Arbuthnot, Benholm, Bervie, Dunnottar, Durris, Fettercairn, Fetteresso, Fordoun, Garvock, Kinneff, Laurencekirk, Marykirk, Nigg and St Cyrus.

fiche T41-T45

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 and Zetland [RH 3/211/2].
Film Sct 5


Hearth Tax for the County of Kincardine c1694
Film Sct 20

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Updated 12th July 2011