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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.

Kinross  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.

Cleish (460)
Fossoway & Tulliebole (461)
Kinross (462)
Orwell (463)
Portmoak (464)

Census of Merchant and Royal Navy Ships
The film of 1861 Census of Merchant and Royal Navy Ships in Port covers all of Scotland. 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 Kinross 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)

Kinross  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 Directory of Kinross-shire
fiche Krs 1
1872 Fife & Kinross Register - County Lists & Business Directory

fiche Fif 2

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


Analytical Index to the Statutory register of deaths for Scotland,
[McKirdy Index] Kinross 1855-1875

fiche Krs 2-3


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 Clackmannan, Kinross & Fife.
Plan of the town of  Kinross [from the actual survey 1823 Wood, John]
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland


Orwell Burial Ground Memorial Inscriptions


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)              

Faculty of Advocates, Scotland 1532-1943. [Transcript found on Scotland General CD]

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. 
The files include a Master Surname Index to Lists published to date.  A seaman could sign on anywhere and change ships at will, so if you do not find him where expected try other areas.

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).



Cleish Parish Register [460]
Baptisms & Marriages 1820-1854,  Burials, 1828-1854
Film Krs 1
Fossoway & Tulliebole Parish Register [461]
Baptisms 1609-1634, 1670-1854
Marriages 1609-1634, 1670-1734, 1745-1798
Proclamations 1798-1811, 1815-1819
Burials 1714-1726, 1745-1789
Mortcloth Dues 1793-1819
Film Krs 1
Fossoway Parish Register [461] [Items 6]   Burials 1820-1844
LDS Film 1067897
Kinross Parish Register [462]
Baptisms 1676-1689
Marriages 1676-1689, 1772-1788
Mortcloth dues [burial records], 1684-1685
The Acts of the Kirk Session of Kinross 1683-1689
Register of Persons Proclaimed since 1699-1726
Register of Proclamations 1727-1793
Marriages 1783
Film Krs 1

Kinross Parish Register [462]
Baptisms 1699-1820
Marriages 1786-1819
Burials 1733-1735, 1783-1787, 1810, 1823
Session book [includes Marriage proclamations 1668-1670, 1681-1683, and Mortcloth dues 1670, 1683]
Account book [includes Mortcloth dues 1764-1802]

Film Krs 2

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 in Kinross: - Muckhart.
fiche T46-T47
The Commissariot of Dunblane covers the following parish in Kinross: - Fossoway.

fiche T8-T9

The Commissariot of St. Andrews covers the whole of the County of Kinross with the exception of the two parishes mentioned above.

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
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.
Film Sct 5

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