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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.

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.
Abernethy & Kincardine (124)
Alves (125)
Bellie (126)
Birnie (127)
Boharm (128)
Dallas (129)
Drainie (130)
Duffus (131)
Duthil (132)
Dyke (133)
Edinkillie (134)
Elgin (135)
New Spynie (136)
Forres (137)
Kinloss (138)
Knockando (139)
Rafford (140)
Rothes (141)
St Andrews & Lhanbryde  (142)
Speymouth (143)
Urquhart (144)

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 Moray, ships are listed in the following Registration Districts: - Drainie, Duffus, Kinloss, Urquhart, Banff, Cullen, Enzie and Rathven.
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 Moray 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 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.'s Directory of Scotland
1837 Slaters Directory of Elginshire

fiche Mor 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) 
  0 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 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]


Elgin - Annals of the Parish and Burgh of Elgin 1150-1876
Film Mor 1
Aberdeen & North East FHS Journal Index 1-37, 56- current CD

Cromdale & Advie MIs [WS 13]
Granton on Spey Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions  [including digital images of headstones]


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.

Alves Parish Register [Blotter] [125] Kirk session account book 1806-1843 (Item 9)
LDS Film 1068235
Cromdale, Inverallan & Advie Parish Registers [Blotter]
Kirk Session Minutes 1702-1706
Film Sct 24
Elgin Parish Register [54]
Christenings 1820-1850, 1851-1854, Christenings Omitted - various dates between 1809-1820,
Late Christenings various dates pre 1854
Marriages  1820-1854, Burials  1820-1854
Elgin Mortality Lists 1838 part], 1844, 1845, 1839, 1840, 1846, 1841, 1842
Register of Neglected Entries
Film Mor 2
Kinloss Parish Register [138]
Baptisms 1699-1854,  Marriages 1699-1849,  Burials 1826-1854
Film MOR 4
Knockando Parish Register [Blotter] [139]
Baptisms 1768-1794,  Marriages 1768-1794
Film Sct 24

New Spynie Parish Register [136]
Christenings  1711-1819, 1820-1854
Marriages  1709-1756, 1766-1776, 1792-1819, 1820-1854
Film Mor 3

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 Peebles covers the county of Selkirk.
fiche T40

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
The two CD’s are indispensable to the genealogist as they record from 1544 to1859 an authentic history of inheritance
of the greater part of the landed property in Scotland and the descent of most of the leading families

Register of Testaments – Pre 1800
The Commissariot of Moray covers the County of Moray.
The Commissariot of Dunkeld covers the following parishes in Moray: -Auchterhouse, Fearn, Ruthven and Tealing.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 T37
fiche T10
fiche T11- T23
fiche T40
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


An Account of Hearth Money Collected for the County of Moray, 1695
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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