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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.

1861 Census   

1861  Census Indexes

1881 Census Transcrip & Index

1891 Census Index

Court Records



Monumental Inscriptions    

Nonconformist Records

Occupational Records    

Parish Registers   New

Probate Records & Wills


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.
Aberdaldie (323)
Aberfeldy (324)
Aberfoyle (325)
Abernethy (326)
Abernyle (327)
Alyth (328)
Auchterarder (329)
Auchtergaven (330)
Balquihidder (331)
Bendochy (332)
Blackford (333)
Blairgowrie (335)
Callander (336)
Caputh (337)
Cargill (338)
Clunie (339)
Collace (340)
Comrie (341)
Crieff (342)
Culross (343)
Dowally (344)
Dron  (345)
Dull (346)
Dunbarney (347)
Dunblane (348)
Dunkeld (349)
Dunning (350)
Errol (351)
Findo-Gask (352)
Forgandenny (353)
Forteviot (354)
Fortingall (355a)
Foss (355b)
Fowlis-Easter (356)
Fowlis-Wester (357)
Glenderon (358)
Inchture (359)
Kenmore (360)
Killin (361)
Kilmaddock (362)
Kilspindie (363)
Kincardine (Perth) (364)
Kinclaven (365)
Kinfauns (366)
Kinloch-Rannoch (367)
Kinnaird (368)
Kinnoull (369)
Kirkmichael (Perth) (370)
Lecropt (371)
Lethendy & Kinloch (372)
Little Dunkeld (373)
Logie (374)
Logiealmond (375)
Monzie (376)
Logierait (377)
Longforgan (378)
Madderty (379)
Meigle (380)
Methven (381)
Moneydie (382)
Monzie (383)
Moulm (384)
Muckhart (385)
Muthill (386a)
Persie (386b)
Perth (387)
Monteith (388)
Rattray (389)
Redgorton (390)
Rhynd (391)
St. Madoes (392)
St. Martins (393)
Scone (394a)
Strathfillin (394b)
Quoad Sacra Parish of Tenandry (394c)
Tibbermore (395)
Trinity-Gask (396)
Tulliallan (397)
Weem (398)
Perth Institutions: -
General Prison for Scotland (East Church)
Perth Military Barracks (East Church)
James Murray Royal Lunatic Asylum (Kinnoull)
Boys & Girls School of Industry (West Church)
Poor Lodging Houses (St. Pauls Parish)
Perth County Prison (West Church)
County & City of Perth Infirmary (East Church)
Perth Ladies House of Refuge for Destitute Girls (East Church)

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 Perth, ships are listed in the following Registration Districts:  Culross, Perth (Burgh) and Tulliallan.  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 Perth 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
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.



1820 Pigots Directory of Perthshire
fiche Per 3
1825 Pigot & Co. Directory of Scotland

1837 Directory of Perthshire
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection

fiche Per 4

1860 Directory of Perthshire [East]
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection

fiche Per 5-6
1889 Leslie's Directory for Perth and Perthshire.
fiche Per 1-2
1915 Directory of Scotland [Private Residents & Trades]
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Sct 419-425


Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland


Francis Groome's 1896 Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland
(6 volumes) together with additional material and indexes.


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 Perth.
Plan of the Town of Perth  [from the actual survey 1823  Wood, John]
Plan of the Town of Crieff   [from the actual survey 1823  Wood, John]
Plan of the Town of Dunkeld   [from the actual survey 1823  Wood, John]
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland


Abernethy MIs CD
Auchterarder Church and Cemetery MIs CD
Cille Choirill Church Roy Bridge, Highlands MIs & Photos CD
Rattray Churchyard MIs


Breadalbane Free Presbytery - Minutes 1843-1869,
Act of Separation & Deed of Demission Edinburgh 23rd May 1843
Film Sct 32
Crieff Relief UP Congregation Register [Blotter]  Baptisms 1825-1854 (Item 11)
LDS Film 1068235
Lethendy Associate Congregation - Baptisms 1849-1850

Film Sct 29

Muckhart United Presbyterian Congregation
Baptisms 1813-1853,  Marriages 1828-1849,  Burials 1825-1844,
Session Minutes 1802-1811,  Public Rebukes
Film Sct 30
Pathstruie Associate Congregation - Baptisms 1765-1860
Film Sct 28


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.
Abernathy Parish Register [Blotter] [326] Item 2
Contains session minutes 1732-1736
LDS Film 1068238
Abroath Parish Register - Burials 1855-1858
Film Sct 25
Auchterarder Parish Register
Marriages 1667-1801, 1831-1854,   Baptisms 1661-1819,   Births 1820-1854 
Note: The entries are interspersed with Kirk Session Minutes during the period 1713-1758
and will need to be searched carefully
Film Per 1
Auchterarder Kirk Session - Register of Mortality 1747-1860
Film Per 9
Auchterarder Kirk Session - Register of Mortality 1855 - November 1878
Film Per 10
Auchterarder Parish Register
Burials 1743-1854, in Old Kirk Yard; New Kirk Yard; Tent [Tenth] Yard; Abruthven Briven 
Film Per 3

Caputh Parish Register [Blotter] [337]
Private Register kept by Rev. Al Wilson [contains Entries not on OPRS],
Baptisms 1835-1845, Marriages 1835-1845
Film Sct 24
Dull Parish Register - Christenings 1839-1859
Film Sct 25
Dunbarry Parish Register (347)
Baptisms 1767-1855, Marriages 1704-1710, 1746- 1748, 1850-1854, Burials 1850-1854
LDS Film 1040065 Item 1-2
Dunblane Parish Register (348)
Baptisms 1658-1784, 1769-1786, Marriages 1653-1691
LDS Film 1040065 Item 3-4
Dunblane Parish Index (348) Taken from LDS Films 1040065 & 1040066
Births and Christenings A thru Z 1658-1854 (3 fiches)
Marriages A thru Z 1653-1691, 1787-1855
LDS Fiche 6903073
LDS Fiche 6903074
Errol Parish Register [54]  - Baptisms 1553 -1819
Film Per 11
Findo Gask Parish Register
Baptisms 1669-1679, 1703-1709, 1715-1720,   Births/Baptisms 1756-1819,
Baptisms 1820-1855,  Marriages 1703-1709, 1715-1744, 1757-1856,  Deaths/Mortcloths 1765-1819     
Film Per 2
Fortingall Parish Register [355A]
Baptisms 1748-1783,  Baptisms 1783-1819,  Baptisms 1820-1854, Marriages 1820-1835,
Marriages 1748-1819, Register of Neglected Entries [1 entry]   
Film Per 6
Kenmore Parish Register [54]
Baptisms  1636-1702, Marriages  1636-1702,
Mixed in with these Baptisms and Marriages are Poor Law Accounts/Kirk Session Entries etc.
Baptisms  1702-1780,  Marriages  1702-1780,  Baptisms  1762-1819,  Marriages  1762-1819, 
Baptisms  1820-1854*  Marriages  1820 – January 1855,  Register of Neglected Entries.
*  Miscellaneously dated entries listed after 1854.
Film Per 8
Little Dunkeld Parish Register                             
Baptisms 1759-1819, Index to Baptisms, Births 1820-1854,
Marriages 1759-1806, 1806-1819, 1820-1854      
Film Per 4
Logierait Parish Register (376)
Baptisms, 1650-1653, 1673-1714, 1722-1819
Marriages, 1652-1655, 1681-1712, 1722-1790
Misc. materials (intermixed with baptisms and marriages) 1650-1655
Baptisms (Rannoch), 1782-1797
LDS Film 1040125
Muthill Parish Register - Baptisms 1697-1847
Redgorton Parish Register [390]
Baptisms 1706-1819, 1820-1856,  Marriages 1815-1820, 1761-1815, 1820-1856,
Kirk Session Records, Deaths 1761-1815,  Session funds 1761-1815,  Seat Rents 1814-1815
Film Per 5
Tulliallan Parish Register [397]
Baptisms 1673-1819,   Marriages August 1673-1819,  1696 Mortcloth Monies,
Deaths 1680-1781
[The entries for the  major part are incorporated in the Kirk Session Minutes as Morthcloth Dues
and Bell Money rather than regular death entries, although there are some of these also].

Bills of Mortality for 1781,   Baptisms 1820-1855,  Marriages 1820-1854,  Deaths 1848,
Register of Deaths [Late entries] - various dates from1807-1853,   Deaths 1846-1848,
Register of Neglected Entries
Film Per 7
Weem Parish Register [398]
Baptisms 1693-1820,  Marriages 1742-1819,   Deaths 1800-1813 [2 entries only],
Baptisms 1820-1854,  Marriages 1820-January 1863.
Film Per 7
West Perthshire - Pre 1855 Burial Records

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 Dunblane covers the following parishes in Perthshire:-
Aberfoyle, Abernethy, Auchterarder, Balquhidder, Blackford, Callander, Comrie, Culross, Dron, Dunblane, Dunning, Findo Gask, Fowlis-Wester, Glendevon, Kilmadock, Kincardine,  part of Kippen, Lecropt (part of), Logie, Monzie, Monzievaird, Muthill, Port of Monteith, St. Madoes, Trinity-Gask and Tulliallan.
fiche T8-T9
The Commissariot of Dunkeld covers the following parishes in Perthshire: -
Aberdalgie, Abernytie, Alyth, Auchtergaven, Blair-Athole, Caputh, Cargill, Cluny, Coupar-Angus, Crieff, Dowallay, Dull, Dunkeld Little, Forgandenny, Fortingall, Kenmore, Killin, Kinclaven, Kirkmichael, Lethendy Kinloch, Logierait, Madderty, Meigle, Moneydie, Moulin, Redgorton,
St Martins,  Tibbermore, Weem, and part of Arngask.
fiche T10
The Commissariot of St. Andrews covers the following parishes in Perthshire:-
Bendochy, Blairgowrie, Collace, Dunbarnie, Errol, Forteviot, Fowlis-Easter, Inchture, Kilspindie, Kinfauns, Kinnaird, Kinnoul, Longforgan, Methven, Muckhart, Perth, Rhynd and Scone.
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

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


Account and list of hearth money collected within the presbyteries of Dunblane and Auchterarder and parishes of Culross and Tulliallan, 1694.
Film Sct 20
Account and list of hearth money collected within the presbyteries of Perth and Dunkeld and parishes in Perthshire joined Meigle Presbytery, 1694.
Film Sct 20

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