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Ross & Cromarty
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.

Ross & Cromarty Parishes in the 1851 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 County Abbreviation and Film Number.

Tarbat (83)
Urquhart & Logie Wester(84)
Urray (85)
Barvas (86)
Lochs (86b)


The Black Isle, Index, in alpha & district listing

fiche Roc 8D-10D

Dingwall & District Index, in alpha & district listing

fiche Roc 6D-7D

Lochbroom,Index, in alpha listing.
fiche Roc 13D-14D
Tain & District Index, in alpha & district listing

fiche Roc 11D-12D

Wester Ross [No. 2],Index, in alpha & district listing

fiche Roc 4D-5D

W. Ross & Cromarty, Gairloch and surrounds Index in alpha and district listing

fiche Roc 1D-3D

Ross & Cromarty 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.

Alness (57)
Applecross (58)
Avoch (59)
Contin (60)
Cromarty (61)
Dingwall (62)
Edderton (63)
Fearn (Ross) (64)
Fodderty (65)
Gairloch (66)
Glenshiel (67)
Killearnan (68)
Kilmuir-Easter (69)
Kiltearn (70)
Kincardine (Ross) (71)
Kintail (72)
Knockbain (73)
Lochalsh (74)
Lochbroom (75)
Lochcarron (76)
Logie-Easter (77)
Ross (78)
Resolis (79)
Rosemarkie (80)
Rosskeen (81)
Tain (82)
Tarbat (83)
Urquhart and Logie Wester (84)
Urray (85)
Parish of  Barvas (86A)
Parish of Carlow (86B).
Parish of Lochs (87)
Parish of Stornoway (88).
Parish of Uig (89)

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 Ross & Cromarty, ships are listed in the following Registration Districts: -  Shieldaig, Cromarty, Dingwall, Gairloch, Glenshiel, Kilmuir Easter, Kiltearn, Lochalsh, Lochbroom, Rosskeen, Tain, Tarbat, Stornoway and Uig.  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 Ross & Cromarty 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.



1825-26 Pigots Directory of Scotland
1837 Slaters Directory of Ross & Cromarty
fiche R & C 1
1852 Directory of Ross & Cromarty Shires
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Roc 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


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 Counties of Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty.
Plan of the town of Dingwall [from the actual survey 1821Wood, John]
Plan of the town & harbour of Stornaway, Island of Lewis [Wood. John]
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland


Clachan Duich Graveyard, Gravestones & MIs Kintail



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


Fortrose & Rosemarkie Free Church Registers.   Christenings 1844-1855.
Film Sct 25


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).



Avoch Parish Register [59].    Baptisms  1727-1819,   Marriages  1727-1819,   Baptisms 1820 –1854,
Marriages   1820-1854.

Film Roc 4

Contin Parish Registers [60].   Baptisms 1778-1819,  Marriages 1787-1819,  Baptisms 1820-1854,
Marriages 1820-1854,  Deaths  1825-1854

Film Roc 4

Fearn Parish Register [64].   Baptisms  1749-1819,  Marriages  1783-1819,  Deaths 1783-1791,
Baptisms  1820-1854,  Marriages 1820-1854

Film Roc 3

Fodderty Parish Register [65].   Baptisms  1735-1819,   Marriages  1735-1819,  Deaths  1758-1794,
Baptisms  1820-1854,  Marriages 1820-1854

Film Roc 3

Kintail Parish Register [72].   Marriages 1855-1878
Film Sct 25
Lochalsh Parish Register [74].   Baptisms 1775-1819,  Marriages  1777-1806,
Baptisms 1820-1854,  Marriages 1821-1854
Plockton  Baptisms 1833-1845

Film Roc 2

Lochbroom Parish Register [75].   Baptisms 1798-1854,  Marriages 1799-1854

Film Roc 2

Lochcarron Parish Register [76].   Baptisms 1819-1854,   Marriages 1819-1854

Film Roc 2

Urquhart & Logie Wester Parish Registers [84].   Baptisms  1715-1819,  Marriages  1715-1819

Film Roc 1

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
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 [RH 3/211/2]
Film Sct 5

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Updated 14th July 2011