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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.

1851 Census    

1861 Census

1861  Census Indexes

1881 Census Transcript & Index

1891 Census Index

Court Records




Monumental Inscriptions     



Nonconformist Registers  

Occupational Records     

Parish Registers     New

Poor Law    

Probate Records & Wills    

Roxburgh 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.


Film Ber 2

Parishes in the Roxburgh 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.
Abbotrule -  refer to Southdean (and Abbotrule) (806)
Ancrum (780)
Ashkirk (781)
Bedrule (782)
Bowden (783)
Castleton (784)
Cavers (785)
Crailing (786)
Eckford (787a)
Quoad Sacra Parish of Edgerston (787b)
Edgerston (787b)
Ednam (788)
Hawick (789)
Hobkirk (790)
Hownam (791)
Jedburgh (792)
Kelso (793)
Kirktown (794)
Lilliesleaf (795)
Linton (795)
Makerston (797)
Maxton (798)
Melrose (799)
Minto (800)
Morebattle  (801)
Oxnam (802)
Roxburgh (803)
St. Boswells (804)
Smailholm (805)
Southdean (and Abbotrule) (806)
Stitchill (808)
Teviothead (809)
Wilton (810)
Yetholm (811)
Selkirk Landward (Parish of Selkirk) is in Roxburgh County.

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 Roxburgh 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)

Parishes in the Roxburgh 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 Pigot & Co Directory Scotland
1837 Directory of Roxburghshire
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Rox 1
1866 Directory of Roxburghshire
Part of the Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Rox 2-5
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 Berwick, Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles.
Plan of the Town of Hawick [from the actual survey 1824 Wood, John]
Plan of the Town of Jedburgh [from the actual survey 1824 Wood, John]
Plan of the Town of Kelso [from the actual survey 1824 Wood, John]
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland

Heart of Hawick - Information on Parish & Local Resources and Border Family History

Minto Parish Church Monumental Inscriptions (including digital images of headstones)
St Mary & St Cuthbert Monumental Inscriptions (including digital images of headstones)
Weirhill & High Cross Melrose Monumental Inscriptions


Kelso Mail Newspaper Marriage Announcements 1798-1854

Film Sct 26

Kelso Marriage Announcements 1798-1854
Film Sct 30


Ashkirk Free Church [Blotter] [781].  Christenings  1844-1908
Parish transferred to Selkirk In 1891.
Film Sct 23
Jedburgh Associate Congration [792].  Baptisms 1743-1838
Film Sct 28
Jedburgh Free Church [792].  Baptisms 1812-1854
Film Sct 30
Jedburgh Relief Church [792].  Baptisms 1825-1861
Film Sct 27
Midlem Original Session Church [Bowden 783]
Christenings  1743-1747, 1761-1796, 1830-1914
Film Sct 23


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.
Castleton Parish Register [784]
Baptisms 1820-1854,  Marriages 1836-1854
Film Rox 5
Cavers Parish Register [785]
Baptisms 1684-1807, 1795-1819, 1819-1854,  Marriages 1685-1754, 1780-1819, 1819-1854,
Burials 1795-1800
Film Rox 5

Crailing Parish Register [786]
Baptisms 1708-1819,1820-1854,  Marriages 1708-1819, 1820-1854,  Burials 1743-1819, 1820-1854
Film Rox 5

Hawick Parish Register [Blotter] [789].  Baptisms 1808-1818
Film Sct 24
Hawick Old Parish Register [789]
Baptisms 1723-1821, Index of Surnames A - W. Marriages 1699-1800, Banns 1806,
Marriages 1758-1820,   Costs/Donations for Sundry Causes 1758-1775,
List of Ministers 1689-1833,   Burials 1775-1819,  Baptisms 1821-1836,
Index of Surnames A -Y,  Baptisms 1836-1853
Film Rox 3
Hawick Old Parish Register [789]
Marriages & Burials  1819-1854, Surname Index, Register of Neglected Entries
Film Rox 4
Hobkirk Old Parish Register [790]
Baptisms 1726-1819, 1820-1854,  Marriages 1726-1819, 1920-1854,
Burials 1726-1819, 1820-1837,  Surname Index
Film Rox 4
Hownam Parish Register [791].  Baptisms 1689-1820, 1820-1854,   Marriages 1703-1810, 1809-1851
Film Rox 4
Melrose Parish Register [799]
C. 1642-1723, 1723-1739, 1739-1791, 1791-1819, 1820-1854,
Index to Christenings 1820-1854,
Register of Neglected Entries,
M. 1642-1722, 1723-1741, 1739-1791, 1791,1819, 1820,1854,   
B. 1734-1741, 1791-1819, 1820-1854

Film Rox 1

Southdean Parish Register [806] Including Abbotrule, Item 1-2 Baptisms 1696-1855, 1755-1776 (Abbotrule) Marriages, 1736-1740, 1758-1762, 1785-1854,
Marriages 1755-1776 (Abbotrule) Burials 1736-1772, 1802-1844
LDS Film 1067952
Stitchel Parish Register [808] Items 1-2 [includes records from Hume Berwickshire]
Baptisms 1819-1854, Marriages 1648-1854
LDS Film 1067953
Stitchel & Hume Parish Register [808]
Baptisms 1640-1819,   Marriages 1648-1819,   Bonds of Marriage Contract 1820-1854
Film Rox 2
LDS Film 1067952
LDS Film 1067953
Teviothead Parish Register [809].  Births 1824-1854
Film Rox 2
LDS Film 1067953
Wilton Parish Register [810] Item 4-6
Baptisms 1694-1804 (Indexed), Marriages 1756-1832, Baptisms 1799-1820, Burials 1756-183
LDS Film 1067953


Jedburgh Parish Poor Law Records 1852-1874


Jedburgh Parish Poor Law Records 1875-1894


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 Peebles covers the County of Roxburgh.
fiche T40
Land was covered by separate laws and is covered by the records detailed in:
The Service of Heirs Index  1544 - 1699
The Retours of Services 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: Ayr, Berwick, Dumfries, Kircudbright, Peebles, Roxburgh,  Selkirk & Wigtown from 1846-1867, plus an Addenda.
Film Sct 4

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Updated 11th September 2012