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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.


Index to the Marine Returns for Scotland
fiche Sct 1E

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.

Airth (469)
Alva (470)
Baldernock (471)
Balfron (472)
Bothkennar (473)
Buchanan (474)
Campsie (475)
Denny (476)
Drymen (477)
Dunipace (478)
Falkirk (479)
Fintry (480)
Gargunnock (481)
Killearn (482)
Kilsyth (483)
Kippen (484)
Larbert (485)
Muiravonside (486)
Polmont (487)
St. Ninians (488)
Slamannan (489)
Stirling (490)
Strathblane (491)

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 Stirling, ships are listed in the following Registration Districts: -  Rothkinnar, Falkirk (Landward), Muiravonside, Polmont & Stirling
These entries are all listed on Film 902.

1881 Census Index  for entire County of Stirling 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.


Camelon Cemetery Falkirk Interments 1873-1903, 1912-1929



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 Directory of Stirlingshire - Falkirk, Grangemouth and Stirling
Part of The Nick Vine Hall Collection
fiche Sti 4
1825-26 Pigot & Co's Directory of Scotland
1837 Slaters Directory of Stirling
fiche Sti 1
1915 Slaters Directory of Stirling
fiche Sti 2-3
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 Stirling, Renfrew and Dunbarton.
Plan of the Town of Stirling [from the actual survey 1820 Wood, John]
Complete Set of Ordnance Survey Plans for Scotland


Laureston Reformed Presbyterian (Cameronian) Church Registers, Falkirk
Christenings 1822-1861, Marriages 1822-1861

Film Sct 25

Stirling Associate Session Church.  Baptisms 1843-1860,  Marriages 1843, 1860

Film Sct 33

Viewfield Associate Session Church Stirling
Kirk Sessions 1747-1753,  Baptisms 1749-1775

Film Sct 33


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.

Alva PR [470]
C.1655-1717,  M.1664-1819,  B. 1726-1806,  C 1820-1854,   M. 1820-1848
Film Sti 4
Alva PR [470]  Kirk Session Minutes 1673-1717
Film Per 9
Falkirk Parish Register [479] Baptisms 1744-1788, 1788-1819
LDS Film 1041943
Falkirk Parish Register [479] Marriages 1611-1670, 1670-1720, 1720-1794, 1794-1819 Burials 1817-1819
LDS Film 1041944
Falkirk Parish Index [479] [Taken from LDS Films 1041942-1041946, 0102108-0102111, 0305668-0304669]
Marriages A thru Z, 1594-1860 (6 fiche)

LDS Fiche 6902157
Falkirk Parish Index [479] [Taken from LDS Films 1041942-1041946, 0102108-0102111, 0305668-0304669]
Births and Christenings A thru Z, 1564-1854 (17 fiche)

LDS Fiche 6902156
Kildonan Parish Index (52) Taken from LDS film 0990563
Births and christenings A thru Z 1791-1854
Marriages A thru Z 1790-1854
LDS Fiche 6902473
LDS Fiche 6902656
Logie Parish Register (374) (Part in Perthshire)
Baptisms & marriages 1688-1819
List of inhabitants 1811
LDS Film 1040124
Logie Parish Register (374) (Part in Perthshire)
Burials 1761-1796 (occasional entries 1822-1852)
Baptisms 1811-1818 (occasional entries), 1819-1854
Marriages 1819-1855
LDS Film 1040125
Logie Parish Index (374) (Part in Perthshire)
Births and Christenings A thru Z 1688-1854 (2 fiches)
Marriages A thru Z, 1688-1855 (2 fiches)
LDS Fiche 6903097
Fiche 6903091
Loth Parish Registers (54) Taken from LDS film 0990575
Births and christenings A thru Z 1795-1854
Marriages A thru Z 1809-1854
LDS Fiche 6902476
LDS Fiche 6902477
St Ninian's PR [488] Baptisms 1643 - 1819                                
Film Sti 5
St Ninian's PR [488]
Proclamations of Marriage 1688-1819, Baptisms 1820-1854,
Proclamations of Marriage 1820-April 1867,
Register of Neglected Entries
Film Sti 6
Stirlingshire  - Pre 1855 Burial Records CD
Stirling PR [490]
M. 1585-1594, 1598-1619, 1723-1819,   C. 1587-1592, 1671-1755,   C. 1756-1819
Film Sti 1

Stirling PR [490]
Burials & Mortcloths 1605-1617,  Mortcloths 1727-1767,   B. 1783-1793,
B. 1808-1819,  C.1820- 1854,   M.1820-1854
Film Sti 2
Stirling PR [490]
Baptisms 1671-1819, Marriages 1723-1820
LDS Film 1041977
Stirling PR [490]    B.  1820-1854,  Neglected entries,  Index to Christenings 1783-1854 Film Sti 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 Stirling includes the following parishes in Stirling:-Airth, Bothkennar, Denny, Dunipace, Falkirk, Gargunnock, Kilsyth, Larbert, part of Lecropt, part of Logie, Muiravonside, Polmont, St. Ninians, Slamannan, and Stirling.   During the Commonwealth period (1649-1660) the following parishes are also to be found –Baldernock, Buchanan, Killearn and Campsie.
fiche T46-T47
The Commissariot of Glasgow covers the following parishes in Stirling: -Balfron, Baldernock, part of Campsie, Drymen, Fintry,  Killearn, Kilsyth and Strathblane.
fiche T24-T29
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 [RH3/211/2].
Film Sct 5

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