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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): BOR, BEW, PEE, ROX, SEL

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre
Library HQ
St Mary's Mill
Selkirk
TD7 5EW
Tel: 01750 20842
Fax: 01750 22875
Email: archives@scotborders.gov.uk


Opening hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9.00-1.00 & 2.00-5.00
Friday: 9.00-1.00 & 2.00-3.30


Other Libraries:

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3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? The Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre offers a postal research service at a charge of £10 per half hour.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations No


5. Census returns

1841-1901 counties of Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Peeblesshire, Berwickshire.


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

The Southern Counties Register and Directory ... Counties of Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk.
Kelso, J. & J.H. Rutherfurd, 1866
Slater's 1852 (Selkirkshire, Roxburghshire, Peeblesshire, Berwickshire)
Pigots 1825-6; 1837
Very few directories included the Borders

6(b) City and Town Directories

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6(c) Telephone Directories

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7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


7(b) Poll Books

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8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Microfiche 1992 edition. Whole world


9. Unpublished Indexes

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10. Parish Registers

OPR on microfilm for counties of Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Peeblesshire, Berwickshire.
OPR microfiche index for each county in Scotland.


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

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12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

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13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections

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15. Local Record Offices

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre
Library HQ
St Mary's Mill
Selkirk
TD7 5EW
Tel: 01750 20842
Fax: 01750 22875


Other information

An appointment is required to use microfilm reader i.e. for census, old parish records, most newspapers