We note that there is a
huge amount of information available on old records that are now
available on the Internet archive. There are some 50 volumes
available from the Scottish Record Society but it's not at all clear
what each volume offers as far as content is concerned so we thought
we'd undertake some work to make it easier to decide which volume to
download. Each volume takes you to its own page where we provide the
Preface from the volume and in Volume 1 we provide a sample page of the
format used. In addition, we are using this page to add any other
directory we come across. You can contact the Scottish Records Society
Secretary, Scottish Record Society
+44 (0)117 940 6902
Further details, including a full and
accurate list of publications and their Internet Archive links where
available, are on their website at:
The Commissariot Record of
Edinburgh/Register of Testaments. Part I. Volumes 1 - 35 1514 - 1600
The Commissariot Record of Edinburgh/Register of Testaments. Part II.
Volumes 35 - 81 1601 - 1700.
The Commissariot Record of Edinburgh/Register of Testaments. Part III.
Volumes 81 - 131 1701 - 1800.
The Commissariot Record of Inverness/Register of Testaments. 1630 -
The Commissariot Record of Hamilton and Campsie/Register of Testaments.
1564 - 1800.
The Commissariot Record of Aberdeen/Register of Testaments.
1715 - 1800.
The Commissariot Record of Glasgow/Register of Testaments.
1547 - 1800.
The Commissariot Record of St. Andrews/Register of Testaments.
1549 - 1800.
The Commissariot Record of Argyll/Register of Testaments.
1674 - 1800.
The Commissariot Record of Laudar/Register of Testaments.
1561 - 1800.
The Commissariot Record of Moray/Register of Testaments.
1684 - 1800.
The Commissariot Record of Lanark/Register of Testaments.
1595 - 1800.
Register of Burials in the Chapal Royal or Abbey of Holyroodhouse 1706 -
Register of Interments in the Greyfriars Burying Ground, Edinburgh 1658
The Registers of Marriages for the Parish of Edinburgh 1595 - 1700
The Commissariot Record of Lauder/Register of Testaments.
1561 - 1800
Registers of Baptisms Chapels at Bairnie and Tillydesk 1763 - 1801 and
The Register of Burials in the Churchyard of Restalrig 1728 - 1854
Commissariot of Argyll/Register of Inventories 1693 - 1702
Commissariot of Edinburgh/Consistorial Processes and Decreets 1658 -
The Register of Marriages for the Parish of Edinburgh 1701 - 1750
Protocol Book of Sir Alexander Gaw 1540 - 1558
Parish Register of Durness 1764 - 1814
Protocol Book of Sir William Corbet 1529 - 1555
The Register of Apprentices of the City of Edinburgh 1583 - 1666
Protocol Book of Gavin Ros, N.P. 1512 - 1532
Inventory of Documents relating to the Scrymgeour Family Estates 1611
Protocol Book of Mr. Gilbert Grote, 1552 - 1573
Melrose Parish Registers, Baptisms, Marriages, Proclamations of
Marriages, Sessions Minutes (1723-1741) and Mortuary Rolls, 1642 - 1820
Parish of Holyroodhouse or Cannongate/Register of Marriages 1564 - 1800
Monumental Inscriptions in St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh, [Older
Parish Registers of Canisbay (Caithness) 1652 - 1666
Register of Births and Marriages for the Episcopal Congregation of St
Andrews 1722 - 1787
Parish Lists of Wigtownshire and Minnigaff 1684
Protocol Books of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun 1528 - 1578
Register of Marriages, The City of Edinburgh 1751 - 1800
Index to the Register of Marriages and Baptisms in the Parish of
Kilbarchan 1640 - 1772
Calendar of Writs Preserved at Yester House 1166 - 1625
The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow 1573 - 1750
Protocol Books of John Foulis 1546 - 1553 and Nicol Thounis 1559 - 1564
Some Family Papers of the Hunters of Hunterston
Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild Brethren 1406 - 1700
Register of Edinburgh Apprentices 1666 - 1700
Protocol Book of Sir John Cristisone 1518 - 1551
Protocol Book of John Foular, 9th March 1500-1 to 18th September 1503
Protocol Book of Sir Robert Rollock 1534 - 1552
The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow 1751 - 1846
Inventory of Pifirrane Writs 1230 - 1794
Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild Brethren 1761 - 1841
An Inventory of Lamont Papers 1231 - 1897
Register of the Burgesses of the Burgh of the Canongate 27th June 1622 -
25th September 1733
Register of Baptisms, Proclamations, Marriages and Mortcloth Dues
contained in Kirk Session Records for Torphichen 1673 - 1714. And
Protocol Book of Sir William Corbet 1529 - 1555. And Parish Register of
Dunfermline 1561 - 1700.
The Commissariot Record of Inverness, Hamilton and Campsie 1564 - 1800
Report of Thomas Tucker upon the settlement of the revenues of Excise
and Customs in Scotland A.D. MDCLVI (1656). Register containing the
state and condition of every Burgh within the Kingdom of Scotland in the
year 1692. Setts of the Royal Burghs of Scotland.
Royal Descendants: Scottish Records
How to trace your descent from Royalty and Scottish Records
Directory to Gentlemen's Seats,
Villages, &c. in Scotland
Giving the counties in which they are situated, the post towns to which
each is attached, and the name of the resident. (1800 - 1899) (pdf)
Worrall's Directory of the
North-Eastern Counties of Scotland
Including Forfar, Fife, Kinross, Aberdeen, Banff, and Kincardine (1877)
The Angus and Mearns Directory for 1846
Of the inhabitants of Montrose, Arbroath, Forfar, Brechin and Kirriemuir.
Calendar Of Documents Relating to Scotland and
a supplemental volume
By Joseph Bain
There are quite a number of these directories which are available here
but below I've added the set for 1911.
Slater's Royal National Directory
of Scotland (1911)
This volume contains a huge amount of names
including private residences (pdf)
Slater's Royal National Directory
of Scotland (1911)
This volume is primarily residents (pdf)
Slater's Royal National Directory of Scotland (1911)
Glasgow directory (pdf)
Russell's Morayshire Register
And Elgin and Forres Directory (pdf)
Fowler's Paisley and Johnstone Commercial Directory
1845 - 1846
Containing Comprehensive and Accurate Directories of Paisley, Elderslie,
Johnstone, Quarrelton and Linwood.
MacFarlane's Genealogical Collections
In two volumes.
Williamson's Directory for
the City of Edinburgh, Canaongate, Leith and Subarbs
From 25th May 1774 to 1775 (pdf)
The Records of a Scottish Cloth Manufactory at New Mills, Haddingtonshire 1681-1703
Edited from the Original Manuscripts, with Introduction and Notes, by W. R. 5COTT, M.A., D.Phil., Litt.D. (1905) (pdf)
Papers Illustrative of the Political Condition of the Highland of Scotland
1689 - 1696
Public General Acts
Passed in the Fifty-Second and Fifty-Third Years of the reign of Her
Majesty Queen Victoria being the Fourth Session of the Twenty-Fourth
parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. (1889)
(pdf). Scottish Acts are to be found... on page 47 is An Act to explain
the Secretary for Scotland Act, 1887. On page 57 is An Act to amend the
Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act, 1883. On page 72 is An Act to
amend the Herring Fishery (Scotland) Acts; and for other purposes
relating thereto. On page 79 there is An Aot to extend and amend the Law
relating to the recovery of Small Debts in Scotland. On page 85 is An
Act to declare the Boundaries of the Province of Ontario in the Dominion
of Canada. On page 106 An Act to amend and extend the Law relating to
Judicial Factors and others in Scotland, and to unite the Offices of the
Accountant of the Court of Session and the Accountant in Bankruptcy in
Scotland. on page 206 An Act to amend the Laws relating to Local
Government in Scotland. on page 268 is An Act to amend the General
Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act, 1862. On page 273 An Act to
regulate the Number and Duties of the Clerks of the Court of Session and
Bill Chamber iu Scotland, and for other purposes. On page 277 An Act for
the better Administration and Endowment of the Universities of Scotland.
On page 384 An Act to amend the Law in regard to Annual Parliamentary
Grants in the Counties of Caithness and Sutherland.
An Account of the Most Important Records
of Great Britain
And the publications of the Record Commissioners together with other
miscellaneous, Historical and Antiquarian Information compiled from
various printed books and manuscripts By C. P. Cooper in two volumes
Reports from the
Appointed by his Majesty to execute the measures recommended by a select
committee of the house of Commons respecting the public records of the
Kingdom 1800-1819 (pdf)
Documents relative to the
Reception at Edinburgh of the Kings and Queens of Scotland
1561 - 1650. The following documents have been chiefly taken from the
Registers of the Privy Council of Scotland, and the Records of the City
of Edinburgh. A desire of becoming acquainted with the rights and
privileges of the Officers of the Scottish Household, and, among those,
of the Usher of the White Rod, first prompted a research into, the
ancient Records of Scotland, and the collection of a great mass of old
The Manuscripts of
The Duke of Roxburghe; Sir H. H. Campbell, Bart.; The Earl of
Strathmore; and the Countess Dowager of Seafield by the Historical
Manuscripts Commission, Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part III (1894)
Books, manuscripts and
documents dating before 1901
In the library collections of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
The following is an index in alphabetical order of principal author or
title of printed books, manuscripts and documents that date from ca.1252
to 1900 in the libraries of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in
London and in Edinburgh. It covers items originally published before
1901 so some later published facsimiles and modern reprints of early
texts are also included.(pdf)
An Index to the Papers Relating
Described or Calendared in the Historical MSS. Commission's Reports. The
Index displays the materials for Scottish History in the volumes
published by the Historical Manuscripts Commission from 1870 to the end
of 1907, including the single volume so far published in 1908 (the
Marquis of Bathís MSS., Vol. III.). The House of Lordsí MSS. are also
included, though their publication is no longer undertaken by the
Commission. The last volume of the Lordsí MSS. indexed here is Vol. IV.,
New Series (1908). The Subject-Index focusses the materials bearing on
individuals, incidents, institutions, and reigns contained in the
collections reported on by the Commission. Where materials have been
published by Clubs and Societies the fact is indicated. Edited by
Charles Sanford Terry, M.A. (1908) (pdf)
A brief history of emigration & immigration in Scotland (pdf)