The NLS have announced new courses for family history research in 2010. Find out what resources the Library holds to help you with your family history research.The workshop includes some practical information on how to become a Reader and a short tour of the public areas.
The minute books of the Presbytery of Inverness have been returned from NAS in Edinburgh.Covering the period from 1739-1751 they reveal the pro-government stance the church took against the rebels at Culloden. Earlier kirk session records from 1688-1711 have also returned home. It is hoped other volumes of Inverness and other Highland presbytery minutes will come back,along with other kirk session records in the new year. Since the new archive opened there has been an increase of 130% on the same period last year. Due to the provision of proper environmental storage conditions ,more records it is hoped will be returned from Edinburgh.
Whats in the archives
Education records from the 1860s including logbooks and admission registers for more than 300 schools
Poor relief records,1845 to 1890
Property valuation rolls,1868-1989
Records of highway authorities,including Turnpike Trusts,1804-1890
Dean of Guild and building control plans and registers,1890-1975
Inverness Burgh records including HighCourt and Inverness County Sheriff Court process papers,17th to 19th century
Abridgement of Sasines for counties of Argyll,Caithness,Inverness,Nairn,Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland from 1781.
Police archives 1858-1992
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