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Falkirk Council

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Unpublished indexes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

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CEM

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Falkirk Library
Hope Street
Tel: 01324 503605

Grangemouth Library
Bo'ness Road
Tel: 01324 504690

Postal enquiries and e-mail to:
Library Support
Victoria Buildings
Queen Street
Tel: 01324 506811
Fax: 01324 506801
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Falkirk and Grangemouth Libraries:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 9.30am - 8pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 9.30am - 5pm
Library Support:
Monday to Friday - 9am - 5pm

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? NO


Provided by local Record Office?
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations None held

5. Census returns

1841 - 1891 for parishes within the Falkirk Council area (microform)
G.R.O. 1891 census index for Stirlingshire and West Lothian

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Stirlingshire 1835, 1837

6(b) City and Town Directories

Falkirk and Grangemouth Directory, 1897-8
Falkirk and District Almanac, 1913
Falkirk Directory, 1950. 196?, 1966-7, 1969-70
Grangemouth Directory, 1904
Falkirk, Grangemouth and Bo'ness Directory, 197?

6(c) Telephone Directories

Central Scotland 1991-95, 1997
Yellow pages (Glasgow North) 1981-85, 1990-98
Edinburgh and Lothians 1990, 1993, 1995
Edinbugh and Lothians Yellow Pages 1994-5

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Falkirk Council, 1973 (incomplete)
Grangemouth, 1980 (incomplete)

7(b) Poll Books

None held

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Scotland 1993 (microform)
Family Search 1993-99 (CD-Rom)
British Census and National Index 1881 (CD-Rom)

9. Unpublished Indexes

Falkirk Herald general index, 1845-1991
Biographical index, war deaths, Falkirk area, 1914-1919, 1939-1946
Biographical index, death notices, Falkirk area, 1845-1860, 1861-1900,1901-1910
Grangemouth Advertiser, general index, 1930-
Stirling Journal and Advertiser index, 1820-1970 (no papers held)
Stirling Observer index of personal names, 1836-1856 (no papers held)

10. Parish Registers

Old Parochial Register of all parishes within Falkirk Council area (microform)
Old Parochial Register, Birth and Marriages indices for Stirlingshire and West Lothian

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Court Book of the Barony and Regality of Falkirk and Callendar, 1638-1656
Directory of Land Ownership in Scotland, c1770

13. Other material

Lists of monumental inscriptions. Scottish Genealogy Society (East and West Stirlingshire)
Valuation Rolls: Grangemouth, 1980 (incomplete). Falkirk 1957-1961, 1969-. West Lothian, 1962-1965, 1969-1971

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Other information