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Perth and Kinross 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Unpublished indexes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: www.pkc.gov.uk/library/index.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): KRS, PER

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

A.K. Bell Library
York Place
Perth PH2 8EP
Tel: 01738 444949
Fax: 01738 477010
[email protected]
Contacts: Sara Ann Kelly (Local Studies Librarian), Stephen Connelly (Archivist)

Opening hours:

Monday - 0930-1700
Tuesday - 0930-2000
Wednesday - 0930-1700
Thursday: - 0930-2000
Friday: - 0930-1700
Saturday - 0930-1600

Other Libraries:

Opening hours of Archives Department:
Monday to Friday, 9.30-5.00. Late opening can be arranged by appointment.

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? Enquiries are charged at �19.10 per hour
(Local Studies and Archives charge the same).

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

Perthshire and Kinross-shire, 1841-1901

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Leslie's Directory for Perth and Perthshire, 1885-1939/40
(Morison's) Perth and Perthshire Register, 1798-1932
Westwood's Parochial Directory for Fife and Kinross, 1862 and 1866
Fife, Kinross and Clackmannan Register 1905-1917
Fife and Kinross Register 1814
Assorted national directories from c.1820

6(b) City and Town Directories

(Post Office) Perth Directory 1837/38 - 1884/85

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

For various constituencies in Perthshire and Kinross-shire 1952- (Local Studies Dept.)
City of Perth, 1832-1874, 1912-1915, 1928-1971 (Archives)
County of Perth 1913-14 (Archives)
County of Kinross 1921-1923, 1929 (Archives)
Perth Division 1931-1939, 1945-1948 (Archives)
Kinross & Western Division, 1931-1939, 1945-1 (Archives)948
Perth and East Perthshire, 1949-1982 (Archives)
Kinross & West Perthshire, 1949-1982 (Archives)
Perth & Kinross, 1983-1986, 1990-1994 (Archives)
North Tayside, 1983-1986, 1990-1994 (Archives)

7(b) Poll Books

City of Perth 1854-1871 (Archives)

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition. Microfiche. Whole of the UK, plus some Commonwealth countries
FamilySearch system on CD-ROM. �1.00 per half hour.

9. Unpublished Indexes

Index to local newspapers (incomplete). Years covered: 1809-1889, 1926 to date
Index to streets in Perth City censuses, 1841-1901
Index to streets, farms, settlements etc. in the 1851 and 1891 Perthshire and Kinross-shire censuses

10. Parish Registers

Pre-1855 old parish registers for Perthshire and Kinross-shire. Microform

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Scottish Genealogist 1954-
Central Scotland F.H.S. Newsletter 1992-
Tay Valley Family Historian 1981-
Family Tree Magazine 1984-95 (incomplete)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Abridgements of Sasines:
Perth 1781-1983 (Archives)
Kinross, 1821-1908 (Archives)

13. Other material

Old parish register index. Microfiche. Perthshire and Kinross-shire only
Parts of the 1851 census index being compiled by Tay Valley F.H.S. - collected as and when published. 1881 census index (on CD) . 1891 census index - Scotland
British Isles Vital Records Index, 1538 - 1888;
Australian Vital Records Index, 1788 - 1905

Retours (or indexes to Services of Heirs up to 1699)
Decennial indexes to Services of Heirs in Scotland, 1700-1859 (on compact disc).

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Perth and Kinross Council Archive
York Place
Perth PH2 8EP
Tel: 01738 477022
Fax: 01738 477010

Other information

Please note that non-residents of Perth and Kinross Council area are charged �1.00 per hour to use the microfilm readers.

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