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Stirling 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Unpublished indexes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: http://www.stirling.gov.uk/libtime.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): STI

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Central Library, Corn Exchange Road, Stirling. FK8 2HX. Tel (01786) 432106
e mail :
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Central Library: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.30am- 5.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am-7pm
Saturday 9.30am-5pm

Other Libraries:

Fourteen other libraries, two mobiles and an Administrative Headquarters

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes. Currently �10 an hour

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Currently �10 an 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

Stirlingshire 1841-1901 (microfilm)
Perthshire 1841-1891 (microfilm - incomplete)
Clackmannanshire 1901 only (microfilm)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Stirlingshire, Dunbartonshire and Linlithgow Directory 1893-94
Stirlingshire Directory 1887

6(b) City and Town Directories

Cook and Wylie's Stirling Directory (incomplete run)
Harvey's Stirling Directory and Almanack (incomplete run)
Wilson's Business Directory 1888
Mackay's Penny Illustrated Directories (several volumes)

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Stirling District 1981 to date

7(b) Poll Books

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

UK and Commonwealth on CD Rom (booking system in operation)
1992 edition on microfiche
CD Rom version also available at: Bridge of Allan Library (01786) 833680
Drymen Library (01360) 660751
Dunblane Library (01786) 823125
St Ninians LIbrary (01786) 472069

9. Unpublished Indexes

Street Indexes to Stirling, St Ninians and Logie Parish Censuses 1841-1891
Stirling Observer Christmas Annual People Index 1911-1933
Stirling Observer Christmas Annual Views Index 1911-1933
Murray Indexed Transcript of Stirling Burial Records 1819-1854

10. Parish Registers

Pre 1855 Old Parish Registers for Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Central Scotland Family History Society Newsletter 1992 to date
Family Tree
Transactions of the Stirling Natural History Society 1878-1939
Forth Naturalist and Historian 1976 to date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Contact Stirling Council Archives (01786) 450745

13. Other material

OPR Index on microfiche to Stirlingshire and Perthshire Births and Marriages
1881 British Census on CD Rom
1891 Census Index on microfiche to Stirlingshire and Perthshire
Stirling Burgh Valuation Rolls 1855-1902 (microfilm)
Printed Indexes to Parishes of Stirlingshire and Perthshire Censuses, 1851 (ongoing)
Stirling Journal 1820-1970 (microfilm)
Stirling Observer 1970 to date (microfilm)
Stirling Sentinel 1888-1908 (microfilm)
Stirling Advertiser 1827-1833 (microfilm)
Callander Advertiser 1884-1898 (microfilm) and to 1969 (hard copy)
Bridge of Allan Gazette 1884-1969 (hard copy)
Stirling Observer Christmas Annual 1911-1969 (microfilm)

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Stirling Council Archive
Unit 6
Burghmuir Industrial Estate
Tel 01786 450745

Other information

Booking in advance is recommended for the use of microfilm and microfiche readers. Demand is high,
especially in Summer months