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West Dunbartonshire 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Unpublished indexes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): DNB

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Dumbarton Public Library
Local Collection
Strathleven Place
G82 1BD
Tel: 01389 733273 / 763129
Fax: 01389 733018

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? No
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations -

5. Census returns

Dumbartonshire 1841-91
West Stirlingshire 1841-91
Some Argyllshire 1861-71
1891 census index for Dunbartonshire, Stirlingshire, Renfrewshire and Argyll; OPR index for Lanarkshire (fiche)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Dumbartonshire 1877, 1885, 1892
Slater's Directory, Scotland 1903
Directory of Gentlemen's Seats, Scotland 1857
County Directory, Scotland 1872, 1912

6(b) City and Town Directories

Helensburgh Directories 1836, 1864-1939 (20 vols)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Dumbartonshire/Scotland West/Lomond & Argyll 1934, 1960, 1971 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Dumbarton 1841, 1861, 1866, 1914, 1918
Dumbarton District 1975-81, 1982 to date

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 microfiche Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales
1988 microfiche Scotland and Ireland
1984 microfiche Scotland and Ireland
1981 microfiche Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales

9. Unpublished Indexes

Dumbarton/Lennox Herald intimations 1851-1930

10. Parish Registers

Dumbartonshire, West Stirlingshire, East and North Argyllshire, South Perthshire
Microfilm copies

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Scottish Genealogist 1986 to date
Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society Newsletter 1983 to date
The Scots Link 1987 to date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

City of Glasgow Archives
Mitchell Library
North Street
Glasgow G3 7DN
Tel: 0141 227 2405

Other information