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What's not on the National Archives of Scotland Electronic Catalogue?
 
The overwhelming majority of the existing paper catalogues in the National Archives of Scotland are now on our electronic catalogue. Consequently it is easier for us to say what is not on.
In almost all cases we hold paper catalogues in our Search Rooms for the records listed here. This list does not cover records held by NAS that are still uncatalogued, however.
In many cases there is work underway to complete or convert these catalogues and this is noted below.
 
Records
Description and notes
AF32 Montrose and Arbroath Fishery Office records.
BT2 Many entries for dissolved companies are not shown in the catalogue.
BT5 Board of Trade miscellaneous records
C Records of the Scottish Chancery. The list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, but not the indexes. See paper copies.
CS Records of the Court of Session. The electronic catalogue contains the basic lists of court registers which have to be ordered out and searched to identify the individual processes associated with them. We are currently transferring the information in the registers into our electronic catalogue so that they can be used as an index to surviving processes, and to identify actions which took place but for which no processes survive.
  • CS31-CS42 (Acts and Decreets 3rd series, 1810-1821)
  • CS43-CS44 (Acts & Decreets 4th series, 1821-1829)
  • CS46 (Acts & Decreets, 5th series, 1830-1899)
  • CS228-CS250 (Unextracted processes, 1660s-1912) work is in progress on these.
  • CS272/1 (Bill Chamber Petitions)
  • CS281 (Bill Chamber Petitions in Sequestrations 1856-1955)
  • CS315 (Curatories and Factories, 1850-1948).
See our online Guides to the Records for more information on these series.
DI Diligence records.The list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, but not the indexes. See paper copies.
GD3 Papers of the Montgomerie family, Earls of Eglinton.Work is in progress on this collection.
GD24 Papers of the Drummond Moray family of Abercairney, Perthshire.
GD28 Papers of the Hay family, Marquesses of Tweeddale.This list is only partially in the NAS electronic catalogue.
GD44 Papers of the Dukes of Gordon.This list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, except for the detailed sections on title deeds to land.
GD51 Papers of the Dundas family of Melville, Viscounts Melville. This list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, except for section 18.
GD55 Charters of the Abbey of Melrose. Work in progress.
GD88 John MacKay Collection.
GD97 Papers of the Edmonstone Family of Duntreath
GD98 Douglas Collection. Work is in progress on this.
GD103 GD103/1 is catalogued in a list published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. It will be added at a later date.
GD115 Burnett-Stuart collection
GD125 Papers of the Rose family of Kilravock, Inverness-shire.
GD126 Papers of E. W. M. Balfour-Melville.
GD129 Papers of the Lockhart Ross family of Balnagown, Ross-shire.
GD140 Papers of the Steuart family of Coltness.
GD143 Papers of the Wardlaw-Ramsay Family of Whitehill and Tillicoultry. Work is in progress on this collection.
GD147 Papers of the Baird Family of Elie, Fife .
GD152 Papers of the Hamilton Bruce Family.
GD153 Papers of the Gilchrist Family of Ospisdale, Sutherland.
GD160 GD160 Papers of the Drummond family of DrummondCastle, earls of Perth. This list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, except for the detailed sections on title deeds to land. These will be added at a later date.
GD165 Papers of the Family of Hamilton-Grierson
GD167 Papers of the Blair Family of Blair.
GD179 Dumfries documents
GD182 Records of Montgomerie Flemings Fyfe MacLean & Co., Solicitors, Glasgow.
GD187 John Macleod collection
GD194 Papers of the Bonar Family of Keltie and Kilgraston
GD204 Papers of the Earl of Rothes
GD212 Papers of Professor J Maitland Thomson. Work is in progress on these.
GD218 Ardtornish Estate
GD220 Papers of the Graham family, Dukes of Montrose. Section 1 on title deeds is in progress. All other records are in the computer catalogue.
GD225 Papers of the Leith-Hay family of Leith Hall, Aberdeenshire.
GD228 Papers of the Findlay family of Carnell
GD232 Records of Fraser Stoddart and Ballingall, WS, lawyers, Edinburgh
GD233 Papers of the Cochrane family, Earls of Dundonald.
GD241 Records of Thomson and Baxter, W.S.), solicitors (incorporating Campbell and Lamond and Thomson, Dickson and Shaw).
GD242 Records of Shepherd and Wedderburn, WS, solicitors, Edinburgh
GD250 Papers of the Forbes-Sempill family of Craigievar, Lords Sempill
GD267 Papers of the Milne-Home family of Wedderburn. This list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, except for some detailed sections on title deeds to land.
GD350 Papers of the Borthwick family of Crookston, Midlothian, Lords Borthwick.
GD438 Wallhouse Titles
HH62 County Medical Officers' reports.
IT Industrial Tribunals (Scotland)
JC26 High Court of Justiciary processes:
  • The processes for 1829 onwards have been catalogued individually and are available on the electronic catalogue. However, details of processes less than 75 years old are not available in the internet version of our electronic catalogue for data protection reasons.
  • The processes for 1800-1828 are being catalogued individually and are appearing gradually on the electronic catalogue as work progresses.
  • The processes for 1550 to 1799 are listed by box, mostly with several boxes per year. We hope to progress to cataloguing these individually in future, as resources permit.
JC31 High Court of Justiciary Summary Appeals. Appeals for 1864 (when the series begins) onwards are all individually catalogued and available on the electronic catalogue. However, appeals less than 75 years old are not available in the internet version of our electronic catalogue for data protection reasons. They may only be seen in the catalogue in NAS search rooms.
JC34 High Court of Justiciary Criminal Appeals. Appeals for 1926 (when the series begins) onwards are listed individually in the electronic catalogue. However, appeals less than 75 years old are not available in the internet version of our electronic catalogue for data protection reasons.
PS Records of the Privy Seal of Scotland. The list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, but not the indexes. See paper indexes.
RD Register of Deeds of the Court of Session. The list of registers is in the NAS electronic catalogue, but not the indexes to them. Paper indexes for the years 1554-1595, 1661- 1702, 1705-7, 1714-15, 1750-2, 1765, and from 1770 to the present are available in the Historical Search Room at General Register House. See our online Guides to the Records for more information on this series.
RH4 Most of these are on the system but not the ones relating to church records
RH6 Register House Charters. Work is in progress on this.
RH7 Miscellaneous Charters Post 1600. The electronic catalogue provides a box list of these charters.A full index will be added later.
RH8 Register House charters, 3rd or Extractor's series.
RH22 Audio Recordings.
RS The Register of Sasines.
  • Lists of some of the records are in the NAS electronic catalogue. The indexes and abridgements are only available in paper form in the Legal Search Room at General Register House.
  • An electronic search tool has been developed for sasines back to 1781. This incorporates the indexes and abridgements for these years and is available in the NAS search rooms in General Register House.
  • The Register of Sasines for 1905 onwards can also be searched on payment of a fee using the Register of Scotland’s Registers Direct service at Registers of Scotland
See our online Guides to the Records for more information on this series.
RT The Register of Entails (Tailzies). This list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, but not the indexes (RT3/1-3). See paper copies.
SC11 Records of Kirkwall Sheriff Court. Most of these records are held in Kirkwall. They are listed in the NAS electronic catalogue but the following indexes are only available in paper form in the West Search Room:
  • Calendars of deeds recorded in the court, 1732-1775 (SC11/50/10-15) and 1809-1953 (SC11/51)
  • List of Admiralty Court processes, 1606-1853 (SC11/62).
SC39 Records of Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, except for the index to civil processes 1830-1900, (SC39/17).
SC44 Records of Dunblane Sheriff Court. The list is in the NAS electronic catalogue, except for the index to civil processes 1809-1900 (SC44/22) and work is in progress on these.
SC70 Records of HM Commissary Office, Edinburgh. The list of the records in this series is in the NAS electronic catalogue, but not the index to the individual wills and testaments.
  • The index of confirmations to Scottish wills 1876 to 1901 can be seen at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk and can also be searched electronically in all NAS search rooms.
  • The index to confirmations 1902-1984 is available only in paper or fiche form in the NAS search rooms at General Register House.
  • There is an electronic index for confirmations 1985-1997 which is available in all NAS search rooms.
TA Records of the Transport Arbitration Tribunal (Scottish Division).
UCS Records of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders. Work is in progress on these.
 

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