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Nairnshire Genealogy

 
Description

"Nairnshire, a maritime co. in the NE. of Scotland, bounded N. by the Moray Firth, E. by Elginshire, and S. and W. by Inverness-shire; consists of a main body and 5 detached portions, 3 of which are in Elginshire, 1 in Inverness-shire, and 1 in Ross and Cromarty; the main body has an extreme length, N. and S., of 18 miles, and an average breadth, E. and W., of 11 miles; the coast, which is flat and sandy, has an extent of 10 miles; area, 127,905 ac.; pop. 10,455. The low ground near the coast is fertile and well-wooded, the soil consisting of a rich free loam over sand or gravel. The surface gradually rises thence into mountains in the S. (For agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) Granite is abundant, and is quarried. The rivers are the Nairn and the Findhorn. Agriculture and the fisheries are the chief industries. The county comprises 3 pars, and 7 parts, and the parl. and royal burgh of Nairn (Inverness Burghs). It unites with Elginshire in returning 1 member to Parliament"
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887
Genuki - Nairnshire
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Moray, Iverness-shire, Ross&Cromarty
Nairnshire GenWeb
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Archives and Libraries
 

National Archives of Scotland


Highland Council Archive
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National Library of Scotland
 
Nairnshire Message Board
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Genealogy Record Sources

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800 Million Name UK Database
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Nairnshire Parish Registers
3,000 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Nairnshire
Nairnshire war memorials and rolls of honour
 
 
General Register for Scotland - Scotlands People Database
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Scottish Historical Records Database Search
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Cemeteries
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Censuses
FreeCen - Nairnshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers
 
 
 


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