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Roxburghshire Genealogy


"Roxburghshire, inland co., in S. of Scotland, bounded N. by Berwickshire, NE. and SE. by Northumberland and Cumberland, SW. by Dumfriesshire, and NW. by Selkirkshire and Edinburghshire; greatest length, N. and S., 42 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 30 miles; area, 425,657 ac., pop. 53,442. The main body of the co., or three-fourths of the whole area, belongs to the basin of the Teviot; hence the general name of Teviotdale is sometimes used for Roxburghshire. The upper portions of Teviotdale and its tributary vales, rising by gently sloping and well rounded ridges from the banks of the streams to the watershed of the Cheviots, are chiefly bare and pastoral, but the lower portions consist of rich and well wooded valleys."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887
Genuki - Roxburghshire
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Neighbouring Counties
Dumfriesshire, Selkirkshire,
Roxburghshire GenWeb
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find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries

National Archives of Scotland

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

National Library of Scotland
Roxburghshire Message Board
post and read about Roxburghshire genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Roxburghshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
Roxburghshire Parish Registers
39,000 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Roxburghshire
Roxburghshire war memorials and rolls of honour
General Register for Scotland - Scotlands People Database
Pay Per View - Government index of Scottish births and baptisms 1553-1904,
marriages 1553-1929 , deaths 1855 - 1954 and censuses 1871- 1901
Scottish Historical Records Database Search
search over 40 databases including 1841-1901 censuses, emigration records, passenger lists, city directories
links to cemetery transcriptions here
FreeCen - Roxburghshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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