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Selkirkshire Genealogy


"Selkirkshire, an inland co. in the SB. of Scotland; is bounded N. by Edinburghshire, E. by Roxburghshire, S. by Dumfriesshire, and W. by Peeblesshire; greatest length, NE. and SW., 28 miles; greatest breadth, NW. and SE., 17 miles; area, 164,545 ac., pop. 25,564. The surface, rising in a succession of verdant uplands or heath-clad hills, is from 300 to 2433 ft. above sea-level. The country in early times was covered with woods, and, known as Ettrick Forest, was long a royal hunting-ground. The river Tweed flows through the N. part of the co., and affords good salmon fishing."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887
Genuki - Selkirkshire
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on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
Roxburghshire, Dumfriesshire, Peebleshire
Selkirkshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries

National Archives of Scotland

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

National Library of Scotland
Selkirkshire Message Board
post and read about Selkirkshire genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Selkirkshire
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
Selkirkshire Parish Registers
6,500 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Selkirkshire
Selkirkshire 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 - Selkirkshire
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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