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Berwickshire Census Surname Indexes at the Family History Library

How surname indexes can help locate a person when a computer search of the large census databases is unsuccessful.

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Today, there are many useful websites and computer indexes for all of England, Wales and Scotland.  These include those found at FamilySearch.org, Scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Ancestry.com, FindMyPast, etc.  These are a good place to begin your search for people in the census.

There are, however, times when you cannot find your ancestor in these large indexes.  Perhaps, a mistake was made when these large indexes were made, or a person's name was not easy to recognize in the census enumeration book, or the surname was spelled differently.  In such a situation, you may be able to find your ancestor in the census by using a smaller surname index for the parish or town of interest.  When looking at a smaller index, it can be easier to pick out an alternative spelling of a person's surname.  These indexes are also ideal for finding all of the people with a specific surname in a specific location.

Many of these are available, in book, CD, microfilm and microfiche form.  The Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) has a large and growing collection of these smaller indexes. 

How to use this table to find indexes at the library.

Below are links to alphabetical lists of place names within this county for which the Family History Library has an index.  The tables contain the library call numbers for each place-name index that the Family History Library has in its collection. The call numbers are generally shown for the census years from 1841-1871 and 1891-1901, however there are a few indexes for other years. The surname index tables show the place name and the year for which an index is available.

The 1881 surname index books have not been tabulated in this reference table since FamilySearch has a large nationwide computer surname index for this year or a Berwickshire index can be found on microfiche #6086526. 

This table contains the Family History film and book call numbers for the census surname indexes (except 1881) that are in its collection. The indexes are listed by placename.


Census indexes at the Family History Library
PLACE 1841 1851 1861 1871 1891 1901
NOTE: The whole of the 1881 census for Berwickshire is surname indexed and is available on all patron computers under Databases on the Network.
NOTE:  A surname-indexed Directory of Land Ownership in Scotland, c1770, for Berwickshire is at 941 B4sr new ser. v. 5
THE WHOLE COUNTY 941.455 X22m 1841 941.455 X22m 1851 941.455 X22m 1861 . . .
ABBEY ST. BATHAN 941.455/A1 X2m 1841 941.455/A1 X2m 1851 941.455/A1 X2m 1861 . . .
AYTON 941.455/A2 X2m 1841 941.455/A2 X2m 1851 941.455/A2 X2m 1861 . . .
BUNKLE & PRESTON 941.455/B1 X2m 1841 941.455/B1 X2m 1851 941.455/B1 X2m 1861 . . .
CHANNELKIRK 941.455/C2 X2m 1841 941.455/C2 X2m 1851 941.455/C2 X2m 1861 . . .
CHIRNSIDE 941.455/C6 X2m 1841 941.455/C6 X2m 1851 941.455/C6 X2m 1861 . . .
COCKBURNSPATH 941.455/C4 X2m 1841 941.455/C4 X2m 1851 941.455/C4 X2m 1861 . . .
COLDINGHAM 941.455/C1 X2m 1841 941.455/C1 X2m 1851 941.455/C1 X2m 1861 . . .
COLDSTREAM 941.455/C3 X2m 1841 941.455/C3 X2m 1851 941.455/C3 X2m 1861 . . .
CRANSHAWS 941.455/C5 X2m 1841 941.455/C5 X2m 1851 941.455/C5 X2m 1861 . . .
DUNS 941.455/D2 X2m 1841 941.455/D2 X2m 1851 941.455/D2 X2m 1861 . . .
EARLSTON 941.455/E4 X2m 1841 941.455/E4 X2m 1851 941.455/E4 X2m 1861 . . .
ECCLES 941.455/E1 X2m 1841 941.455/E1 X2m 1851 941.455/E1 X2m 1861 . . .
EDROM 941.455/E3 X2m 1841 941.455/E3 X2m 1851 941.455/E3 X2m 1861 . . .
EYEMOUTH 941.455/E2 X2m 1841 941.455/E2 X2m 1851 941.455/E2 X2m 1861 . . .
FOGO 941.455/F1 X2m 1841 941.455/F1 X2m 1851 941.455/F1 X2m 1861 . . .
FOULDEN 941.455/F2 X2m 1841 941.455/F2 X2m 1851 941.455/F2 X2m 1861 . . .
GORDON 941.455/G2 X2m 1841 941.455/G2 X2m 1851 941.455/G2 X2m 1861 . . .
GREENLAW 941.455/G1 X2m 1841 941.455/G1 X2m 1851 941.455/G1 X2m 1861 . . .
HUME 941.455/H2 X2m 1841 941.455/H2 X2m 1851 (part only) Also: 941 X2m 1851 941.455/H2 X2m 1861 (part only) Also: 941.455/H2 X2m 1861 . . .
HUTTON 941.455/H1 X2m 1841 941.455/H1 X2m 1851 941.455/H1 X2m 1861 . . .
LADYKIRK 941.455/L4 X2m 941.455/L4 X2m 1851 941.455/L4 X2m 1861 . . .
                                        NOTE: An 1811 surname index is at: 941.455/L4 X2m 1811
                                        NOTE: An 1831 surname index is at: 941.455/L4 X2m 1831
LANGTON 941.455/L3 X2m 1841 941.455/L3 X2m 1851 941.455/L3 X2m 1861 . . .
LAUDER . 941.455/L2 X2m 1851 941.455/L2 X2m 1861 . . .
LEGERWOOD 941.455/L5 X2m 1841 941.455/L5 X2m 1851 941.455/L5 X2m 1861 . . .
LONGFORMACUS 941.455/L6 X2m 1841 941.455/L6 X2m 1851 941.455/L6 X2m 1861 . . .
MERTOUN 941.455/M1 X2m 1841 941.455/M1 X2m 1851 941.455/M1 X2m 1861 . . .
MORDINGTON 941.455/M2 X2m 1841 941.455/M2 X2m 1851 941.455/M2 X2m 1861 . . .
NENTHORN 941.455/N1 X2m 1841 941.455/N1 X2m 1851 941.455/N1 X2m 1861 . . .
POLWARTH 941.455/P1 X2m 1841 . 941.455/P1 X2m 1861 . . .
PRESTON                             SEE: BUNKLE & PRESTON
ST. BATHAN                        SEE: ABBEY ST. BATHAN
SWINTON 941.455/S1 X2m 1841 . 941.455/S1 X2m 1861 . . .
WESTRUTHER 941.455/W1 X2m 1841 . 941.455/W1 X2m 1861 . . .
WHITSOME 941.455/W2 X2m 1841 . 941.455/W2 X2m 1861 . . .






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