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Roxburghshire 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 Roxburghshire index can be found on microfiche #6086652. 

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 of Scotland is surname indexed. The index is available on all patron computers under Databases on the Network.
NOTE:  A name-indexed Directory of Land Ownership in Scotland, c1770, for Roxburghshire is at 941 B4sr new ser. v. 5
THE WHOLE COUNTY (except parts of Ashkirk and Stichill--see Selkirkshire--and Hume—see Berwickshire) 941.47 X22m 1841 941.47 X22m 1851 941.47 X22m 1861 . . .
ANCRUM 941.47/A1 X22m 1841 941.47/A1 X22m 1851 941.47/A1 X22m 1861 . . .
ASHKIRK 941.465/A1 X22m 1841 941.465/A1 X22m 1851 941.465/A1 X22m 1861 . . .
BEDRULE 941.47/B2 X22m 1841 941.47/B2 X22m 1851 941.47/B2 X22m 1861 . . .
BLAINSLIE . . 941.47/m1 X22m 1861 . . .
BOSWELLS                                  SEE: ST. BOSWELLS
BOWDEN 941.47/B3 X22m 1841 941.47/B3 X22m 1851 941.47/B3 X22m 1861 . . .
CASTLETON 941.47/C2 X22m 1841 941.4/C2 X22m 1851 941.47/C2 X22m 1861 . . .
CAVERS 941.47/C3 X22m 1841 941.47/C3 X22m 1851 941.47/C3 X22m 1861 . . .
CRAILING 941.47/C1 X22m 1841 941.47/C1 X22m 1851 941.47/C1 X22m 1861 . . .
DARNICK . . 941.47/M1 X22m 1861 . . .
ECKFORD 941.47/E1 X22m 1841 941.47/E1 X22m 1851 941.47/E1 X22m 1861 . . .
EDGERSTON . . 941.47/E3 X22m 1861 . . .
EDNAM 941.47/E2 X22m 1841 941.47/E2 X22m 1851 941.47/E2 X22m 1861 . . .
EILDON . . 941.47/M1 X22m 1861 . . .
GALASHIELS                              See: SELKIRKSHIRE Indexes
GATTONSIDE . . 941.47/M1 X22m 1861 . . .
GREENLAW PRISON 
                                                  NOTE:  A name-indexed Prison Register Index, 1848-1862, is at 941.455/G1 J62m v. 2
HAWICK 941.47/H1 X22m 1841 941.47/H1 X22m 1851 941.47/H1 X22m 1861 . . .
HOBKIRK 941.47/H3 X22m 1841 941.47/H3 X22m 1851 941.47/H3 X22m 1861 . . .
HOWNAM 941.47/H4 X22m 1841 941.47/H4 X22m 1851 941.47/H4 X22m 1861 . . .
HUME                                         See: BERWICKSHIRE indexes
JEDBURGH 941.47/J1 X22m 1841 941.47/J1 X22m 1851 941.47/J1 X22m 1861 . . .
                                    NOTE:  A name indexed 1831 census is at 941.47/J1 X2m 1831
KELSO 941.47/K1 X22m 1841 941.47/K1 X22m 1851 941.47/K1 X22m 1861 . . .
KIRKTON (KIRKTOWN) 941.47/K2 X22m 1841 941.47/K2 X22m 1851 941.47/K2 X22m 1861 . . .
LILLIESLEAF 941.47/L1 X22m 1841 941.47/L1 X22m 1851 941.47/L1 X22m 1861 . . .
LINTON 941.47/L2 X22m 1841 941.47/L2 X22m 1851 941.47/L2 X22m 1861 . . .
MAKERSTOUN 941.47/M3 X22m 1841 941.47/M3 X22m 1851 941.47/M3 X22m 1861 . . .
MAXTON 941.47/M4 X22m 1841 941.47/M4 X22m 1851 941.47/M4 X22m 1861 . . .
MELROSE 941.47/M1 X22m 1841 941.47/M1 X22m 1851 941.47 X22m 1861 Also: 941.47/M1 X22m 1861 . . .
MINTO 941.47/M5 X22m 1841 941.47/M5 X22m 1851 941.47/M5 X22m 1861 . . .
MOREBATTLE 941.47/M2 X22m 1841 941.47/M2 X22m 1851 941.47/M2 X22m 1861 . . .
NEWSTEAD . . 941.47/M1 X22m 1861 . . .
NEWTOWN . . 941.47/M1 X22m 1861 . . .
OXNAM 941.47/O1 X22m 1841 941.47/O1 X22m 1851 941.47/O1 X22m 1861 . . .
ROBERTON 941.47/R2 X22m 1841 941.47/R2 X22m 1851 941.47/R2 X22m 1861 . . .
ROXBURGH 941.47/R1 X22m 1841 941.47/R1 X22m 1851 941.47/R1 X22m 1861 . . .
SMAILHOLM 941.47/S1 X22m 1841 941.47/S1 X22m 1851 941.47/S1 X22m 1861 . . .
SOUTHDEAN . 941.47/S4 X22m 1851 941.47/S4 X22m 1861 . . .
SPROUSTON 941.47/S5 X22m 1841 941.47/S5 X22m 1851 941.47/S5 X22m 1861 . . .
ST. BOSWELLS 941.47/S3 X22m 1841 941.47/S3 X22m 1851 941.47/S3 X22m 1861 . . .
STICHILL 941.47/S2 X22m 1841 941 X22m 1851 941.47/S2 X22m 1861 . . .
STITCHEL                                    SEE: STICHILL
TEVIOTHEAD . 941.47/T2 X22m 1851 941.47/T2 X22m 1861 . . .
WILTON 941.47/W1 X22m 1841 941.47/W1 X22m 1851 941.47/W1 X22m 1861 . . .
YETHOLM 941.47/Y1 X22m 1841 941.47/Y1 X22m 1851 941.47/Y1 X22m 1861 . . .



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