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Maps, Gazetteers, and Statistical Accounts

 Bartholomew, John. Philip's Handy Atlas of the Counties of Scotland is on film #0423175.

Findlay, James. A Directory of Gentlemen's Seats, Villages, &c. in Scotland: Giving the counties in which they are situated, the post-towns to which each is attached, and the name of the resident, to which is added a table showing the despatch and arrival of the mails at the head and sub-offices throughout Scotland, also every information respecting the transmission of letters in all foreign parts. This directory is on fiche 6026392.

Gardner, Harland, & Smith's Genealogical Atlas of Scotland

Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical, and Historical. (6 vols.) [1883-1886] The best gazetteer of Scotland. All Scottish places in the Family History Library Catalog are cataloged according to the listings in this gazetteer. On microfiche (see sidebar)

Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (2 vols.)

Parish Maps of Scotland Showing Overall Dates of Old Parochial Registers held in Edinburgh and Available Worldwide on Microfilm (15maps) Parish maps are also available on fiche #6026409.

Smith, Frank. A Genealogical Gazetteer of Scotland is a shortened version of Lewis's Gazetteer that adds the date of commencement of registers for each parish and the name of the parish to which the place belonged for all other entries. Also on microfiche numbers #020421 - 6020422.

Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland is on FHL microfilm numbers 0599357 - 0599358.

Wilson, Rev. John. The Gazetteer of Scotland is a reprint of an 1882 gazetteer. It is book 941 E5j. Also on FHL microfiche 6026374.

Sinclair, Sir John, ed. The Statistical Account of Scotland - John Sinclair commissioned a study of the parishes of Scotland in 1790. The 21 volumes are known as the "Old Statistical Account" because a New Statistical Account was done in 1845. The descriptions of the parishes were usually done by the ministers. The account may list important details about life in the parish including who the major landowners were and how much laborers were paid. Vols. 1 and 3-20 of the Old Statistical Account are organized by county and are on 161 microfiche #6026527 - #6026545

The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, contains economic, historical, physical, and social descriptions of the parishes of Scotland. It was published in 15 volumes and is available on microfiche. The New Statistical Account for each county is cataloged in the Family History Library Catalog under SCOTLAND, [COUNTY] - HISTORY - STATISTICS.

Both the Old and the New Statistical Accounts are available on the Web as scanned images.

For an online map see County Map of Scotland.


Place Names

Microfiche Number

A - Auc 6020391
Auch - Bot 6020392
Both - Col 6020393
Cold - Dor 6020394
Dorm - Ear 6020395
Earl - Edr 6020396
Edra - For 6020397
Fort - Gla 6020398
Glas - Ham 6020399
Hamil - Jed 6020400
Jedb - Kir 6020401
Kirk - Lin   6020402
Linl - Mon 6020403
Moni - Ork 6020404
Orkn - Raa 6020405
Raas - Sel 6020406
Selk - Tai 6020407
Tain - Z 6020408
General Survey 6020409
General Survey & Maps 6020410
Maps 6020411


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