COUNTY OF ABERDEEN
LOCATION OF RECORDS
Aberdeen County was served by the sheriff
courts of Aberdeen and Peterhead. Historical records of sheriff
courts pass to the National Archives of Scotland. For further details
go to the National Archives of Scotland website or see Cecil Sinclair,
Tracing Scottish Local History (HMSO, 1994) or Cecil Sinclair,
Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors (HMSO, 1990).
JP court records
Justice of the Peace records for Aberdeen
County are held by the National Archives of Scotland (those for
Aberdeen City are held by Aberdeen City Archives).
Register of sasines and sasine abridgements
Registers of sasines for Aberdeen County
are held by the National Archives of Scotland (RS.4, RS.5, and RS.8).
Sasine abridgements for the county of Aberdeen, 1781-1982, are held
by the National Archives of Scotland and by Aberdeenshire Council
Archives. Aberdeen City Library's Local Studies Department hold
sasine abridgements for Aberdeen County from 1781-1947, but do not
hold indexes of persons or places earlier than 1869.
Over the next two years the SCAN website
through its Online Catalogues and Knowledge Base will become the
definitive guide to the location of historical records relating
to places in Scotland. At present the best online guide to the location
of historical records is the National Register of Archives'