COUNTY OF ANGUS
LOCATION OF RECORDS
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). The following
sheriff courts operated in Angus:
JP court records
Justice of the Peace records for Angus are
held by Dundee City Archives.
Register of sasines and sasine abridgements
Registers of sasines for Angus are held by
the National Archives of Scotland (RS.33-35). Sasine abridgements
for Angus, 1781-1948, are held by the National Archives of Scotland.
Abridgements for 1887-1984 (with some gaps) are held by Angus Archives
and also by Dundee City Archives
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 guides to the
location of historical records are the Angus
Archives website and the National
Register of Archives, ARCHON website.