Location of historical 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 Berwickshire: Duns
JP court records
Justice of the Peace records for Berwickshire
are held by the National Archives of Scotland.
Register of sasines and sasine abridgements
Registers of sasines for the County of Berwick
are held by the National Archives of Scotland (RS.18-19). Sasine
abridgements for the county of Berwick, 1781-1979, are held by the
National Archives of Scotland.
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'