COUNTY OF CAITHNESS
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 Caithness: Wick
JP court records
Justice of the Peace records for Caithness
County are held by the National Archives of Scotland.
Register of sasines and sasine abridgements
Registers of sasines for Caithness County
are held by the National Archives of Scotland (RS.20-21, and RS.36-37).
Sasine abridgements for the county of Caithness, 1781-1979, are
held by the National Archives of Scotland and by the North Highland
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'