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 Dunbartonshire: Dumbarton
JP court records
Justice of the Peace records for Dunbartonshire
are held by Glasgow City Archives.
Register of sasines and sasine abridgements
Registers of sasines for Dunbartonshire are
held by the National Archives of Scotland (RS.9-10). Sasine abridgements
for Dunbartonshire, 1781-1979, are held by the National Archives
of Scotland and by Glasgow 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 guide to the location
of historical records is the National
Register of Archives, ARCHON website.