Location of historical records
The historical records of Stonehaven sheriff
courts are held by 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 Kincardineshire
are held by the National Archives of Scotland.
Register of sasines and sasine abridgements
Registers of sasines for Kincardineshire
are held by the National Archives of Scotland (RS.6-8). Sasine abridgements
for Kincardineshire, 1781-1948, are held by the National Archives
of Scotland for the years 1781-1982 and by Aberdeenshire Archives
for the years 1963-1982.
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.