Argyll And Bute Archives

Argyll and Bute Archives hold many records for the parish.
We will be listing these, and the records we hold, in our Catalogue.
In the mean time you can find more here

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Manse Brae Area Office
PA31 8QU

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Telephone: 01546 604 778

Fax: 01546 604 769

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Argyll and Bute Council Archives was transferred to the LiveArgyll Cultural Trust on 2nd October 2017

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24. List of men within the sub-division of Lorn liable to serve in the Militia from 18 to 45 years, 1804
34. Register of Voters, 1836
35. Pigot’s Directory 1837
58. List of men of military age liable to be balloted, 1799
136. Transcript of the 1841 census
161. The Commons of Argyll: Name-lists of 1685 and 1692, edited by Duncan C. MacTavish, pub. Lochgilphead 1935
203. List of Men summoned cutting the woods of MUCKAIRN 1685
285 . Index to the 1841 Census ARDCHATTAN & MUCKAIRN Transcribed by Edna Stark and published by the G.&W&gt;S&gt;F&gt;H&gt;S&gt; <nowiki>[Booklet]</nowiki>
317. Index to the 1851 census of the Parishes of ARDCHATTAN & MUCKAIRN by Tommy & Margaret Semple.
364. Family History of the MacKichans, ARDCHATTAN
463. List of Teachers in Ardchattan Primary School
489. Colin The Merchant, A Descendant of the Campbells of Barcaldine By Iain M. Campbell, Nova Scotia, extract from Journal of the Clan Campbell Society, 1987
490. Campbells from Knpadale- A postscript, NORTH KNAPDALE See also Monumental Inscriptions Ardchattan & Muckairn: Ardchattan Parish church, Baile Mhaodain Burial Ground, Ardchattan Priory, Benderloch, Craigneuk, Muchairn, Ballifeolan
625 List of Debtors due to the deceased Mrs Campbell of Ballimore
630 List of the creditors of the deceased Mrs Margaret Campbell of Ballimore GLENORCHY & INNISHAIL
632 List of the owners of cattle wintered at Achnaclach 1781-1782 ARCHATTAN & MUCKAIRN
See also DG/1/1 Descendants of John MacKechane, Merchant at …. Born c. 1766 and Isabella McIntyre, Ardachy, born c. 1770 in the Par… Ardchattan. Includes transcriptions of letters and copies of photogr… This family tree tracing the descendants of John and Isabella’s son I…
A First Minister of Lochgilphead, and his son John MacKechane Emigrated to Australia some time during the 19th Century.
DG/1/17 Family Tree-Campbell of Invergeldie and Barcaldine
Burial Ground See also AGN 4277 Various articles relating to Duncan Campbell of Inverawe, taken from Journal of the Clan Campbell Society.
Barcaldine Gardens Ltd Barcaldine, Argyllshire ..minute book 1948 - 49

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Local Studies
The Local Studies department is responsible for lots of interesting information about Argyll and Bute.
Each branch library holds a small Local Collection specific to its area, but the bulk of the material, including books, pamphlets, maps and postcards, is held at
Library Headquarters
Highland Avenue
PA23 8PB
Tel: 01369 708663 (Eleanor McKay, Information and Local Studies Librarian) or main switchboard - 01369 708664 Fax: 01369 705797
Usual opening hours - Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:00
Members of the public wishing to carry out research are welcome to visit Library Headquarters, but it is advisable to telephone in advance to ensure that staff are available.

Argyll and Bute Library Service is a partner in Highland Council's Am Baile project.

Family History
We are not able to undertake genealogical research on behalf of family historians, but the following sources are available for consultation:

Microfilm of Old Parish Records up to 1854 and Census records (1841-1901) for Argyll - available at Campbeltown, Dunoon and Oban libraries.

Microfilm of Old Parish Records up to 1854 and Census records (1841-1901) for Bute - available at Rothesay library.

Microfiche of Births, Marriages and Deaths for Argyll (1855-1899) at Library Headquarters

Some Monumental Inscriptions

Published family histories

Published clan histories

Statistical Accounts of Scotland (1st, 2nd and 3rd)

Helensburgh directories (1880-1950) - available at Helensburgh Library

The council's registration service can help you search Scotlands People system. This allows images of all the original birth, death and marriage records for the whole of Scotland to be made available for searching and viewing by local researchers.

Book of Islay

The Local Collection comprises a range of published and unpublished sources from early printed works to the latest publications and covers a wide array of topics relevant to the local area.

As well as information about specific places in Argyll and Bute, there are books on the following subjects -

Parish and Local Histories, Biographies, Maritime History, Family History, Clan Histories, Military History, Gaelic Culture, Literature, Folklore, Architecture, Archaeology, Religion, Agriculture, Fishing, Wildlife.

To view the full range of stock available, you can access the library catalogue online.

Newspapers and Periodicals
A number of local newspapers are held at branch libraries.
We hold copies of various local newspapers (mostly on microfilm) at the following branches:

Argyllshire Herald (1855 - 1860)
Campbeltown Courier (1875 - 1879, 1893 - 1950, 1951 - 1985, 1986 - present)
Campbeltown Journal (1851 - 1855)

Dunoon Advertiser (1903 - 1926)
Dunoon Herald (1876 - 1949)
Dunoon Observer/Arg. Stand. (1895 - 1950, 1986 - present)
Dunoon Observer/Cowal Watch. (1886 - 1894)
Dunoon Telegraph (1889 - 1890)

Helensburgh Advertiser (1957 - present)
Helensburgh & Gareloch Times (1880 - 1898, 1901 - 1980)
Helensburgh News (1876, 1878, 1886, 1888 - 1927)
Helensburgh News/Courier (1935 - 1937)

Argyllshire Advertiser (1887 - 1950, 1986 - present)

Oban Express (1888 - 1904)
Oban Times (1932 - present)
Oban Visitors’ Register (1889 - 1898)
Oban Weekly News (1906 - 1908)

Buteman (1855 - 1878, 1890 - 1950, 1986 - present)
Rothesay Chronicle (1863 - 1874, 1878, 1888 - 1913)
Rothesay Journal (1852 - 1853)

Argyllshire Leader (1929 - 1934)
Celtic Monthly (1892 - 1916)
Celtic Review (1908 - 1915)
Ileach (1995 - present)
People’s Journal (1905 - 1950)
Scots Magazine (1739 - 1825)
Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness (from 1871)
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (from 1878)

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