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Fife Council - West

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

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Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): FIF

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Fife Council - West
Dunfermline Library
Abbot Street
KY12 1NL
Tel: 01383 312600
Fax: 01383 624708
Contact: Mr C. Neale (Information Services Librarian) and Miss Anne Rodwell (Local History Librarian)

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

Associated with the libraries of Fife Council - Central (main collection at Kirkcaldy Library) and Fife Council - East (collections at Cupar Library and St Andrews Library)

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? -

Provided by local Record Office? No
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Records for births and marriages from 1855 to approx. 1875 are included in the IGI fiche (for all counties of Scotland)

5. Census returns

1841-1891: microfilm held for all parishes of Fife and Kinross, and some Perthshire parishes ~(see attached list)$

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

~see page 9 of following booklet$

6(b) City and Town Directories

~see pages 10 and 11 of following booklet$

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

~see page 12 of following booklet$

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Microfiche: IGI 1988 edition - Scotland: by county
Microfiche: IGI 1992 ed - Scotland: by county
Microfiche: IGI 1992 ed - Ireland: by county and all counties
Also Christening and Marriage indexes to OPRs on microfiche for all counties of Scotland

9. Unpublished Indexes

3 indexes produced by a local researcher are held in stock: Fife Deaths, Fife Deaths Abroad, and Fife Shopkeepers and Traders. ~(see following booklet)$
Also an index to the Weavers Incorporation MS books. ~(see following booklet)$
This library produced an index to Death Notices in the Dunfermline Journal 1851-1885. ~(see following booklet)$
The library maintains an index to major articles (including some obituaries) in the Dunfermline Journal (1851-1951), and the Dunfermline Press (1859 to date).

10. Parish Registers

Microfilm of OPRs for all Fife and Kinross parishes, and some Perthshire parishes. ~(see following list)$
We also hold some other church records. ~(see following booklet)$

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

~(see following booklet)$

14. Guides to Collections

The booklet 'Family History Research' is available from Dunfermline library at �80 (including p&p) in Britain, �50 overseas (payment in sterling only).
~(see copy attached)$

15. Local Record Offices


Other information

Photocopies are available from originals or microfilm, subject to copyright restrictions. We reserve the right to refuse to copy material if there is potential damage to the original. The library's stock covers the area of what was Dunfermline District Council: from Kincardine to Aberdour, along the Forth, and north not quite as far as Kinross. Specific questions will be answered where possible, but the library is not staffed for extensive or open-ended research.