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A new centre is due to open in the spring of 2007 at Hawick. For details see [http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/council/specialinterest/heartofhawick/ Heart Of Hawick].<br>
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In addition some Berwickshire records can also be sourced at the Berwick Records Office in Northumberland.<br>
 
In addition some Berwickshire records can also be sourced at the Berwick Records Office in Northumberland.<br>

Revision as of 11:04, 8 May 2009

Wikipedia Image: Historic Berwickshire County Map

The county of Berwickshire has seen several boundary changes over hundreds of years, the county town used to be Berwick-upon-Tweed however Berwick had transferred to neighbouring Northumberland in England hence the strange situation where the county name does not relate to a town within the boundary. Berwickshire was (and still is) a largely rural county, the largest towns of Duns and Coldstream are relatively small places even now. Eyemouth is a small coastal town from where a fishing fleet provided employment for many years though this has declined in recent years.
Coldstream is the birthplace of the Coldstream Guards though the regiment has long since been based in England.



Register Offices

The county of Berwickshire is one of several counties administered by the Scottish Borders Council.
The following offices are operated by
Scottish Borders Registration Service

Castleton
The Registrar
10 Douglas Sq
Newcastleton
Roxburghshire
TD9 0QD
Tel 01387 375606
Castleton District Registrar


Chirnside
8 Newtown St
Duns
TD11 3DT
Tel 01361 886110
Chirnside District Registrar


Coldstream
78 High Street
Coldstream
TD12 4AE
Tel 01890 883156
Coldstream Registrar


Duns
8 Newtown St
Duns
TD11 3DT
Tel 01361 886110
Duns Registrar


Eyemouth
The Community Centre
Albert Road
Eyemouth
TD14 5DE
Tel 01890 750690
Eyemouth Registrar


Galashiels
Library Buildings
Lawyers Brae
Galahiels
TD1 3JG
Tel 01896 752822
Galashiels


Hawick
The Registrar
Council Offices
High Street
Hawick
TD9 9EF
Tel 01450 364710
Hawick Registrar


Jedburgh
The Registrar
Library Building
Castlegate
Jedburgh
TD8 6AS
Tel 01835 863670
Jedburgh Registrar


Kelso
The Registrar
The Town House
Kelso
TD5 7HF
Tel 01573 225659
Kelso Registrar


Lauder
The Registrar
The Old Jail
Mid Row
Lauder
Ettrick and Lauderdale
TD2 6SZ
Tel 01578 722795
Lauder Registrar


Melrose
The Registrar
Market Square
Melrose
Ettrick and Lauderdale
TD6 9PG
Tel 01896 823114
Melrose Registrar


Peebles
The Registrar
Chambers’ Institute
High Street
Peebles
EH45 8AG
Tel 01721 723817
Peebles Registrar


Selkirk
The Registrar
Municipal Building
High Street
Selkirk
TD7 4JX
Tel 01750 23104
Selkirk Registrar


West Linton
The Registrar
Council Offices
West Linton
EH46 7ED
Tel 01968 660267
West Linton Registrar


Record Office Lookup Requests

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Record Office Lookup Contacts


Cemetery Lookup Requests

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Cemetery Lookup Contacts


Photo Offers

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Links

General Links


Town and Village Information


Library Links


Coldstream

Duns

Earlston

Eyemouth

Galashiels

Hawick

Innerleithen

Jedburgh

Kelso

Melrose

Peebles


Archives

A new centre opened in the spring of 2007 at Hawick. The website is now online, for details see Heart Of Hawick.

In addition some Berwickshire records can also be sourced at the Berwick Records Office in Northumberland.

Berwick Records Office
Wallace Green
Berwick upon Tweed


Family History Society


Genealogy Links


History and Heritage




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