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Our archive and search room is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Keep up to date via our Facebook page and Twitter.

Research Service

Our very experienced members are prepared to undertake some research on behalf of members and interested individuals. As this work is undertaken by volunteers we would ask for your patience.

We are able to search the following documents:
Census: 1841 to 1911.
Old Parish Records (births, marriages, deaths before 1855) and Monumental Inscriptions for the counties of Berwickshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Peebleshire.
Poor Law Records for the parishes of Jedburgh and Melrose. We hold some records for neighbouring parishes including North Northumberland eg. cross border marriages.
We also have an extensive library of books, articles, periodicals and local history miscellany - see our catalogues.
Additionally, family trees submitted by members can be searched - see our Family Tree Search.

Half an hour of research time costs 7.50 (members) 10 (non-members).
This charge is to cover the running costs of our research facility and to enable us to purchase and publish more archive material and resources.
Payment methods are shown in our Sales List.
Please print this page, complete the following details, and send it by post with your payment to
Borders Family History Society, 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP, Scotland.
Please read our Terms of Sale for Research Requests, before sending your order.
Please download our Research Request form.