Banffshire, Scotland Public Records
HM General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY
+44 (0) 131 535 1314
For Banffshire, Scotland Public Record Office documents are held in two locations. The first location is The National Archives of Scotland and the second location is The General Register Office for Scotland. Each of these locations are responsible for the recording, protecting, preserving, and disseminating of official records for Banffshire.
A public record is considered to be any document that may be housed by government. These items can be found in a number of physical forms. Examples can include traditional paper documents, films, audio tapes, pictures, photograph, computer files, and emails.
Usually, any person can view these public records during business hours with a reasonable request. Also the individual who wishes to see the public record usually is not required to give an explanation as to why they want to view the records.
Upon request each official record keeper will provide access to public records, which may be open to inspection by any person at anytime during scheduled office hours. If you need assistance or additional information, including office hours and scheduled closings, please do not hesitate the following offices.
The National Archives of Scotland (NAS) holds the following information for 12th century to present day: all government and private records which include private records generated by business, landed estates, families, courts, churches, and other corporate bodies. The General Register Office for Scotland holds the following information: family records for birth, death, marriage, registers, and census returns.
If you would like to write or visit The National Archives of Scotland please contact:
HM General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY. Or you may telephone +44 (0) 131 535 1314.
If you would like to write or visit The General Register Office for Scotland please contact: New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburg, Scotland, EH1 3YT. Or you may telephone +44 (0) 131 314 4411
Additional research can be conducted at the Historical Search Room (held at The National Archives of Scotland), their phone number is +44 (0) 131 535 1334 or you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Another resource is The National Register of Archives for Scotland (NRAS which is also held at The National Archives of Scotland), their phone number is +44 (0) 131 535 1405
We encourage everyone to reach out to the trained staff located at any one of the institutes mentioned above; so well trained staff may assist with any public record search. Each public records holder believes in the exchange of information between the public and the government. Please be advised that a wealth of information is at your fingertips. Don’t delay your opportunity to access records available for public viewing.