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Our Archive and Search Room is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am - 4pm and by confirmed appointment at other times. We will be closed from Friday 20 December for Christmas and New Year, reopening on Tuesday 14 January 2020.

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.
The Society does not accept payment online at the moment.

Your Details
Name   Borders FHS Member No (if applicable)  
Post/Zip Code   Email Address  
Information Wanted
What is the information you're seeking ?

Maximum time to spend (Minimum 30 minutes) ?
Information You Know
Please note - the more information you provide the more likely the search will be successful
Surname   Forename(s)  
Additional names eg father/mother  
Event: eg birth, death, marriage, census  
Year (we will search 2 years on either side of your date)  
Other information which may help the search  
Payment/Admin Details
Cheque/Visa/Mastercard (circle one) Credit Card Number  
Start Date   Expiry Date   Name (as it appears on card)   3 digit security number  
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