If you’re interested in tracing your genealogy, tenants lists or court records from Berwickshire’s history, then your research could just have been made a little easier.
Scottish Indexes have set up a sponsoring service, whereby resources are indexed once, so that all researchers can make use of them.
The initial list of resources that can be transcribed 0 in half-hour increments - can be found at scottishindexes.com.
It includes Lauder Court records from 1650 onwards, Greenlaw Kirk sessions from 1839-42, baptismal records in Simprim and Swinton, the 1692 ‘poor list’ from Gordon and others.
The idea is to sponsor an indexer to spend a set amount of time to index a record of your choice, and within that record a date range of your choice. That amount of time will be spent on indexing the record you have chosen, and then the index will be made freely available online for everybody to access.