The Lochaber Archive Centre holds a wider variety of records relating to the history of Lochaber in various formats, including minute books, correspondence, maps, plans and photographs. Collections include:
Education records from the 1860s, including logbooks and admission registers for more than sixty Lochaber schools.
Poor relief records, 1845-1930.
Property valuation rolls, 1874-1990.
Fort William Burgh records, 1874-1975.
Police archives, 1875-1946.
Abridgements of Sasines: property transactions from 1781 to 1971, Inverness-shire and Argyllshire
Church records including kirk session and presbytery records for parishes in the Lochaber Presbytery, 1724-1991.
Estate and family papers:
- Cameron of Lochiel Estate papers and Cameron of Lochiel Personal papers from 1624, which include a large collection of material relating to the 1715, 1719 and 1745 Jacobite risings.
- Cameron-Head of Inverailort papers, from 1799.
- Knoydart estate papers, 1810-1945
The West Highland Museum Collections recently transferred to Lochaber Archive Centre which include:
- Jacobite collections
- Arisaig estate papers
- Ben Nevis Observatory visitors’ books
Smaller private collections: archives of individuals, businesses, societies, and other organisations.
Maps and plans, including Ordnance Survey plans scale 25″:1 mile dating from 1870.
Genealogical resources on microfilm for the Lochaber area including census returns, 1841-1901, Old Parish Registers, and the International Genealogical Index.