Many householders and traders are listed in the large range of Post Office directories scanned at digital.nls.uk/directories. A number of Scottish newspaper titles have been digitised at britishnewspaperarchive. co.uk and findmypast.co.uk. The Scotsman has an archive at archive.scotsman.com.
Maxwell Ancestry has free online indexes to several record sets from the Scottish borders, including prison registers, mental health records, non-OPR baptisms, marriages and burials and the 1841-1861 censuses at maxwellancestry.co.uk/ recordsets.aspx.