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Back to Basics - Scottish OPR Birth records

Postby Falkyrn » Thu May 21, 2009 7:10 pm

In the June issue of the magazine in the Box Out concerning Scottish and Irish Birthrecords you state that for pre 1855 Scottish Birth records "A near complete collection is available online at Scotlands People".

Just to clarify this point, the Old Parish Records available on Scotlands People are for the Established Church of Scotland only - currently there are no non conformist, Episcopalian or Roman Catholic records available online.

The collection is further limited by the fractious nature of the Church of Scotland during the 18th & 19th centuries as many congregations broke away from the main church. Those records from these other presbyterian churches which survive are held in Edinburgh but unfortunately are not yet available online.
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RE: Back to Basics - Scottish OPR Birth records

Postby Editor » Tue May 26, 2009 7:10 pm

Thank you for your point. Can I put this in as a letter in our letters page? It would be good to clarify the point for other readers.

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RE: Back to Basics - Scottish OPR Birth records

Postby Falkyrn » Tue May 26, 2009 8:33 pm

Yes, by all means use the posting - the following link explains some of the twists and turns of the Scottish Church

[link=https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Scotland_Church_Records_Union_Lists]https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Scotland_Church_Records_Union_Lists[/link]

PS if you do use the item my proper name if required is Robert Paton
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