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''[[Scotland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Aberdeenshire, Scotland|Aberdeenshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Auchterless''
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'''Parish #173'''  
  
 
This is a guide to the history and major genealogical records of Scotland as they pertain to the parish of Auchterless. To learn more about how to use these records to search for your ancestors, go to the [[Scotland: Research Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|<u>Scotland: Research Strategies</u>]].  
 
This is a guide to the history and major genealogical records of Scotland as they pertain to the parish of Auchterless. To learn more about how to use these records to search for your ancestors, go to the [[Scotland: Research Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|<u>Scotland: Research Strategies</u>]].  
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= '''History'''  =
 
= '''History'''  =
  
<br>The New Statistical Account of Scotland (pub. 1834-45) offers uniquely rich and detailed parish reports for the whole of Scotland, covering a vast range of topics including history, agriculture, education, trades, religion and social customs. The reports, written by the parish ministers, are available online at http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/. Click on ‘Browse scanned pages’ then search the parish reports for your parish of interest. Also available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&title=new+statistical+account+of+scotland&pretitle=new+statistical+account+of+scotland Family History Library. ]<br>
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''The New Statistical Account of Scotland'' (pub. 1834-45) offers uniquely rich and detailed parish reports for the whole of Scotland, covering a vast range of topics including history, agriculture, education, trades, religion and social customs. The reports, written by the parish ministers, are available online at http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/. Click on ‘Browse scanned pages’ then search the parish reports for your parish of interest. Also available at the {{FHL|new statistical account of scotland|title|disp=Family History Library. }}<br>
  
 
= '''Census Records'''  =
 
= '''Census Records'''  =
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A census is a count and description of the population, taken by the government, arranged by locality and by household. Read more about [[Scotland Census|<u>census records.</u>]]  
 
A census is a count and description of the population, taken by the government, arranged by locality and by household. Read more about [[Scotland Census|<u>census records.</u>]]  
  
Here is a list of the Family History Library microfilm numbers for the census records of&nbsp;Auchterless as well as the library numbers for any surname indexes available:  
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Here is a list of the Family History Library microfilm numbers for the {{FHL|630165|title-id|disp=census records of&nbsp;Auchterless}} as well as the library numbers for any surname indexes available:  
  
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== '''Established Church—Old Parochial Register'''  ==
 
== '''Established Church—Old Parochial Register'''  ==
  
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| '''Births:'''  
 
| '''Births:'''  
 
| 1680-1854  
 
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| '''Marriages:'''  
 
| '''Marriages:'''  
 
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==== Condition of Original Registers—<br>  ====
 
==== Condition of Original Registers—<br>  ====
  
'''Index:''' For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index available on computers at the Family History Library&nbsp;and family&nbsp;history centers.&nbsp; The records may be indexed in the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=igi/search_IGI.asp&clear_form=true International Genealogical Index].&nbsp;<br>'''Births:''' The record is blank for February 1681–July 1684 and July 1687–April 1692. It is defective for June 1693–March 1694, in consequence of three pages being partially destroyed, after which it is blank until August 1709. There are only two entries for August 1729–January 1732. Mothers’ names not recorded in the entries before 1792.<br>'''Source:''' ''Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland'', by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b. <!--{12077947355030} -->  
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'''Index:''' For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index available on computers at the Family History Library&nbsp;and family&nbsp;history centers.&nbsp; The records may be indexed in the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=EUROPE International Genealogical Index].&nbsp;<br>'''Births:''' The record is blank for February 1681–July 1684 and July 1687–April 1692. It is defective for June 1693–March 1694, in consequence of three pages being partially destroyed, after which it is blank until August 1709. There are only two entries for August 1729–January 1732. Mothers’ names not recorded in the entries before 1792.<br>'''Source:''' ''Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland'', by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book {{FHL|941 K23b|disp=941 K23b}}. <!--{12077947355030} -->
  
 
== '''Established Church—Kirk Session Records'''  ==
 
== '''Established Church—Kirk Session Records'''  ==
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The Kirk session was the court of the parish. The session was made up of he minister and the land owners and business men of the parish, chosen to serve on the session. The Kirk session dealt with moral issues, minor criminal cases, matters of the poor and education, matters of discipline, and the general concerns of the parish. Kirk session records may also mention births, marriages, and deaths.  
 
The Kirk session was the court of the parish. The session was made up of he minister and the land owners and business men of the parish, chosen to serve on the session. The Kirk session dealt with moral issues, minor criminal cases, matters of the poor and education, matters of discipline, and the general concerns of the parish. Kirk session records may also mention births, marriages, and deaths.  
  
'''Here is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish:<br>'''  
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'''Here is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish:<br>'''
  
Minutes with Register of Discipline 1706–1961<br>Accounts 1706–1710<br>Parochial Board Minutes 1845–1874<br>'''Note:''' Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/1334. <!--{12077949505920} --><!--{12077949505921} -->  
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Minutes with Register of Discipline 1706–1961<br>Accounts 1706–1710<br>Parochial Board Minutes 1845–1874<br>'''Note:''' Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/1334. <!--{12077949505920} --><!--{12077949505921} -->
  
 
== '''Nonconformist Church Records'''  ==
 
== '''Nonconformist Church Records'''  ==
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=== &nbsp;Auchterless Free Church  ===
 
=== &nbsp;Auchterless Free Church  ===
  
'''History— <br>'''Following the Disruption, the adherents to the Free Church cause here steadily grew, in spite of strenuous opposition, until a church was erected in 1862. The charge was sanctioned in 1870. <br>'''Membership:''' 1870, 120; 1900, 185.<br>'''Source:''' ''Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843–1900'', ed. Rev. William Ewing, D.D., 2 vols. pub. 1914. Film #918572. More details are given in the source.  
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'''History— <br>'''Following the Disruption, the adherents to the Free Church cause here steadily grew, in spite of strenuous opposition, until a church was erected in 1862. The charge was sanctioned in 1870. <br>'''Membership:''' 1870, 120; 1900, 185.<br>'''Source:''' ''Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843–1900'', ed. Rev. William Ewing, D.D., 2 vols. pub. 1914. Film {{FHL|918572|film|disp=#918572}}. More details are given in the source.  
  
 
'''Records—<br>'''The extent of records is unknown.  
 
'''Records—<br>'''The extent of records is unknown.  
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= '''Civil Registrtion Records'''  =
 
= '''Civil Registrtion Records'''  =
  
Government or civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths (also called statutory records) began on January 1, 1855 in Scotland. Each parish has a registrar's office and large cities have several. The records are created by the registrars and copies are sent to the General Register Office in Edinburgh. Annual indexes are then created for the records for the whole country. <br><br>See the article on [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|<u>Scotland Civil Registration</u>]] for more information and to access the records.<br>  
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Government or civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths (also called statutory records) began on January 1, 1855 in Scotland. Each parish has a registrar's office and large cities have several. The records are created by the registrars and copies are sent to the General Register Office in Edinburgh. Annual indexes are then created for the records for the whole country. <br><br>See the article on [[Scotland Civil Registration- Vital Records|<u>Scotland Civil Registration</u>]] for more information and to access the records.<br>
  
 
= '''Probate Records'''  =
 
= '''Probate Records'''  =
  
Auchterless&nbsp;was under the probate jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of Aberdeen until 1823, and since then has been under the Sheriff's Court of Aberdeen. Probate records for 1513- 1901 are indexed online at [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk]. &nbsp;You must register on the website but use of the index to probate records, called 'Wills &amp; Testaments,' is free. You may then purchase a copy of the document or, if the document is before 1823, it will be on microfilm at the Family History Library. To find the microfilm numbers, search in the library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 catalog] for the 'Place' of&nbsp;Aberdeen and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of Aberdeen.<br>The library also has some post-1823 probate records for Aberdeen. Look in the library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 catalog] for the 'Place' of Aberdeen and the subjects of 'Probate Records' and 'Probate Records - Indexes.' <br>  
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Auchterless&nbsp;was under the probate jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of Aberdeen until 1823, and since then has been under the Sheriff's Court of Aberdeen. Probate records for 1513- 1901 are indexed online at [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/?gclid=CLKJyYGQ4ZUCFQQCagod1gp0Ww www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.] You must register on the website but use of the index to probate records, called 'Wills &amp; Testaments,' is free. You may then purchase a copy of the document or, if the document is before 1823, it will be on microfilm at the Family History Library. To find the microfilm numbers, search in the library [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog catalog] for the 'Place-names' of Aberdeen and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of Aberdeen.&nbsp; [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904 Ancestry.co.uk also has many probate records for Scotland and Scottish people indexed from 1861-1941]<br><br>The library also has some post-1823 probate records for Aberdeen. Look in the library [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog catalog] for the 'Place-names' of Aberdeen and the subjects of 'Probate Records' and 'Probate Records - Indexes.' <br><br>Read more about [[Scotland Probate Records|Scotland Probate Records.]]&lt;<br>
  
Read more about [[Scotland Probate Records|<u>Scotland Probate Records'''.'''</u>]]'''<br>'''
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Latest revision as of 22:43, 26 December 2011

Scotland Gotoarrow.png Aberdeenshire Gotoarrow.png Auchterless

Parish #173

This is a guide to the history and major genealogical records of Scotland as they pertain to the parish of Auchterless. To learn more about how to use these records to search for your ancestors, go to the Scotland: Research Strategies.

Contents

History

The New Statistical Account of Scotland (pub. 1834-45) offers uniquely rich and detailed parish reports for the whole of Scotland, covering a vast range of topics including history, agriculture, education, trades, religion and social customs. The reports, written by the parish ministers, are available online at http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/. Click on ‘Browse scanned pages’ then search the parish reports for your parish of interest. Also available at the Family History Library.

Census Records

A census is a count and description of the population, taken by the government, arranged by locality and by household. Read more about census records.

Here is a list of the Family History Library microfilm numbers for the census records of Auchterless as well as the library numbers for any surname indexes available:


Year      Family Hhistory Library Film Number Surname Index
1841 1042653 none
1851 1042113 none
1861 103779 none
1871 103929 none
1881 203452 6086502 (12 fiche)
1891 208672 none

The 1901 census of Scotland is indexed on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.  To use it, you must register and pay a small access fee. All available censuses, 1841-1901, are indexed on this website. It may be easier for you to pay to use the website rather than access indexes through the library.

 Church Records

Established Church of Scotland was Presbyterian. Read more about church records.

Here are the pre-1855 records that exist for this parish.

Established Church—Old Parochial Register

Record Type Years Covered Family History Library Film Number
Births: 1680-1854 0991255
Marriages: 1733-1854 0991255
Deaths: 1838-1854 0991255

Condition of Original Registers—

Index: For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index available on computers at the Family History Library and family history centers.  The records may be indexed in the International Genealogical Index
Births: The record is blank for February 1681–July 1684 and July 1687–April 1692. It is defective for June 1693–March 1694, in consequence of three pages being partially destroyed, after which it is blank until August 1709. There are only two entries for August 1729–January 1732. Mothers’ names not recorded in the entries before 1792.
Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.

Established Church—Kirk Session Records

The Kirk session was the court of the parish. The session was made up of he minister and the land owners and business men of the parish, chosen to serve on the session. The Kirk session dealt with moral issues, minor criminal cases, matters of the poor and education, matters of discipline, and the general concerns of the parish. Kirk session records may also mention births, marriages, and deaths.

Here is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish:

Minutes with Register of Discipline 1706–1961
Accounts 1706–1710
Parochial Board Minutes 1845–1874
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/1334.

Nonconformist Church Records

A nonconformist church is any church that is not the Established church. Read more about nonconformity in Scotland in the article on the Scotland Church Records Union List.

 Auchterless Free Church

History—
Following the Disruption, the adherents to the Free Church cause here steadily grew, in spite of strenuous opposition, until a church was erected in 1862. The charge was sanctioned in 1870.
Membership: 1870, 120; 1900, 185.
Source: Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843–1900, ed. Rev. William Ewing, D.D., 2 vols. pub. 1914. Film #918572. More details are given in the source.

Records—
The extent of records is unknown.

Civil Registrtion Records

Government or civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths (also called statutory records) began on January 1, 1855 in Scotland. Each parish has a registrar's office and large cities have several. The records are created by the registrars and copies are sent to the General Register Office in Edinburgh. Annual indexes are then created for the records for the whole country.

See the article on Scotland Civil Registration for more information and to access the records.

Probate Records

Auchterless was under the probate jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of Aberdeen until 1823, and since then has been under the Sheriff's Court of Aberdeen. Probate records for 1513- 1901 are indexed online at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk. You must register on the website but use of the index to probate records, called 'Wills & Testaments,' is free. You may then purchase a copy of the document or, if the document is before 1823, it will be on microfilm at the Family History Library. To find the microfilm numbers, search in the library catalog for the 'Place-names' of Aberdeen and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of Aberdeen.  Ancestry.co.uk also has many probate records for Scotland and Scottish people indexed from 1861-1941

The library also has some post-1823 probate records for Aberdeen. Look in the library catalog for the 'Place-names' of Aberdeen and the subjects of 'Probate Records' and 'Probate Records - Indexes.'

Read more about Scotland Probate Records.<



 


 

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