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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.



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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 FHL Film Number Surname Index

Church Records

Established Church—Old Parochial Register

Record Type Years Covered FHL 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

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

Auchterless Free Church

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.

The extent of records is unknown.

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