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

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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 Banchory Ternan, as well as the library numbers for any surname indexes available:

Years
FHL Film Number
Surname Indexes
1841
1042669
none
1851
1042126
none
1861
0103838
none
1871
0104003
none
1881
0203468
6086598 (2 fiches)
1891
0208693
none


The 1901 and 1911 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, 1841-1911, are indexed on this website. It may be easier for you to pay to use the website rather than access the separate indexes through the library.

Church Records

The 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 Registers

Record Type
Years Covered
FHL Film Number
Births:
1670-1777
0993308
Marriages:
1670-1854
0993308
Deaths:
1849-1853
0993308

 

Condition of Original Registers—

Indexed: For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index avaliable on computers at the Family History Library and family history centers.  The records may be indexed in the International Genealogical Index.
Births: There are no entries November 1677–December 1682 and November 1744–July 1745. Between1802–1803 there are twenty pages of irregular entries dated 1791–1802. Mothers’ names are not recorded until 1772.
Marriages: Registers prior to 1677 are intermixed with the births. There are no entries November 1677–March 1683. From March 1683 to 1699, the record is again intermixed with births. No entries November 1702–September 1705 and October 1741–January 1763.
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 1699–1939
Note: Available at the Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh, record CH2/28.

Monumental Inscriptions

The Kirkyard of Aboyne in Aberdeen has been indexed by the North-East Scotland Family History Society.

Family History Library 

Online listing is available through the: Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society

A copy of the booklet is at The Family History Library in Salt Lake City


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.

There are no known nonconformist groups.

Civil Registration 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

Banchory Ternan was under the probate jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of St. Andrew until 1823, and since then has been under the Sheriff's Court of Stonehaven. 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 Banchory Ternan and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of St. Andrews.

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

Read more about Scotland Probate Records.

Return to Kincardineshire parish list.


 

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