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''[[Ross & Cromarty, Scotland]]''  
 
''[[Ross & Cromarty, Scotland]]''  
  
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'''Parish # 62 '''
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This is a guide to the history and major genealogical records of Scotland as they pertain to the parish of Dingwall. 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|Scotland: Research Strategies]].
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= History  =
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= Census Records  =
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= Church Records  =
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== Established Church—Old Parochial Registers ==
  
 
Years Covered FHL Film Number<br>Births: 1662–1854 0990580 item 1<br>Marriages: 1753–1854 0990580 item 1<br>Deaths: 1786–1852 0990580 item 1  
 
Years Covered FHL Film Number<br>Births: 1662–1854 0990580 item 1<br>Marriages: 1753–1854 0990580 item 1<br>Deaths: 1786–1852 0990580 item 1  
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Condition of Original Registers—<br>Index: For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index on computer at the Family History Library under “Databases on the Network.”<br>Births: There are no entries December 1667–October 1670, November 1712–April 1715, April 1721–1742 inclusive, except a few irregular entries, October 1756–June 1767.<br>Marriages: There are no entries April 1756–June 1787. Six entries 1714–1715 are on a page of the record of births after August 1719.<br>Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.  
 
Condition of Original Registers—<br>Index: For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index on computer at the Family History Library under “Databases on the Network.”<br>Births: There are no entries December 1667–October 1670, November 1712–April 1715, April 1721–1742 inclusive, except a few irregular entries, October 1756–June 1767.<br>Marriages: There are no entries April 1756–June 1787. Six entries 1714–1715 are on a page of the record of births after August 1719.<br>Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.  
  
<br>Established Church—Kirk Session Records  
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== Established Church—Kirk Session Records ==
  
 
Minutes 1745–1797 (loose sheets), 1822–1871 (many gaps), 1894–1974<br>Poor Rolls 1823–1841<br>Marriages 1782–1786<br>Burials 1783–1786<br>Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/711.  
 
Minutes 1745–1797 (loose sheets), 1822–1871 (many gaps), 1894–1974<br>Poor Rolls 1823–1841<br>Marriages 1782–1786<br>Burials 1783–1786<br>Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/711.  
  
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== Nonconformist Church Records ==
  
<br>Dingwall Free Church  
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'''Dingwall Free Church'''
  
 
History—<br>The parish minister did not "come out" in 1843, but the great majority of the people adhered to the Free Church. The church and manse were built in Castle Street and a school in High Street. A new church was erected in High Street in 1870. A small section of the people became Free Presbyterians in 1892. The Gaelic section of the congregation remained outside the Union in 1900.<br>Membership: 1848, 45; 1900, 70.<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 may be given in the source, including ministers.  
 
History—<br>The parish minister did not "come out" in 1843, but the great majority of the people adhered to the Free Church. The church and manse were built in Castle Street and a school in High Street. A new church was erected in High Street in 1870. A small section of the people became Free Presbyterians in 1892. The Gaelic section of the congregation remained outside the Union in 1900.<br>Membership: 1848, 45; 1900, 70.<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 may be given in the source, including ministers.  
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Records—<br>No pre-1855 records.  
 
Records—<br>No pre-1855 records.  
  
<br>Maryburgh Free Church  
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'''Maryburgh Free Church'''
  
 
History—<br>The minister of the parish, and the main body of his congregation "came out" in 1843. The church and manse were built on a site obtained from Mrs. Stewart MacKenzie of Seaforth who afterwards gifted the land to the church.<br>Membership: 1848, 33; 1900, 72.<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 may be given in the source, including ministers.  
 
History—<br>The minister of the parish, and the main body of his congregation "came out" in 1843. The church and manse were built on a site obtained from Mrs. Stewart MacKenzie of Seaforth who afterwards gifted the land to the church.<br>Membership: 1848, 33; 1900, 72.<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 may be given in the source, including ministers.  
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Records—<br>There are no pre-1855 records.  
 
Records—<br>There are no pre-1855 records.  
  
<br>Dingwall Catholic Church  
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'''Dingwall Catholic Church'''
  
 
History—<br>Though a congregation was formed about 1849, it closed in 1853. It was served from Beauly, Invernessshire. See that parish for records. <br> <br>
 
History—<br>Though a congregation was formed about 1849, it closed in 1853. It was served from Beauly, Invernessshire. See that parish for records. <br> <br>
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= Civil Registration Records =
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= Probate Records =

Revision as of 20:59, 7 June 2013

Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

Parish # 62

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

Contents

History

Census Records

Church Records

Established Church—Old Parochial Registers

Years Covered FHL Film Number
Births: 1662–1854 0990580 item 1
Marriages: 1753–1854 0990580 item 1
Deaths: 1786–1852 0990580 item 1

Condition of Original Registers—
Index: For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index on computer at the Family History Library under “Databases on the Network.”
Births: There are no entries December 1667–October 1670, November 1712–April 1715, April 1721–1742 inclusive, except a few irregular entries, October 1756–June 1767.
Marriages: There are no entries April 1756–June 1787. Six entries 1714–1715 are on a page of the record of births after August 1719.
Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.

Established Church—Kirk Session Records

Minutes 1745–1797 (loose sheets), 1822–1871 (many gaps), 1894–1974
Poor Rolls 1823–1841
Marriages 1782–1786
Burials 1783–1786
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/711.

Nonconformist Church Records

Dingwall Free Church

History—
The parish minister did not "come out" in 1843, but the great majority of the people adhered to the Free Church. The church and manse were built in Castle Street and a school in High Street. A new church was erected in High Street in 1870. A small section of the people became Free Presbyterians in 1892. The Gaelic section of the congregation remained outside the Union in 1900.
Membership: 1848, 45; 1900, 70.
Source: Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843–1900, ed. Rev. William Ewing, D.D., 2 vols. pub. 1914. Film #918572. More details may be given in the source, including ministers.

Records—
No pre-1855 records.

Maryburgh Free Church

History—
The minister of the parish, and the main body of his congregation "came out" in 1843. The church and manse were built on a site obtained from Mrs. Stewart MacKenzie of Seaforth who afterwards gifted the land to the church.
Membership: 1848, 33; 1900, 72.
Source: Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843–1900, ed. Rev. William Ewing, D.D., 2 vols. pub. 1914. Film #918572. More details may be given in the source, including ministers.

Records—
There are no pre-1855 records.

Dingwall Catholic Church

History—
Though a congregation was formed about 1849, it closed in 1853. It was served from Beauly, Invernessshire. See that parish for records.

Civil Registration Records

Probate Records