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'''1.''''''Church of Scotland: Church records'''<br>Church records are the christenings or baptisms, marriages, and burials recorded in registers by church officials at the time of an event. Marriage records usually give only the names of the bride and groom and the date and place of marriage. Residences and the husband's occupation may be given.
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== Church Records: Church of Scotland ==
  
'''What you are looking for'''<br>Your ancestor's name in Church of Scotland records.
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Church records are the christenings or baptisms, marriages, and burials recorded in registers by church officials at the time of an event. Marriage records usually give only the names of the bride and groom and the date and place of marriage. Residences and the husband's occupation may be given.'''<br>'''
  
'''Accessing the records'''<br>For more information about Church of Scotland records and how to access them, click [[Scotland_Church_Records|here]].
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'''Accessing the records'''<br>For more information about Church of Scotland records and how to access them, click [[Scotland Church Records|here]].'''<br>'''
  
'''Why go to the next record'''<br>You may want to go to the next record because:<br><br>1. You did not find any information in the above record.<br>2. You found information but it conflicts with what you know.<br>3. You found information but would like to find additional details.
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== Civil Registration: Birth Certificate ==
  
'''2.''''''Birth Certificate: Civil registration'''<br>Civil registration is the government registration of births, marriages, and deaths beginning 1 January 1855. In these records you may find a child's name, sex, birth date and place, father's name and occupation, mother's name and maiden name, parents' marriage date and place (from 1861), and the name, residence, and relationship of a person present at the birth. Civil registration birth records cover most of the population and are indexed countrywide. Use the general index to identify and obtain a copy of a birth certificate.
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Civil registration is the government registration of births, marriages, and deaths beginning 1 January 1855. In these records you may find a child's name, sex, birth date and place, father's name and occupation, mother's name and maiden name, parents' marriage date and place (from 1861), and the name, residence, and relationship of a person present at the birth. Civil registration birth records cover most of the population and are indexed countrywide. Use the general index to identify and obtain a copy of a birth certificate.
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== Civil Registration: Death Certificate ==
  
'''What you are looking for'''<br>Your ancestor's name in civil registration birth records.
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Civil registration is the government registration of births, marriages, and deaths beginning 1 January 1855. In these records you may find the name of the deceased; his or her cause of death, death date and place, rank or profession, marital status, sex, age, spouse's name, father's name and rank or profession, and mother's name and maiden name; and the signature, relationship, and residence of the informant. Civil registration death records cover most of the population and are indexed countrywide. Use the general index to identify and obtain a copy of a death certificate.
  
'''Why go to the next record'''<br>You may want to go to the next record because:<br><br>1. You did not find any information in the above record.<br>2. You found information but it conflicts with what you know.<br>3. You found information but would like to find additional details.
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'''3.''''''Death Certificate: Civil registration'''<br>Civil registration is the government registration of births, marriages, and deaths beginning 1 January 1855. In these records you may find the name of the deceased; his or her cause of death, death date and place, rank or profession, marital status, sex, age, spouse's name, father's name and rank or profession, and mother's name and maiden name; and the signature, relationship, and residence of the informant. Civil registration death records cover most of the population and are indexed countrywide. Use the general index to identify and obtain a copy of a death certificate.
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== Census Records ==
  
'''What you are looking for'''<br>Your ancestor's name in civil registration death records.
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A census is a count and description of the population. Government census records were taken every ten years starting in 1841. The 1841 through 1891 censuses are currently available. They are especially valuable because they list the majority of the population and are available at many repositories. In these records you may find names of the members of a household, and each person's age, gender, marital status, relationship to the head of the household, occupation, address, and place of birth. Census records can provide clues that may lead you to other records.
  
'''Why go to the next record'''<br>You may want to go to the next record because:<br><br>1. You did not find any information in the above record.<br>2. You found information but it conflicts with what you know.<br>3. You found information but would like to find additional details.
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'''4.''''''Census: Census'''<br>A census is a count and description of the population. Government census records were taken every ten years starting in 1841. The 1841 through 1891 censuses are currently available. They are especially valuable because they list the majority of the population and are available at many repositories. In these records you may find names of the members of a household, and each person's age, gender, marital status, relationship to the head of the household, occupation, address, and place of birth. Census records can provide clues that may lead you to other records.
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== Church records: Nonconformist churches ==
  
'''What you are looking for'''<br>Your ancestor's name in census records.
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Anyone who did not adhere to the teachings of the Established Church of Scotland was considered a nonconformist or a dissenter. Dissenters could also include people who belonged to religious organizations that broke from the Established church. Dissenter groups kept separate records. In these records you may find baptisms, marriages, minutes of meetings, communion rolls, and other items of value.
  
'''Why go to the next record'''<br>You may want to go to the next record because:<br><br>1. You did not find any information in the above record.<br>2. You found information but it conflicts with what you know.<br>3. You found information but would like to find additional details.
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'''5.''''''Dissenters: Church records'''<br>Anyone who did not adhere to the teachings of the Established Church of Scotland was considered a nonconformist or a dissenter. Dissenters could also include people who belonged to religious organizations that broke from the Established church. Dissenter groups kept separate records. In these records you may find baptisms, marriages, minutes of meetings, communion rolls, and other items of value.
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== Church records: Kirk Session Records ==
  
'''What you are looking for'''<br>Your ancestor's name in Dissenter church records.
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The Kirk session is the lowest ecclesiastical court of the Presbyterian Church, held on the parish level. It consists of the minister and a number of elders of the parish. The records deal with the business and organization of the parish and discipline of members. They may include lists of communicants, accounts of money paid to the poor, testimonials of persons moving from one parish to another, and details about illegitimate births and alleged fathers. Christening and marriage information is sometimes included.
  
'''Why go to the next record'''<br>You may want to go to the next record because:<br><br>1. You did not find any information in the above record.<br>2. You found information but it conflicts with what you know.<br>3. You found information but would like to find additional details.
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'''6.''''''Kirk Session: Church records'''<br>The Kirk session is the lowest ecclesiastical court of the Presbyterian Church, held on the parish level. It consists of the minister and a number of elders of the parish. The records deal with the business and organization of the parish and discipline of members. They may include lists of communicants, accounts of money paid to the poor, testimonials of persons moving from one parish to another, and details about illegitimate births and alleged fathers. Christening and marriage information is sometimes included.
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Contents

Church Records: Church of Scotland

Church records are the christenings or baptisms, marriages, and burials recorded in registers by church officials at the time of an event. Marriage records usually give only the names of the bride and groom and the date and place of marriage. Residences and the husband's occupation may be given.

Accessing the records
For more information about Church of Scotland records and how to access them, click here.

Civil Registration: Birth Certificate

Civil registration is the government registration of births, marriages, and deaths beginning 1 January 1855. In these records you may find a child's name, sex, birth date and place, father's name and occupation, mother's name and maiden name, parents' marriage date and place (from 1861), and the name, residence, and relationship of a person present at the birth. Civil registration birth records cover most of the population and are indexed countrywide. Use the general index to identify and obtain a copy of a birth certificate.

Civil Registration: Death Certificate

Civil registration is the government registration of births, marriages, and deaths beginning 1 January 1855. In these records you may find the name of the deceased; his or her cause of death, death date and place, rank or profession, marital status, sex, age, spouse's name, father's name and rank or profession, and mother's name and maiden name; and the signature, relationship, and residence of the informant. Civil registration death records cover most of the population and are indexed countrywide. Use the general index to identify and obtain a copy of a death certificate.

What you are looking for

Census Records

A census is a count and description of the population. Government census records were taken every ten years starting in 1841. The 1841 through 1891 censuses are currently available. They are especially valuable because they list the majority of the population and are available at many repositories. In these records you may find names of the members of a household, and each person's age, gender, marital status, relationship to the head of the household, occupation, address, and place of birth. Census records can provide clues that may lead you to other records.

What you are looking for

Church records: Nonconformist churches

Anyone who did not adhere to the teachings of the Established Church of Scotland was considered a nonconformist or a dissenter. Dissenters could also include people who belonged to religious organizations that broke from the Established church. Dissenter groups kept separate records. In these records you may find baptisms, marriages, minutes of meetings, communion rolls, and other items of value.

What you are looking for

Church records: Kirk Session Records

The Kirk session is the lowest ecclesiastical court of the Presbyterian Church, held on the parish level. It consists of the minister and a number of elders of the parish. The records deal with the business and organization of the parish and discipline of members. They may include lists of communicants, accounts of money paid to the poor, testimonials of persons moving from one parish to another, and details about illegitimate births and alleged fathers. Christening and marriage information is sometimes included.

What you are looking for