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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
  
This index covers events from 1561 through 1910.
 
  
== Record Description ==
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== Collection History ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:  
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Scotland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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*Family Records
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== Collection Time Period  ==
*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.  
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This index covers events from 1561 through 1910. 98% of this collection consists of pre 1875 records. Most of the remaing 2% are post 1876 records. There are no Scotland indexing projects currently, so this collection is not expected to change in the foreseeable future.
  
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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== Civil Registration and Church Records  ==
  
*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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This collection is an index to civil registration and church records. Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Scotland. <br>
*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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*A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:  
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To learn more about these records consult the following wiki articles:  
  
*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Scotland_Church_Records Scotland Church Records]
*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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*[[Scotland Statutory Registers - Vital Records|Scotland Statutary Registers - Vital Records]]
 
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
  
== Record History  ==
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Scotland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
  
 
=== Why thes Record Was Created  ===
 
=== Why thes Record Was Created  ===

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Collection History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Scotland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1561 through 1910. 98% of this collection consists of pre 1875 records. Most of the remaing 2% are post 1876 records. There are no Scotland indexing projects currently, so this collection is not expected to change in the foreseeable future.

Civil Registration and Church Records

This collection is an index to civil registration and church records. Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Scotland.

To learn more about these records consult the following wiki articles:

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.


Why thes Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Scotland.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

 For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Scotland Genealogy

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection

"Scotland Marriages, 1561–1910." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed April 7, 2011). entry for Andrew Shinan and Janet Wilson, married 4 December 1811; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 1,041,386; Index entries derived from digital copies from original and compiled records.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections