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Each church had a different structure of parishes and congregations, so it is not possible to search across all three churches for one parish.When you select a church, the drop-down list of counties and parishes/congregations will load on the search page and if you choose another church, it will take a second or two for the list of parishes/congregations for that church to load on the search page.As a result, the information may be sparse, unreliable and difficult to read.

Some registers have been lost or destroyed and the condition of the surviving 3500 is variable.The National Records of Scotland holds the surviving original registers.Roman Catholic parish registers comprise records of The records cover all Scottish parishes in existence by 1855 – before the introduction of civil registration; the records of the main Catholic cemeteries in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the records of the RC Bishopric of the Forces, which records all sacramental events for British service men and women serving in the armed forces worldwide.Under the provisions of Church Law, all faithful are to have sacramental information recorded in the registers of the parish.Often the only record that a death has taken place will be implied in the payment of a fee to the parish for the hire of the mortcloth or pall which was draped over the coffin or the body itself for the funeral.

Church registers of baptisms may record the date of birth or the date of baptism or both.If you are certain an event was recorded in a particular parish but none of the search options work, try leaving the forename or surname field blank and selecting the parish/congregation and the year.That way you should be able to view all the baptisms, marriages, burials or other events for that parish/congregation that year and can sort by forename and surname.Of all the events recorded in church registers, those of deaths and burials are acknowledged to be the most sparsely kept.Since there was no requirement to record these, a great many parishes simply did not bother and of those that did, many have not survived.As well as the Church of Scotland, other Presbyterian churches in Scotland kept registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from 1716 onwards.