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Sources for Research in Scottish Genealogy:
Parish and Other Registers

Compiled by Judith P. Reid



Parish registers are church records that document births, marriages, and deaths. Few Scottish parish registers have been published. Unpublished Scottish parish registers are at the New Register House, Princes Street, Edinburgh 1, Scotland. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

                 
1.	Bloxham, V. Ben.
	Key to the parochial registers of Scotland : from earliest times
	through 1854 / compiled by V. Ben Bloxham, in consulation with
	Derek F. Metcalfe. -- 2nd ed. -- Provo, Utah : Stevenson's
	Genealogical Center, 1979, c1970. -- vi, 212 p.
							Z5313.G7 B57 1979
	
	Based on the Detailed list of the old parochial registers of
	Scotland, 1872.

2.	Cowan, Ian Borthwick.
	The parishes of medieval Scotland / by Ian B. Cowan. -- Edinburgh
	: Scottish Record Society, 1967. -- xv, 226 p. -- (Scottish
	Record Society. Publications ; v. 93)            
							CS460.S4 vol. 93

3.	Escott, Anne.
	Census returns and old parochial registers on microfilm : a
	directory of public library holdings in the west of Scotland /
	compiled by Anne Escott ; with parish atlas by J. Scott Fairie.
	-- Rev. ed. -- [Glasgow] : Glasgow District Libraries,
	Publications Board, 1986. -- 64 p. : maps.
							Z5313.G7 S363 1986

4.	Scotland. General Registry Office of Births, Deaths and
	Marriages.
	Detailed list of the old parochial registers of Scotland. --
	Edinburgh : printed by Murray and Gibb for the Registrar-General
	of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1872. -- 144 p.
							CD1098.A2 A2

	Also published in National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
	-- Vol. 44-45 (1955-1956).
	
	Lists parish registers at New Register House, Edinburgh.

5.	Scotland. General Registry Office of Births, Deaths and
	Marriages.
	A guide to the public records of Scotland deposited in H.M.
	General Register House, Edinburgh / by M. Livingstone. --
	Edinburgh : H.M. General Register House, 1905. -- xxvii, 233 p.
							CD1072.A3

	Updated in Scottish Historical Review. -- Vol. 26 (1946) and
	annually through 1975.

6.	Scotland. Record Office.
	Index to register of deeds preserved in H.M. General Register
	House. -- Edinburgh : H.M. Stationery Off., 1915-
							CD1076 1915 

	From 1915 to the present the Scottish Record Ofice has
	published two index series: deeds and sasines. For a list of
	indexes to these records in the Scottish Record Office,
	Historical Search Room, see Scottish Record Office Leaflet No.
	19.

7.	Scottish Record Office.
	Index to Secretary's and particular registers of sasines for
	sheriffdoms of Inverness, Ross, Cromarty and Sutherland preserved
	in H.M. General Register House. -- Edinburgh, : H.M.S.O., 1966- 
	-- v.<1,2>. -- (Its Indexes ; no. 61)        CD1076 1915 no. 61

	Contents: v. 1. 1606-1608, 1617-1660 -- v. 2. 1661-1721 --  

	Sasines record seventeenth-century city or sheriffdom land
	ownership.
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