Saturday, 29 November 2014

Findmypast Scottish Parish Transcripts

Sourced from the Family History Library, Findmypast's weekly Friday additions include:

  • Scotland Births and Baptisms 1564-1950 containing over 9.3 million records;
  • Scotland Marriages 1561-1910 with over 4.1 million records. 

These are not comprehensive, some places are not covered and the date range varies from place to place. Lanarkshire, historically the most populous county, has 1,245,074 births and baptisms and 651,729 marriages. Ayrshire has 554,951 births and baptisms and 253,153 marriages while Caithness has 80,820 births and baptisms and 37,285 marriages

Baptisms list the full names of both parents including the mother’s maiden name

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