13 June 2020

Findmypast Focus on Scotland

Updates this week, to be served with haggis, neeps and tatties - optional whisky sauce.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms
Almost 69,000 additional records to this collection, with images, covering:

Dumbarton, St Patrick; Duntocher, St Mary; Glasgow, Bridgeton, Sacred Heart; Helensburgh,St Paul of the Cross; Renton, St Martin.

Haddingtonshire (East Lothian)
Dunbar, Our Lady of the Waves

Glasgow parishes of St Joseph; St Mark; Good Shepherd; St Aloysius; St Agnes; St Michael.

Expect to find: names, birth and baptism dates, parents’ names, where baptized. In the linked images find: names of godparents or sponsors; legitimate or not; and additional remarks.

The collection total is now 923,358 records.

Scotland Roman Catholic Marriages
Over 27,000 new marriage records.

Dumbarton, St Patrick; Glasgow, Bridgeton, Sacred Heart; Renton, St Martin.

Glasgow parishes of St Joseph, St Mark, St Aloysius, St Ninian, St Agnes, St Michael.

Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)
Winchburgh, St Philomena

Expect to find: names, ages and birth years, spouses' names, where and when married, fathers' names and additional detail in images.

The collection total is now 432,059 records.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Burials
Nearly 9,000 burial records providing details on the final resting place including: names, birth, death and burial dates, age when died, occupations, where buried. Parishes added are:

Glasgow, Bridgeton Sacred Heart

Croy, Holy Cross; Glasgow, Carntyne, St Mark; Glasgow, Dalbeth, Good Shepherd; Glasgow, Garrethill St Aloysius; Glasgow, Knightswood, St Ninian; Glasgow, Parkhead, St Michael; Glasgow, Riddrie, St Thomas.

The collection total is now 324,571 records.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Congregational Records
Congregational records include registers of confirmations and communion recipients, as well as parish lists, seat rentals, and lists of people who converted to Catholicism. Parishes added are:

Dumbarton, St Patrick; Glasgow, Bridgeton, Sacred Heart;  Helensburgh, St Joseph.


Coatbridge, St Patrick; Glasgow, St Joseph; Glasgow, Carntyne, St Mark; Glasgow, Dalbeth, Good Shepherd; Glasgow, Garrethill, St Aloysius; Glasgow, Lambhill, St Agnes; Glasgow, Parkhead St Michael, Glasgow, Riddrie, St Thomas.

The digitized image of the record will usually provide facts such as the names of confirmation sponsors or the location of seat rental.

The collection total is now 511,708 records.

Findmypast's list of all the parishes in the Scotland Roman Catholic collection includes detail on county, place, parish, diocese, start year, end year, and record count. There's more to come in this collection.

Scotland, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Electoral Registers 1864-1931
Published as searchable PDF documents, over a million names are added to this collection in partnership with the British Library. Compiled annually, expect to find:
Names and addresses
A description of the property
Their occupations or ages (sometimes)
The names and addresses of their landlords.
Scotland BillionGraves Cemetery Index
More than 59,000 Scottish records added from BillionGraves, now with 354,742 Scottish entries.

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