Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Scottish Roman Catholic Parish Records

Today the digitised parish records of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland went on line at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/.

About 700 have survived,the earliest from 1703. Births,baptisms,confirmations,deaths,burials,seat rents etc are recorded. Due to persecution many Catholic registers do not start until the late 1790s. The next long awaited digitisation expected soon will be the Session records of the Church of Scotland.


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