160,000 Scotland Roman Catholic records added to FindMyPast website


15 June 2020
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St Mary & St Finnan, Glenfinnan
Do you have Roman Catholic ancestors? Explore thousands of new records covering Scottish baptisms, marriages and burials.

Roman Catholic parish baptisms, Scotland

FindMyPast has added almost 69,000 additional records to this collection, covering 11 parishes across Scotland. Baptism records can reveal excellent details for your family tree including:

  • Your ancestors' names
  • Their birth and baptism dates
  • Their parents’ names
  • Where they were baptised

The digitised images of the original records in some case give extra facts about your ancestors such as:

  • The names of their godparents or sponsors
  • Whether they were classed as legitimate or not. If the baptised child's parents were not married, the church listed them as illegitimate
  • Additional remarks about them – this may include notes highlighting if they were converted to or from another religion or when they were confirmed or married

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Roman Catholic marriages, Scotland

New to FindMyPast this week are over 27,000 new marriage records across 11 parishes. Details can include:

  • Your ancestors’ names
  • Their ages and birth years
  • Their spouses' names
  • Where and when they were married
  • Their fathers' names

For the new Catholic additions, check the parish list for details of the new parishes and time frames covered. You'll see them tagged as new on the list.

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Roman Catholic parish burials, Scotland

The Scottish Roman Catholic collection has almost 9,000 new burial records from eight parishes. Burial records provide details on the final resting place of your ancestors, including:

  • Their names
  • Their birth, death and burial dates
  • Their ages when they died
  • Their occupations
  • Where they were buried

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All of the latest additions to FindMyPast's Scottish Roman Catholic parish record collection have been provided by the Catholic National Endowment Trust Charity No. SCO 16650 (known as The Bishops' Conference of Scotland) and form part of the Catholic Heritage Archive.

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