Thousands of new Scottish family history records added to FindMyPast genealogy database


09 September 2019
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Thousands of records relating to Roman Catholic baptisms, marriages, confirmations and conversions have been added to the FindMyPast genealogy website.

Thousands of records relating to Roman Catholic baptisms, marriages, confirmations and conversions have been added to the FindMyPast genealogy website.

Scottish Roman Catholic Parish baptisms

Over 236,000 additional records covering 146 parishes and more than three centuries have been added to the collection of Scottish Catholic baptisms.

Each result includes both a transcript and an image of the original document that will reveal a combination of your ancestor’s birth date, baptism date, baptism place and parents' names. Images may also reveal the names of godparents or sponsors as well as additional comments.

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Scottish Roman Catholic parish marriages

A further 129,000 Scottish Catholic marriages are also available to search.

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These transcripts and images reveal when and where your ancestor was married as well as the names of their spouse and father. Images will often reveal additional details such as the names of witnesses and couple’s residences.

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Scottish Roman Catholic parish burials

Discover where your Catholic ancestors were laid to rest with over 16,000 additional burial records.

These cover 124 parishes across the country. As well as birth year, death date, burial date and location, images may reveal their marital status, cause of death or additional comments.

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Scottish Roman Catholic parish congregational records

Finally, afurther 114,000 congregational records are now available to search.

Covering all eight Scottish Catholic dioceses, this collection includes registers of confirmations and communion recipients, as well as parish lists, seat rentals, and lists of people who converted to Catholicism.

You can search any of the above resources without charge and then will require a subscription to FindMyPast to view the results and explore the records.

Image shows St Margaret's in Lerwick and is copyright Ruth Sharville