600,000+ Scottish baptism, marriage, burial and congregational registers added to Catholic Heritage Archive


04 June 2021
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St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow
FindMyPast has today (4 June) announced the addition of 646,933 new registers to its exclusive Catholic Heritage Archive.

Only available to search on FindMyPast, the majority of these records cover the Archdiocese of Glasgow. This includes:

What information is included?

Each record includes both a transcript and scanned colour image of the original document. The amount of information listed in the records may vary, although most results will reveal key biographical details as well as the date, parish, and location of the event that was being recorded.

Baptisms will reveal the names of godparents and parents, enabling you to uncover details of previous generations as well as the identities of family friends or relatives. Marriages will provide the name of your ancestor’s spouse, father and witnesses while burials allow you to discover the final resting place of your ancestors, their age at death, marital status and in some cases even cause of death.

Congregational records are packed with other facts surrounding your ancestor’s relationship with the church such as details of their confirmation, first confession or even the location of their seat rental. 

Explore the records

Visit the Scottish Catholic parish list for precise details on the churches and timeframes covered by each update.

As many of the original registers were written in Latin, FindMyPast have applied a Latin dictionary to the name search field. This gives their search the capability to search for the English and Latin versions of a name when the name variants option is selected.

n.b.: Records available to FindMyPast subscribers. Many record libraries and record offices offer their users free access to FindMyPast and FindMyPast also offer a free trial to new users.