Sunday, 25 June 2017

More Presbyterian kirk records join ScotlandsPeople

The ScotlandsPeople website ( is adding more dissenting Presbyterian records to its site tomorrow (Monday 26th June), including 20,255 births and baptisms (1744-1855), 10,368 marriages and proclamations (1729-1855) and 5,422 death and burial records (1783-1855).

There is no information as yet as to which churches will be represented, other than Martyr's Reformed Presbyterian Church in Edinburgh (NRS: CH3/1198), from which an example has been drawn for the website's own news announcement at

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