Saturday, 22 June 2019

Scottish nonconformist records added to FamilySearch

FamilySearch ( has added a new collection to its site of interest to those carrying out Scottish research:

Scotland Presbyterian & Protestant Church Records, 1736-1990

Records of Free, United Presbyterian, United Free and Other Protestant Churches in Scotland from 1736-1990 originally filmed at the National Archives of Scotland, CH3 series.

The collection is noted as having 109,010 records, but there is no indication of which parishes are included as yet. Many nonconformist records have been previously been sourced by FamilySearch through its IGI and British Isles Vital Records Collections, which are now included in its Scottish births and baptism and marriage databases, but it is unclear if this was the source or if there has been a separate filming.

The indexes are free to search, and images of the records are available for those who can sign in to as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who have access to a FamilySearch family history center, or access to a FamilySearch affiliate library.

Information on the various churches that split from the Kirk can be found at the top of this page in my section on Kirk History, directly accessible at


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