Monday 30 January 2012

Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae improved on Internet Archive

The Internet Archive ( has new digitised images of the Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae on its site, sourced from Princeton Theological Seminary. The Fasti volumes record biographical summaries of the careers of each of the ministers of the established Church of Scotland from the Reformation of 1560 onwards. Direct links are as follows:

Vol 1: Synod of Lothian & Tweeddale

Vol 2: Synods of Merse & Teviotdale, Dumfries & Galloway

Vol 3: Synod of Glasgow and Ayr

Vol 4: Synods of Argyll and of Perth & Stirling

Vol 5: Synods of Fife and of Angus & Mearns

Vol 6: Synods of Aberdeen and of Moray

Vol 7: Synods of Ross, Sutherland & Caithness, Glenelg, Orkney and of Shetland, the Church in England, Ireland and Overseas

The site has previously hosted versions of the Fasti, though one in particular, Volume 5, was so poorly digitised that it was illegible, so these are a welcome addition. Copies are also available on Ancestry (, though whilst these were a considerable improvement on the original copies on the Internet Archive, this new collection is equally as good, if not better, and completely free to access.

(With thanks to Simon Fowler)



  1. Chris, I may have missed a much earlier post about Fasti, but I don't see Inverness mentioned here. A volume not yet digitised? Not available at all?
    - Brenda

  2. Inverness was in the Synod of Moray, so is in Volume 6 - see page 445.


  3. PS: that's for the Presbytery of Inverness - for the parish, see p.454!

  4. I am looking for an ancestor, Charles James French Davie who was born 1864. I believe that he may have travelled from the UK to the US in the early 1900s and was a Reverend. He attended the Dollar Academy in Scotland in the years 1881-1883.

    Can you help?

  5. There is now a digital Index to Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae here:

  6. Thanks, that looks a useful resource - will post sepaartely about it.