Sunday, 31 July 2016

Scottish Borders nonconformist indexes join Ancestry

Ancestry ( has added third party web indexes to its site linking to three datasets of Scottish nonconformist records (i.e. non-Church of Scotland), created by Graham and Emma Maxwell, and mostly from the Borders area.

The collections are:

Web: Scotland, Non-OPR Births and Baptisms Index, 1666-1874

Web: Scotland, Non-OPR Banns and Marriages Index, 1656-1875

Web: Scotland, Non-OPR Deaths and Burials Index, 1673-1855

The datasets redirect to the couple's Scottish Indexes website at - details of areas covered by these collections is available at

NB: Further information on Scottish church records, from the established church and the nonconformist denominations, is available in my book Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), available for sale in a print edition in Canada and Australia (see

The books is also available worldwide via Genealogy e-Books at


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

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