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Old Parish Registers

 

For members of the Church of Scotland, church registers of baptisms, marriages and burials survive, often from late 16th and the 17th or 18th centuries. Adherents of the various Scottish Secession Churches are seldom included in these registers. Generally they contain births and/or christenings, marriages, deaths and/or burials although often entries were poorly recorded.


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Index to Old Parish Registers

 

The Index to the Old Parish Registers (The County Index) is a surnames index to marriages and christenings, in two separate files, in the 900 or so parishes within Scotland. Dates range from 1553 to 1854 depending on the parish. The index sometimes indicates the exact frame number for the entry sought allowing speedy access to the full details in the (OPR). Indexes to all or selected counties in Scotland are held at various locations:-

The Family History Centres (All)

History and Glasgow Rooms at the Mitchell Library (All)

General Register Office for Scotland (All)

Glasgow Genealogy Centre (All)

Scottish Genealogy Society Library (All)

Carnegie Library (Ayrshire)

The Dick Institute (Ayrshire)

The Baird Institute (Ayrshire)

Marr Education Resource Centre (Ayrshire)

Local History Library Ardrossan holds ( Argyll, Ayrshire, Bute, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire)

online at www.scotlanspeople.gov.uk  for a small fee


David Wills has an excellent website containing details of the Births,

Marriages and Deaths information available together with Film Numbers

at the LDS Centres.

CLICK HERE to open up a new window with these pages on David's website.

Ayrshire OPR Microfiche

Ayrshire OPR Films

 


Sources of Early Parish Registers

 

Microfilm copies of the registers are held at various locations.

History and Glasgow Rooms at the Mitchell Library holds the registers for Glasgow and for the parishes of Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire.

Glasgow City Archives hold registers for Argyll and Bute.

The Dick Institute holds all Ayrshire Parishes.

The Baird Institute holds selected Ayrshire Parishes.

 

Ardrossan Local History Library holds the following Old Parish Registers:-

 

Parish Records Held Dates OPR Ref No
Ardrossan Births 1734-1819 576/1
    1843-1854 576/3
  Marriages 1734-1819 576/1
    1820-1843 576/2
    1843-1854 576/3
  Index 1843/1854 576/4
Arran-Kilmory Births 1701-1819 554/1
    1732-1819 554/1
    1820-1854 554/3
  Marriages 1701-1819 554/1
    1732-1819 554/2
    1820-1854 554/3
Arran-Kilbride Births 1723-1819 553/1
(see Cumbries)   1820-1854 553/2
  Marriages 1723-1819 553/1
    1820-1854 553/2
Beith Births 1659-1819 581/1
    1701-1819 581/2
    1820-1854 581/3
  Marriages 1659-1819 581/1
    1820-1854 581/4
  Deaths 1659-1819 581/1
Comonell Births 1759-1822 582/1
    1820-1854 582/2
  Marriages 1820-1854 582/2
Cumbries Births 1730-1819 552/1
(includes Millport and   1820-1854 552/2
Kilbride, Arran) Marriages 1730-1819 552/1
    1820-1854 552/2
Dalry Births 1679-1756 587/1
    1757-1819 587/2
    1820-1854 587/3
  Marriages 1679-1756 587/1
    1757-1819 587/2
    1820-1854 587/3
Dalrymple Births 1699-1787 588/1
    1787-1820 588/2
    1820-1854 588/3
  Marriages 1699-1787 588/1
    1787-1820 588/2
    1820-1854 588/3
  Deaths 1699-1787 588/1
    1787-1820 588/2
    1820-1854 588/3
Dreghorn Births 1749-1822 589/1
    1820-1854 589/2
  Marriages 1749-1822 589/1
    1820-1854 589/2
Dundonald Births 1673-1820 590/1
  Marriages 1676-1820 590/2
  Deaths 1676-1820 590/3
Irvine Births 1687-1788 595/1
    1789-1819 595/2
    1820-1854 595/4
  Marriages 1721-1819 595/3
    1820-1854 595/4
  Deaths 1721-1819 595/3
Kilbirnie Births 1688-1819 596/1
    1820-1854 596/2
  Marriages 1688-1819 596/1
    1820-1854 596/2
  Deaths 1688-1819 596/1
    1820-1854 596/2
Kilmarnock Marriages 1829-1847 597/11
    1847-1854 597/12
Kilmaurs Births 1688-1820 598/1
    1820-1854 598/2
  Marriages 1688-1820 598/1
    1820-1854 598/2
  Deaths 1688-1820 598/1
Kilwinning Births 1669-1727 599/1
    1728-1819 599/2
    1820-1854 599/4
  Marriages 1669-1727 599/1
    1728-1819 599/3
    1820-1854 599/4
Largs Births 1723-1820 602/1
    1820-1854 602/3
  Marriages 1723-1784 602/1
    1785-1819 602/2
    1820-1854 602/3
  Deaths 1723-1820 602/1
    1823-1854 602/4
Stevenston Births 1700-1819 615/1
    1820-1854 615/3
    1820-1854 615/4
  Marriages 1700-1820 615/2
    1820-1854 615/3
  Deaths 1700-1820 615/2
    1820-1849 615/5
West Kilbride Births 1619-1804 620/1
    1693-1819 620/2
    1820-1854 620/3
  Marriages 1693-1819 620/2
    1820-1854 620/3
  Deaths 1693-1819 620/2

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

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