Scotland:- Civil Registration
- Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths began in Scotland on 1st January
1855. For details of these and other records held at the
in Edinburgh, see the GRO tutorial. Copies of
post-1855 civil registration certificates are also held at local registrars'
offices across Scotland. A list of addresses for these is contained in
The Parishes, Registers & Registrars of Scotland
edited by S.M.Spiers and published by the
Scottish Association of Family
- GRO and OPR indexes have been online since 6th April 1998. Indexes are available
for births or christenings 1553 to 1905, marriages 1553 to 1930, and deaths 1855 to
1955. (Those are dates as at Jan 2006 - a later year is added each year).
For further information please see
- David Wills has provided a listing of
and Microfilm numbers - Birth, Marriage and Death Records in Scotland.
- An example of an 1828 Certificate of Proclamation
- Wayne McKirdy
has compiled an Analytical Index to the Statutory Registers of
Death for Bute, Clackmannan, Kinross, Peebles and Sutherland over the years 1855-1875,
and for Lanark 1855-1857 and Selkirk 1855-1859.
The index includes most
details given in the registers for ALL deaths in that period.