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Fife Old Parish Registers & Censuses - Reference Numbers

This table gives the reference numbers used by the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh when referring to the pre-1855 Old Parish Registers (OPRs) and the censuses for the Fife parishes. The numbers are also used on the microfilms used in libraries and the LDS Family History Centres.

The numbers are for Parishes up to 1854 and for Registration Districts from 1855 onwards.

The 1841 and 1851 censuses were organised on a parish basis. The census reference number will be the same as the Old Parish Register (OPR) reference number.

In 1855 Registration Districts were created, initially with the same reference numbers as the parishes. However the registration districts and their numbers changed frequently as the towns grew. The parish pages give the registration districts which covered the area of each parish over the years.

From 1861, censuses were organised on a registration district basis. Because there were some differences between the two different administrative areas, some addresses will therefore appear in a different area, under a different reference number, from one census to another. Differences are noted in the table below and on the relevant parish pages.

Parish Parish reference numbers for: Registration district reference numbers for:
OPRs and 1841 / 1851 censuses 1861 census 1871 census 1881 / 1891 censuses 1901 census 1911 census
Abbotshall 399 399, part in 442 399, part in 442 included with Kirkcaldy 442 included with Kirkcaldy 442 included with Kirkcaldy 442
Abdie 400 400, part in 423 400, part in 423 400, part in 423 400 400
Aberdour 401 401 401 401 401 401
Abernethy (the part in Fife) 326 (Perthshire) 326 (Perthshire) 326 (Perthshire) 326 (Perthshire) all now in 326 (Perthshire) all now in 326 (Perthshire)
Anstruther Easter 402 402 402 402 402 402
Anstruther Wester 403 403 403 403 403 403, part in 417
Arngask 404 404 404 404 328c (Perthshire) 328c (Perthshire)
Auchterderran 405 405 405 405 405 Auchterderran 405/1; Lochgelly 405/2
Auchtermuchty 406 406 406 406 406 406
Auchtertool 407 407 407 407 407 407
Ballingry 408 408 408 408 408 Lochore 408/1; Lumphinnans 408/2
Balmerino 409 409 409 409 409 409
Beath 410 410 410 410 410 Cowdenbeath 410/1; Kelty 410/2
Burntisland 411 411 411 411 411 411
Cameron 412 412 412 412 412 412
Carnbee 413 413 413 413 413 413
Carnock 414 414 414 414 414 414
Ceres 415 415 415 415 415 415
Collessie 416 416 416 416 416 416
Crail 417 417 417 417, part in 425 417, part in 425 417, part in 425
Creich 418 418 418 418 418a 418a
Culross 343 (Perthshire) 343 (Perthshire) 343 (Perthshire) 343 (Perthshire) 418b 418b
Cults 419 419 419 419 419 419
Cupar 420 420 420 420 420 420
Dairsie 421 421 421 421 421 421
Dalgety 422 422 422 422 422 422
Dunbog 423 423 423 423 423 423
Dunfermline 424 Dunfermline Burgh 424/1;
Dunfermline Landward 424/2, part in 432
Dunfermline Burgh 424/1;
Dunfermline Landward 424/2, part in 432
424, part in 432 424 424
Dunino 425 425 425 425 425 425
Dysart 426 426 426 426 426 426; see also Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall 442
Elie 427 427 427 427 427 427
Falkland 428 428 428 428 428 428
Ferryport on Craig 429 429 429 429 429 429
Flisk 430 430, part in 423 430, part in 423 430, part in 423 430, part in 423 430, part in 423
Forgan 431 431 431 431 431 431
Inverkeithing 432 432, part in 424 432, part in 424 432, part in 424 432 432
Kemback 433 433 433 433 433 433
Kennoway 434 434 434 434 434 434
Kettle 435 435 435 435 435 435
Kilconquhar 436 436 436 436 436 436
Kilmany 437 437 437 437 437 437
Kilrenny 438 438 438, part in 402 438, part in 402 438, part in 402 438, part in 402
Kinghorn 439 439, part in 442 439, part in 442 439, part in 442 439, part in 442 439, part in 442
Kinglassie 440 440 440 440 440 440
Kingsbarns 441 441 441 441 441 441
Kirkcaldy 442 442 442 Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall 442 Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall 442 Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall 442, part in 426 Dysart, part in 457b Thornton
Largo 443 443 443 443 443 443
Leslie 444 444 444 444 444 444
Leuchars 445 445 445 445 445 445
Logie 446 446 446 446 446 446
Markinch 447 447 447 447 Markinch 447/1;
Windygates 447/2
Markinch 447/1;
Windygates 447/2; part in Thornton 457b
Monimail 448 448 448 448 448 448
Moonzie 449 449 449 449 449 449
Newburgh 450 450 450 450 450 450
Newburn 451 451 451 451 451 451
Pittenweem 452 452 452 452 452 452
Saline 455 455 455 455 455 455
Scoonie 456 456 456 456 456 456
St Andrews & St Leonards 453 453 453 453 453 453
St Monans 454 454 454 454 454 454
Strathmiglo 457 457 457 457 457 457a
Torryburn 458 458 458 458 458a 458a
Tulliallan 397 (Perthshire) 397 (Perthshire) 397 (Perthshire) 397 (Perthshire) 458b 458b
Wemyss 459 459 459 Wemyss 459/1;
Buckhaven 459/2
Wemyss 459/1;
Buckhaven 459/2
Wemyss 459/1;
Buckhaven 459/2