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Church History

The medieval church of Auchterderran was granted c1059 to St. Serf's Priory, Loch Leven. Ministry began in 1567 under George Boswell, minister. Throughout its existence as a kirk session, Auchterderran has been within the jurisdiction of Kirkcaldy Presbytery. The Parish church of the modern era was built in 1789, being further extended in 1891. On 2 September 1979 Auchterderran became linked with Kinglassie, followed on 18 September 1991 by being linked with St. Fothad's, Cardenden.
The parish of Lochgelly was established in 1868 when it was disjoined from that of Auchterderran and of Ballingry and erected quoad sacra, a chapel which had been erected at Lochgelly in 1855 became the parish church. The kirk session, which remains active today, sat within the Presbytery of Kirkcaldy, later of Dunfermline and Kinross and, following the restructuring of the Presbyteries in 1976, it became part of the Presbytery of Dunfermline.
Lochgelly Free Church began in 1849 with services in a subscription school. The charge was sanctioned in 1856 and a church building erected the following year. It passed successively to the United Free Church, as Lochgelly Macainsh, and to the Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland charge is in the presbytery of Dunfermline (formerly Dunfermline and Kinross) and was in the synod of Fife until the abolition of synods in 1993.
Lochgelly (Burgher) Associate Congregation originated with a petition to the Burgher Presbytery of Dunfermline for supply of sermon in 1763. The petitioners were from a number of surrounding parishes, but Lochgelly was chosen as the site of the church, from its central location. The first minister was ordained in 1767. It passed successively to United Presbyterian and United Free Churches, in the latter case as Lochgelly Churchmount, and to the Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland charge, which was in the presbytery of Dunfermline and Kinross and the synod of Fife, was dissolved in 1980.
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Church Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

At the ScotlandsPeople Centre, Edinburgh but not online:

At the ScotlandsPeople Centre and on the ScotlandsPeople website: At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, USA, but available on microfilm at LDS Family History Centres around the world:
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Heritors' Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Land & Property

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Occupations

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Parochial Board  /  Parish Council Records

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

At the Local History Department, Dunfermline Carnegie Library:

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School Records

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

Entries less than 50 years old may contain sensitive personal information and are not on open access. If you are a former pupil you are entitled to see your own entry. Please contact the Archivist for further details.
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Taxation

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Town Records

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

At the Local History Department, Dunfermline Carnegie Library:

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Data provided by the  Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)


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