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Dalgety Parish Records - work in progress



Church History

The original church of Dalgety, the ruins of which still remain standing today, was dedicated to St Bridget and record of the church's existence dates back as far as the year 1178. The St Bridget's church remained in use for worship until the early 19th cent when, due to having fallen into a state of repair no longer considered safe, a new church was erected to replace the ancient building. In 1940, as a result of dwindling numbers within the parish, Dalgety became a linked charge with Aberdour St Fillan's however in 1965 the first houses of the new settlement at Dalgety bay were constructed and the link with Aberdour was dissolved, leaving Dalgety Parish restored once more to full status. As the population of the new town began to expand, the old Dalgety Church became too small and expensive to maintain and so a new parish church was erected in the centre of the town, in 1981. The kirk session sat within the Presbytery of Dunfermline, later of Dunfermline and Kinross and, following the restructuring of the presbyteries in 1976, it became part of the Presbytery of Dunfermline once more.
A church was built at Mossgreen in 1852 which in 1860 was granted status as a chapel-of-ease. The parish of Mossgreen was subsequently disjoined, quoad sacra, from Aberdour, Dalgety, Inverkeithing and Dunfermline in 1879, with the chapel-of-ease, which had been enlarged two years prior, becoming the Parish Church of Mossgreen. In 1948 Mossgreen established a union with the former United Free Church congregation of Crossgates, under the name of Mossgreen and Crossgates, after the union both churches continued in use alternately and united charge was linked with Cowdenbeath West in 1986. The session of Cowdenbeath Trinity was later formed in 1998 when Mossgreen and Crossgates with Cowdenbeath West united with Cowdenbeath Cairns. The kirk session sat with in the Presbytery of Dunfermline, later of Dunfermline and Kinross and, following the restructuring of the Presbyteries in 1976, it became part of the Presbytery of Dunfermline once again.
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Church Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

Included in the Old Parochial Registers on microfilm and at the ScotlandsPeople Centre, Edinburgh but not online:

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

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Occupations

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Parochial Board  /  Parish Council Records

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

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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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Voting Registers

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Data provided by the  Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)


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