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Dysart Parish Records



Church History

There is more information about some churches on the Kirkcaldy and Abbotshall pages.

An authoritative book is Kirkcaldy's Churches, 1999, Kirkcaldy Civic Society, ISBN 0946294178, available from Fife Family History Society. The much briefer historical notes below were provided by the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN).

The parish of Dysart was a prebend of the Collegiate church of St Mary on the Kirk Heugh at St Andrews. Ministry of the parish is recorded from 1560. A second charge for the parish of Dysart was erected in 1607 and a new parish church built in 1802. Following the union of the Church of Scotland and the United Free church in 1929, the Free Church session of Dysart St Serf's and the parish church congregation, now named Dysart Barony, were united together in 1972. The united session was known as Dysart. Dysart sat within the Presbytery of Kirkcaldy.
Dysart Free Church was formed at the Dissolution, when the minister and a large part of the congregation adhered to the Free Church. A church erected in 1844 was replaced in the 1870s. It passed successively to the United Free Church, as Dysart St Serf's, and to the Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland charge united with Dysart Barony as Dysart in 1972. It was in the presbytery of Kirkcaldy and the synod of Fife.
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Church Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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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Court Records

At the NationalArchives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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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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Taxation

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Town Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

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Voting Registers

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Data provided by the  Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)


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