The original Old Parish Registers (of baptisms / births, proclamations / marriages, and deaths / burials) of the Church of Scotland, which cover the years up to 1854, are held in the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, and they can all be consulted there at the National Records of Scotland. The baptisms / births, proclamations / marriages and deaths / burials indexes can be searched at the ScotlandsPeople website. Copies of the register entries may be purchased.
Parish reference number: 418
The Old Parish Registers (OPRs) span the following dates (although there are gaps within these ranges):
||Births / baptisms
||Proclamations / marriages
||Deaths / burials / mortcloths
|(Data supplied by the National Records of Scotland)
The Detailed List of the Old Parochial Registers of Scotland, published 1872, provides this information about the content of the OPRs, including the gaps within them:
B. and M. intermixed 1694 - Dec. 1711, and Jan. 1720 - Nov. 1806. Entries prior to 1703 irregular. Only one entry of B. Aug. 1704 - June 1706. Mothers' names not recorded in entries of B. till Dec. 1743. Only one entry of M. July 1783 - Nov. 1785. There are also separate Records of B. and M. commencing 1797.
D. Burials intermixed with B. and M. Oct. 1783 - Sept. 1794, then blank till April 1817, after which a separate Record of Deaths and Burials.
Copies of the registers on microfilm may be consulted in some local libraries and at LDS Family Search Centres around the world. The indexes to baptisms / births and proclamations / marriages can also be searched on the LDS Family Search website or on the IGI on microfiche in local libraries.
LDS Library Film Numbers:
|1040099 Item 4
||Baptisms, Marriages, 1694-1819; Burials, 1783-1794, 1817-1820.
|1040100 Item 1
||Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 1820-1854.
|(Data provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
Deaths / burials are listed on Fife Family History Society's Pre-1855 Fife Deaths CD.
Further information on the main Fife page.
Kirk Session records are held at the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library, with digital copies at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Heritors' Records (HR273) are at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh.
At the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library, with digital copies of the earlier volumes at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:
Creich Kirk Session
Minutes, 1693-1743 and 1835-1941; Register of baptisms, 1668-1884; Burials, 1783-1854; Register of marriages, 1668-1854; Proclamations, 1855-1879; Collections and disbursements, 1749-1922; Parochial board minutes, 1845-1896; Miscellaneous documents, 1686-1976.
At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:
Creich parish heritors' records
Minutes and cash book, 1793-1851, 1854-1931; Receipt from Church of Scotland trustees, 1927.
Records for other churches are held at the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library.
Some of the pre-1855 baptism and marriage registers have been transcribed and published.
At the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library:
Creich and Flisk Free and United Free Kirk Session
Minutes, 1885-1925; Deacon's court minutes, 1849-1929; Communion roll, 1901-1930; Register of members and adherents, 1885-1893; Baptismal register, 1843-1886; Marriage register, 1843-1872 (also contains notes by J W Taylor and baptismal register, Grangemouth, 1839-1843); Formulae for elders and deacons, 1866-1922.
A transcript of the Free Church baptisms 1843-1854, has been published by the Fife Family History Society Baptismal Registers No. 1 and is also available on CD. These baptisms together with the marriages 1843-1854 are also available on the Records pages of their website.
The Creich page of the LDS Family Search Research Wiki has more information about church history and records.