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: 425
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 throughout. Record blank (exc. one entry of B.) Nov. 1646 - Feb. 1648, also June 1692 - Sept. 1694.
D. (Deaths and Burials.) No entry for 1797. Only one entry Nov. 1811 - March 1813.
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:
|1040107 Item 4
||Baptisms, 1643-1690; Marriages, 1643-1689
|1040108 Items 1 - 3
||Baptisms, Marriages, 1689-1855; Burials, 1750-1854
|(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. Some Kirk Session material is to be found in the OPR records (425/1).
Heritors' Records (HR64) 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:
Dunino Kirk Session
Minutes, 1647-1805 and 1848-1948; Collections and disbursements, 1805-1874; Baptisms, 1857-1866; Proclamations and marriages, 1860-1977; Communion roll, 1864-1874 and 1898-1992; Record apart (discipline), 1911-1925; Inventory of property, 1960-1984; Property register, 1964-1991; Envelope containing notebook and miscellaneous modern documents, including newspaper cuttings; Plan of Dunino church, 18th-19th cent.
Included in the Old Parochial Registers on microfilm and at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh but not online:
Dunino Kirk Session
Collections and a few Minutes 1643-1646
At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:
Dunino parish heritors' records
Minutes, 1819-1928; Cash book, 1856-1927; Papers relating to transference to Church of Scotland, 1926-1928; Plans of church and manse, 1927.