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: 437
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 till June 1777. Blank July 1710 - Nov. 1711, Oct. 1718 - Nov. 1721, and 1727 - Jan. 1730. Leaves prior to 1727 imperfect.
B. separately recorded after 1777. Mothers' names not inserted till Jan. 1730.
M. blank June 1777 - March 1817. There is, however, a separate Record of Contract Dues 1749 - 1819, which is blank Jan. 1778 - Nov. 1780. The fact of Marriage is frequently omitted from the entries of Contract after 1754, in the regular Record.
D. (Mortcloth Dues.) Blank Feb. 1819 - 1837, after which date Deaths.
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:
|1040165 Item 3
||Baptisms, 1706-1821; Marriages, 1706-1777; Session book (includes Marriage proclamations and Mortcloth dues [burial records]), 1735-1798.
|1040166 Items 1 - 2
||Session book (includes Marriage proclamations, Mortcloth dues), 1799-1819; Baptisms, 1817-1854; Marriages, 1817-1857; Burials, 1831-1854.
|(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.
Some of the OPR entries can be searched on the FreeREG site.
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 (437/1).
Heritors' Records (HR524) 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:
Kilmany Kirk Session
Minutes, 1696-1774, 1792-1803, 1813-1821, 1831-1834, 1837-1846 and 1853-1934; Collections and disbursements, 1780-1828; Communion roll, 1859-1862 and 1913-1949; Register of marriages and baptisms, 1706-1725 and 1730-1894; Register of proclamations, 1894-1966.
Included in the Old Parochial Registers on microfilm and at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh but not online:
Kilmany Kirk Session
At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:
Kilmany parish heritors' records
Minutes, 1837-1929 (including Kirk Session and Parochial Board minutes, 1837-1907); Accounts, 1867-1929; Cash book, 1901-1929; Papers relating to buildings, 1861-1926; Papers relating to transference to Church of Scotland, 1925-1929; Letter books, 1900-1934.