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: 457
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. Prior to 1747, and again 1756 - 1800, each entry consists of a date and three words, viz. name and surname of father, and baptismal name of child. Mothers' names added after 1800.
M. blank June 1753 - Feb. 1817, but there are entries of Contract Money 1702 - 1743, and 1748 - 1819, mixed up with Mortcloth Dues, etc.
D. Only Mortcloth Dues prior to 1817. Burials after Jan. 1817.
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:
|1040182 Items 1-2
||Session book (includes Marriage proclamations and Mortcloth dues) 1810-1819; Baptisms 1819-1854; Marriages, burials 1820-1854
|1040190 Items 2-4
||Baptisms 1719-1819; Marriages 1719-1753, 1817- 1820; Burials 1817-1820; Session book (includes Marriage proclamations (some years missing) and Mortcloth dues (burial records) after 1714) 1700-1810
|(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 (457/2 & 457/3).
Heritors' Records (HR433) 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:
Strathmiglo Kirk Session
Minutes and accounts, 1719-1747; Baptismal register, 1857-1885; Communion roll, 1863-1946; Congregational Board minutes, 1934-1966; Certificates of proclamations, 1879 and 1886-1887; Minutes, 1863-1879 and 1900-1948; Collections, 1794-1806; Disbursements, 1794-1807; Poor's fund accounts, 1817-1818; Accounts, 1846-1889; Proclamation register, 1855-1907; Banns called, 1866-1889; Miscellaneous documents, 1692-1938; Births and baptisms, 1807-1833; Deacon's court minutes, 1929-1933; Property register, 1956-1890; Church door collections, 1944-1986; Account book, 1903-1941.
Included in the Old Parochial Registers on microfilm and at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh but not online:
- Strathmiglo Kirk Session
At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:
Strathmiglo parish heritors' records
Minutes, 1845-1935; Accounts, 1845-1927; Real rent, 1910-1935; Papers relating to church buildings, 1783-1784.
At the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library:
(in: Auchtermuchty Burgh Records):
Strathmiglo heritors minutes, 1773-1800, 1818-1845.