General Register Office Of " SCOTLAND "
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General Register Office of Scotland
New Register House in Edinburgh holds all the "hatches, matches and despatches" for the whole of Scotland. The births, marriages and deaths are on a computerised database and copies of all the church parish records have been microfilmed and are available there for research. A fully searchable on-line index of these records is available at ScotlandsPeople. The records available are the indexes of births/baptisms and banns/marriages from 1553 to 1902, births from 1553-1904, and marriages from 1553 to 1854 (all based on the surviving Old Parish Registers and Statutory records), indexes to the Statutory Registers of deaths for 1855 to 1929 and an index to census records for 1881, 1891 and 1901 (with images of actual pages for 1891 and 1901). One additional year of births/deaths/marriage index data is added per annum. See the Web site for current charges and dates.
The franchise for this data used to be held by Scottish Origins and they still offering a service providing much of the information hitherto available, plus a new "Sighting" service giving access to original documents.
The General Register Office not only provides up to date statistics about births, marriages, divorce and deaths and Census Records but also the most frequently used Popular Forenames in Scotland and also a report on the most frequently found Surnames in Scotland over the last 140 years.
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