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Parish Registers were instigated by Cromwell from 1538, recording every wedding, baptism and burial. There are gaps in the records for a variety of reasons, such as the civil war, but these records are a prime source for building family trees. From 1597 a copy of the records had to be made and sent to the Bishop. Sometimes the Bishops' Transcript may contain more information than the original, so it can often be worthwhile tracking down both. For more information on Parish Registers there is a brief history on the Wikipedia Parish Register page.

After 1837 Civil Registration was introduced and the Local BMD and GRO BMD records become the primary source.

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Classification:Baptisms, Births, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Family Search Records Collection
Link:Family Search Records Collection
Description:Family Search Records Collection - Scottish Data
Extra Info:Check the coverage for areas covered so far.
Classification:Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Marriage Registers for Gretna Green, Scotland
Link:Marriage Registers for Gretna Green, Scotland, 1794-1895
Description:Marriage Registers for Gretna Green, Scotland, 1794-1895
Classification:GRO BMD, Banns, Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Scotland's People
Link:Scotland's People
Description:Scotland's People
Extra Info:Official Government Source of genealogical data for Scotland.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Scottish Genealogy Databases
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20080602101740/http://w...
Description:Scottish Genealogy Databases
Extra Info:The site is no longer running but is archived. Also includes surname specific databases. If the site doesn't load clicking on the word impatient often works.
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Scottish Indexes - Helping you trace your Scottish family tree
Link:http://scottishindexes.co.uk/
Description:Non-OPR Births/Baptisms, Banns/Marriages and Deaths/Burials, 1841, 1851, 1861 Census indexes
Extra Info:Full details of the coverage can be found on their Record Sets page.

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