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Leslie. Fife family records.

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Jack Report 8 Nov 2012 00:56

Hi Does anyone have the e-mail address for a Family history centre in or for Leslie. Fife Scotland.

Thanks in advance
Jack Steele
Ontario, Canada


LadyScozz Report 8 Nov 2012 01:17

Jack - have a look at "Talking Scot" (easy to find on google)

It's a free site, but you have to register to post on the forums.

You'll find lots of links to useful places, and if you can't find what you're looking for, post a message & someone is sure to respond.



mgnv Report 8 Nov 2012 03:16

Found at


Malcolm Report 8 Nov 2012 09:08

Their centre is based in the Public Library at Wellesy Road, Methil. They have some newspaper resources on film and a wealth of books which they have collected. I have their "Pre 1855 Death Index" CD whcih is very useful. I have just joined them and will be at the centre in the next two weeks. PM me if I can do any lookups for you.


Reggie Report 8 Nov 2012 14:50


Whenever you need any info relating to the internet ( or anything else, come to that)..........Google


mgnv Report 8 Nov 2012 20:43 has transcribed 1841 & 1851 for Fife.
However, in 1841, 14 of the 61 parishes are missing (incl Leslie).
Also, there is no CofS burial register for Leslie for 1838-1854.

One can get an 1890s map of Fife (indeed, any Scottish county) showing parishes at:
It's fine at the county scale, but at the parish scale, we need more detail. I think there's a site that overlays parishes on OS maps, but I can't find the one I want.
However, is usable.
Click on a Leslie guess - maybe reset scale at lower left and click again.
You can remove the post code layer, and add the parish layer - the entire parish will fit in at 1:30000 centred on S edge of Balgillie Reservoir.


Jack Report 10 Nov 2012 03:07

Thank you all who reponded to my question
I have been looking for John Steele B approx 1820 for a long time. He worked in Leslie Fife and had 2 sons there. The boys were raisedby a kind woman in Inverkeithing Fife and the parish funded their keep and schooling. One of the boys (john Steele) was my great grand father. I cannot find out what happened to the other son James born 1843 Leslie.
Both parents seemed to have dissappeared between 1845 and 1851 census.

Thanks again

Jack Steele
Ontario, Canada


Malcolm Report 10 Nov 2012 10:31

FYI Jack has sent me the details for this. I'll be checking it out in Edinburgh next week.