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Ronald Dempsey

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Ron Report 29 Nov 2002 03:07

Scotland: Statutary Registration began in 1855,(Birth , Marriage, Death certs.) prior to that Old Parochial Records are available. Key elements that are available from stat. certs. Birth:Name of child, name of father and occupation, name of mother and maiden surname and when and where they were married. Marriage has the names ages of the bride and groom and the names and occupation of their fathers and names and amidensurnames of mothers. Death certs name deceased, spouse if applicable, name of the father and occupation (deceased?) and name of the mother and her maiden surname (deceased?) Census as in other parts of Britain are also available. Military records etc. are housed in the PRO. The GRO in Edinburgh houses the above. They have a wonderful site called where you can do research for a reasonable fee, download and print. Latter Day Saint libraries (Family History Centres are quite convenient for most urban areas around the world. Look for one near you at