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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Scotland



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• 1500s-1900s: Scotland Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919
Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977
United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933



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• 1500s-1900s: Scotland Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910
Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919
Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988
United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices



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• 1600s-1900s: Scotland Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919
Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 (includes deaths)
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988
Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977 (includes deaths)
United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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