Scotland Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
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Record Description
Record Type Births and Baptisms
Collection years 1564-1950
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What is in This Collection?

This collection is an index for the years 1564 to 1950. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

  • The name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of christening
  • Names of the parents

Collection Content

Sample of indexed information

Agnes Glen Scotland Births and Baptisms
Name Agnes Glen
Gender Female
Birth Date 04 Jul 1881
Birthplace New Monkland Landward, Lanark, Scotland
Father's Name James Glen
Mother's Name Janet Fotheringham Glen

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Date range for the record

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

Finding Sources for Scotland Births and Baptisms

For help in finding sources for Scotland Births and Baptisms using Microfilm 6,035,516, click [here]

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Record Finder

Consult the Scotland Record Finder to find other records

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 15 May 2018. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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