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== Description of Record ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
This index is an electronic index for the years 1561 to 1910.  
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This collection is an index for the years 1561 to 1910.  
  
It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
 
 
98% of this collection consists of pre 1875 records. Most of the remaining 2% are post 1876 records. There are no Scotland indexing projects currently, so this collection is not expected to change in the foreseeable future.  
 
  
 
The index, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," is to be used as a tool to locate and view the original documents. The documents or records record more than what is found in the index.  
 
The index, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," is to be used as a tool to locate and view the original documents. The documents or records record more than what is found in the index.  
  
98% of the names indexed with in this collection are:  
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Most of the names indexed with in this collection are:  
  
 
*Pre 1855 Church of Scotland Records  
 
*Pre 1855 Church of Scotland Records  
 
*Civil Registration 1855 to 1875
 
*Civil Registration 1855 to 1875
  
2% of the names indexed with in this collection are:  
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The remaining names indexed with in this collection are:  
  
 
*Church of Scotland post 1855  
 
*Church of Scotland post 1855  
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Scotland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Scotland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
  
This collection is an index to civil registration and church records. Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Scotland. <br>
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This collection is an index to civil registration and church records. Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Scotland. <br>  
  
 
To learn more about these records consult the following wiki articles:  
 
To learn more about these records consult the following wiki articles:  
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*[[Scotland Statutory Registers - Vital Records|Scotland Statutary Registers - Vital Records]]
 
*[[Scotland Statutory Registers - Vital Records|Scotland Statutary Registers - Vital Records]]
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
 
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*The names of the bride and groom
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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*Date and place of marriage
 
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*Some records may include the names of the fathers
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. Scotland, Marriages. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[Scotland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content and Use  ==
 
 
 
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
 
 
=== How to Use the Record  ===
 
 
 
Upon finding a person in the index, the typical data one would expect to find is a name of those married, Date and Place. Two other relevant items are the:
 
 
 
*<u>Indexing Project (Batch) Number</u>: The hyperlinked batch number takes you to all those records in that batch which covers one parish for a particular number of years, so you can search just the records in that batch. (There is typically more than one batch number per parish) A website commonly referred to as [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountryScotland.htm#PageTitle Hugh Wallis IGI Batch Numbers] is a site where you can view and search all the batch number for a Parish.
 
**The [[IGI]] has been replaced by FamilySearch, and the Historical Records Collection. [[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]] help one understand the meaning of the batch numbers. The batch number prefixes related to this collection are 'M'
 
*<u>Source Film Number</u>: The source film number refers to a microfilm of an orginal record from which the batches have been created. This is the record that may provide additional information not found in the index. Search the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number library catalogue] using the film number, and if need be order the film through a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Center]]. Reading the [[Handwriting: Online helps for reading Old English Handwriting|hand writing]] may be a challenge
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Collection Content ==
  
*[http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Scotland's People]. Subscription website (£) that includes Church of Scotland and Catholic parish registers, as well as Scotland civil registration records.
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the bride or groom
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*The approximate date of the marriage
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
  
*[[Scotland Church Records]]
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*Use the information you have found to find the couple in later census records
*[[Quick Research Links - Scotland|Quick Research Links - Scotland]]<br>
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*Use the father's names to find the bride and groom as children in earlier census or birth records
*[[Scotland Statutory Registers - Vital Records|Scotland Statutory Registers - Vital Records]]
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*Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records
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*Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*If possible, look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by middle names, nicknames, or abbreviation of their given name
  
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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"Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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"Scotland Marriages, 1561–1910." database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed March 28, 2012), Andrew Shinan and Janet Wilson, 4 December 1811; citing Church of Scotland, Parish church of Kilmarnock, Marriage Records, New Register House, Edinburgh, FHL microfilm 1,041,386, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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What is in This Collection?

This collection is an index for the years 1561 to 1910.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

The index, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," is to be used as a tool to locate and view the original documents. The documents or records record more than what is found in the index.

Most of the names indexed with in this collection are:

  • Pre 1855 Church of Scotland Records
  • Civil Registration 1855 to 1875

The remaining names indexed with in this collection are:

  • Church of Scotland post 1855
  • Denominations other than the Church of Scotland

The primary record classes, pre 1855 Church of Scotland and Civil Registration 1855 to 1875 are not to be considered complete; though, a high percentage of the records are in the index. (95% to 98%)

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “British Isles Vital Records Index: England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Scotland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

This collection is an index to civil registration and church records. Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Scotland.

To learn more about these records consult the following wiki articles:

What Can These Records Tell Me?

  • The names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Some records may include the names of the fathers

Collection Content

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the bride or groom
  • The approximate date of the marriage

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

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?

  • Use the information you have found to find the couple in later census records
  • Use the father's names to find the bride and groom as children in earlier census or birth records
  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

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

  • If possible, look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by middle names, nicknames, or abbreviation of their given name

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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