Tuesday, February 20, 2007


The Official government source for Scottish genealogy, census and family research

Images of Old Parish Register (OPR) records are now publicly available online for the very first time. These comprise the records of births & baptisms and banns & marriages kept by individual parishes of the Established Church of Scotland, before the introduction of civil registration in 1855. The earliest records available date from 1553.

In addition, a major OPR index update has been deployed with over nine million entries updated and linked to the associated images.

The session time limit has now been extended from seven days to ninety days.

Frequently Asked Questions - ScotlandsPeople: "The expiry limit is defined by government statute. " which badly needs to be modernised to allow annual subscriptions.


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