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Help With Searching

To assist you with the search process, this section includes information about the Free Surname Search, how Surname Variants, Forename Variants and Illegitimacy can affect the success of your search, employing Soundex and wildcards and Refining Statutory Searches

Look at Extant OPRs to discover when a particular parish register existed and the covering dates for births & baptisms, banns & marriages and deaths & burials in each parish.

Find out more About The Courts and the part they play in your research of wills & testaments.

Pinpoint locations of searches using the List of Parishes and RD's,Counties Map and Courts Map. Understand the relationship between Scotland's counties and the courts using the Counties and Commissariots List and the Counties and Sheriff Courts List and use the Parish Descriptions of the Statistical Accounts to enhance your knowledge of individual parishes.

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