FAQ: Historical Records

Burials

We do not have a centralised database of burials. Burial records are held by either the individual church where the burial took place or by the local council of that area. See Historical Records for more detail.

Baptism Certificates

Baptism certificates are held by the individual church where the baptism took place. If that church has since shut, records may have been passed on to other local churches, the relevant presbytery office or the National Archives. No baptism records are held at 121 George Street and no staff on the premises deal with them.

Archives

The Church of Scotland's archives are held by the National Archives of Scotland. They can be contacted on 0131 535 1334.

We do not have any historians or archivists in our employment. Your local library or the National Library of Scotland may be able to help you with your enquiries.