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Title: Church Court Records to be Available Online
Post by: Aberdeen Archives on Wednesday 06 October 10 15:56 BST (UK)
Online access to about 10,000 volumes representing some of Scotlandís most important church records will be available at Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives at the end of October.

In May 2003, the National Archives of Scotland, under an agreement with the Church of Scotland and Family Search, began the digital capture of the records of kirk sessions, presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly (from the sixteenth century to 1901) deposited in the NAS and other Scottish archives.

The digitisation project encompasses a wide range of records created by the four levels of the church courts, including minute books, act books, proclamation registers, communion rolls, seat rent books, poor relief accounts etc. It also includes the records of secession churches which later rejoined the Church of Scotland. These records constitute a major body of historical information and are used by a wide variety of professional and amateur historians.†    

Archive staff will be demonstrating this online resource at Union Square in Aberdeen on Thursday 28th so make sure you come along!
Title: Re: Church Court Records to be Available Online
Post by: Aberdeen Archives on Wednesday 27 October 10 10:35 BST (UK)
There's been a slight change in programme for this event, in that the display will be in Union Square on Thursday 28 October only, and not now the Friday.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Title: Re: Church Court Records to be Available Online
Post by: kojak on Monday 24 January 11 21:13 GMT (UK)
Hi Aberdeen Archives,

Any idea when the records will go live?

Cheers,
Kojak
Title: Re: Church Court Records to be Available Online
Post by: craizi daizi on Monday 24 January 11 21:17 GMT (UK)


ohhh  sounds good, 

Daizi
Title: Re: Church Court Records to be Available Online
Post by: kojak on Monday 24 January 11 21:19 GMT (UK)
Hi Daizi !!

Long time no see...
Title: Re: Church Court Records to be Available Online
Post by: Aberdeen Archives on Wednesday 02 February 11 16:20 GMT (UK)
Sorry for the delay in replying!

The Kirk Session records are available to view in either of our searchrooms.  Access is free, and is to all the digitised material (which means you are not restricted to simply looking at North East parishes, you can search the whole of Scotland).

At the moment, you can't access the site outside of the searchrooms (apart from in some other archives - Orkney and Highland are ones I know about for definite) but there are plans to make the records available through Scotland's People at some point, perhaps later this year.

I don't know what that means regarding charging for access - hopefully a subscription - but we'll just need to wait and see.  In the meantime, we do offer a research service charged at £7.50 per 15 minutes of staff time, up to £30.00 for a full hour if you are unable to visit us in person.  Our contact details are under this post if you want to get in touch!
Title: Re: Church Court Records to be Available Online
Post by: Ringoroses on Wednesday 02 February 11 20:10 GMT (UK)
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there are plans to make the records available through Scotland's People at some point, perhaps later this year.

Fingers crossed!