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Re: Scotland's People, Ancestry, FamilySearch etc: which to use?
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 04 August 16 22:24 BST (UK) »
I would like to remind people to use the previous searches and viewed images buttons when they are looking for something on SP, until I got used to the site I kept paying the 1 credit to look at the results of a search when I had already done the search before, 1 credit is not a lot but it soon adds up after a fair number of searches.
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Re: Scotland's People, Ancestry, FamilySearch etc: which to use?
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 09 May 17 23:09 BST (UK) »
All your searches are saved for you on SP.  They also give you a wee treat every now and then when you get free extra credits!

You can also ask them to improve a poor image you have purchased,, and they usually can!! No charge.

I'll never understand why people think that SP is expensive .... It's the least expensive of them all!
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Re: Scotland's People, Ancestry, FamilySearch etc: which to use?
« Reply #20 on: Monday 15 May 17 02:26 BST (UK) »
I would like to remind people to use the previous searches and viewed images buttons when they are looking for something on SP, until I got used to the site I kept paying the 1 credit to look at the results of a search when I had already done the search before, 1 credit is not a lot but it soon adds up after a fair number of searches.

Just thought I'd add that you can search SP records now with no cost. The only thing that costs credits is when you're purchasing an image of a record. This is especially useful when searching baptism records as you can often find the names of the parents listed on the search returns themselves, meaning you don't always have to buy an image with credits. The only time I would do this is to find a residence where the child was born and/or where the parents were living.

I do use the other sites to get barebones information first, a starting block on where to thereafter go to get the "official" stuff from SP. I will say though, that the newspaper access through findmypast has recently been incredibly useful to me. I found a marriage notice in a newspaper that referred to a child of a direct ancestor of mine. SP had no record of this child anywhere in the birth/baptism records. It appears the birth just wasn't registered. If it wasn't for this search I would be none the wiser to the existence of this person. I thereafter found her death cert on SP confirming that her parents were indeed my ancestors. Was a very fortunate find.

So, the other sites can and do have their uses, but as long as you take much of what you find with a pinch of salt then thereafter get the official stuff from SP it's all good in my opinion.
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Re: Scotland's People, Ancestry, FamilySearch etc: which to use?
« Reply #21 on: Monday 15 May 17 03:02 BST (UK) »
I will say though, that the newspaper access through findmypast has recently been incredibly useful to me. I found a marriage notice in a newspaper that referred to a child of a direct ancestor of mine. SP had no record of this child anywhere in the birth/baptism records. It appears the birth just wasn't registered. If it wasn't for this search I would be none the wiser to the existence of this person. I thereafter found her death cert on SP confirming that her parents were indeed my ancestors. Was a very fortunate find.

Liviani, you're right but some people have the idea that SP have not recorded it on their site rather than the fact that a baptism just simply didn't take place or the records didn't survive hence no record on SP.

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Re: Scotland's People, Ancestry, FamilySearch etc: which to use?
« Reply #22 on: Monday 15 May 17 03:08 BST (UK) »
I will say though, that the newspaper access through findmypast has recently been incredibly useful to me. I found a marriage notice in a newspaper that referred to a child of a direct ancestor of mine. SP had no record of this child anywhere in the birth/baptism records. It appears the birth just wasn't registered. If it wasn't for this search I would be none the wiser to the existence of this person. I thereafter found her death cert on SP confirming that her parents were indeed my ancestors. Was a very fortunate find.

Liviani, you're right but some people have the idea that SP have not recorded it on their site rather than the fact that a baptism just simply didn't take place or the records didn't survive hence no record on SP.

Annie

Yes that's an important point. I've had numerous ancestors where there are gaps between baptisms of their numerous children happening or being recorded. It's not a case of missing records (as far as I know) as there are other records for the same parish for those periods.

I think it may be important to note and let people know about the "Disruption of 1843". The Free Kirk was created then.

There is information regarding these events here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruption_of_1843

Note that there are events preceding this "great disruption". People walking out of their parish churches etc. This could well play a part in why many children just weren't baptised around that time.
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Ross & Cromarty
Cameron, Stewart, Grant
Banffshire - Gamrie
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Re: Scotland's People, Ancestry, FamilySearch etc: which to use?
« Reply #23 on: Monday 15 May 17 07:38 BST (UK) »
Another date to look for is around 1782 when a tax was introduced on entries in the parish registers.

Eric