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Blantyre/Bothwell Kirk Session Records
« on: Wednesday 07 February 18 14:00 GMT (UK) »
Has there been any news on when the Kirk session records will be available to search online? I know SP said something about 2017 a while back, but unless I've missed that search option I'm guessing they've been delayed?

I'm trying to find some information about my 3x great grandparents but I'm pretty sure I've searched all the possible OPR records for them to no avail. I just had a nice find in the Poor Law records thanks to the people at Glasgow City Archives, which shows their youngest son as receiving relief in 1849 as an orphan. This places his parents' deaths between 1841 and 1849 and I'm hoping maybe the Kirk Session records will be able to give me more information, particularly about his mother, as I can't find any real hint of her birth, marriage, or death. Mortcloth records in particular would help here, I'm guessing.

Are there any other ways to access the session records aside from in person?
Wales - Moses, Morgan, James, Williams, Thomas, Miles, Davies [South]
Isle of Man - Mylchreest, Kneale, Clague, Callister, Cowin, Oates, Kelly, Gelling, Cubbon, Comish, Gell, Harrison, Costain [South]
Scotland - Alexander, Johnston, Scotland, Muirhead, Dow, Forrest [Central]
Ireland - Alexander, Morrison, Gallaugher, McCrabb, Smyth [Ulster]
Canada - Alexander, Mylchreest [Manitoba, BC]
USA - Alexander [North/Northeast]

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Re: Blantyre/Bothwell Kirk Session Records
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 16:15 GMT (UK) »
The latest news is that the Church Court Records have been made available to search at the Scotlands Peoples Centres computers but they have not been made available outside those.
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Re: Blantyre/Bothwell Kirk Session Records
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 17:34 GMT (UK) »
The latest news is that the Church Court Records have been made available to search at the Scotlands Peoples Centres computers but they have not been made available outside those.
That has been the case now for several years. I was able to access the New Monkland KS minutes in Aberdeen about four or five years ago IIRC.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Blantyre/Bothwell Kirk Session Records
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 February 18 20:00 GMT (UK) »
I guess I better start planning my trip to Scotland then! Ta.
Wales - Moses, Morgan, James, Williams, Thomas, Miles, Davies [South]
Isle of Man - Mylchreest, Kneale, Clague, Callister, Cowin, Oates, Kelly, Gelling, Cubbon, Comish, Gell, Harrison, Costain [South]
Scotland - Alexander, Johnston, Scotland, Muirhead, Dow, Forrest [Central]
Ireland - Alexander, Morrison, Gallaugher, McCrabb, Smyth [Ulster]
Canada - Alexander, Mylchreest [Manitoba, BC]
USA - Alexander [North/Northeast]

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Re: Blantyre/Bothwell Kirk Session Records
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 February 18 20:16 GMT (UK) »
You could always get somebody to go and look for you hiraethu.
I have the name of a not-too-expensive researcher who got a lot of sasines for me, I can send you if you like via a PM.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Blantyre/Bothwell Kirk Session Records
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 February 18 20:57 GMT (UK) »
You could always get somebody to go and look for you hiraethu.
I have the name of a not-too-expensive researcher who got a lot of sasines for me, I can send you if you like via a PM.

That would be wonderful if you could, thanks. I'm still planning on a trip up there someday anyway, so I'll have to plan and decide which is the more practical way at the moment.
Wales - Moses, Morgan, James, Williams, Thomas, Miles, Davies [South]
Isle of Man - Mylchreest, Kneale, Clague, Callister, Cowin, Oates, Kelly, Gelling, Cubbon, Comish, Gell, Harrison, Costain [South]
Scotland - Alexander, Johnston, Scotland, Muirhead, Dow, Forrest [Central]
Ireland - Alexander, Morrison, Gallaugher, McCrabb, Smyth [Ulster]
Canada - Alexander, Mylchreest [Manitoba, BC]
USA - Alexander [North/Northeast]

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Re: Blantyre/Bothwell Kirk Session Records
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 February 18 20:34 GMT (UK) »
Have sent you a PM hiraethu.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs