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Offline Philldw

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Re: John Johnston
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 05 March 19 10:03 GMT (UK) »
I have had a response from the Contact Desk of Scotlands People with some useful information.
One of which is stated that individual records prior before 1855 may be missing as that the year that statutory  registration came in to force. Prior there was a fee payable to the church clerks which people could not afford. Sometimes only the first born was recorded but not siblings. Additionally some parishes did not record information at various times. Also some times the registers were accidently destroyed before brought to Register House Edinburgh.
Hope this is helpful to other people on the Forum. Thank you all.david


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