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Offline johnstonville

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scotspeople questions
« on: Wednesday 19 October 22 04:34 BST (UK) »
Hello, on the scots people website 1 button says ' banns and marriages", what is banns?
what is 'kirk sessions"?
census records start at 1841, so what about finding records for people before 1841?

Thanks in advance

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Re: scotspeople questions
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 October 22 05:02 BST (UK) »
All your questions are answered on Scotlands People. Just look at the section on guides.
https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/guides
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale Cater Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland & New York)

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Re: scotspeople questions
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 October 22 10:09 BST (UK) »
Hello, on the scots people website 1 button says ' banns and marriages", what is banns?
what is 'kirk sessions"?
census records start at 1841, so what about finding records for people before 1841?

Thanks in advance

Banns are church proclamations of a pending marriage

Kirk sessions are records of the church and its daily business and of the judgements handed out upon hearing of any transgressions of Church Laws. They also included details of any dispensation of Church funds to the poor. You may also find details of deaths and burials within the Parish but these records tend to be very patchy.

Before the 1841 census there are various sources but mainly Church Records although if your ancestor owned land the Sasine records (not online) will record details of any transfers of ownership

Fuller explanations of all of the terms can be found on the link from Neale1961