The History of Leith

March 15, 2010

Family History Searches ~ Resources St Cuthberts Edinburgh

The primary sources of information are census returns and records which relate to births, marriages and deaths. Statutory registration (the legal requirement to register births, marriages and deaths) was introduced in Scotland in 1855 (1837 in England) but prior to that records were maintained by the churches. Hence the interest which family history researchers show in churches. Even after 1855 churches continue to maintain their own records and these will often yield information for keen researchers which goes beyond what is available in the statutory records. for more click here

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