Robertson Genealogy - Scottish Births & Baptisms, sorted by mother's surname and given name.
Updated: 15 Mar 2008
Robertson Genealogy - Scottish Births & Baptisms, sorted by county and parish.
Updated: 15 Mar 2008
Robertson Genealogy - Scottish Marriages, sorted by county and parish.
Updated: 26 Apr 2008
Robertson Genealogy - Scottish Marriages, sorted by spouses surname and given name. A RAW (unedited) computer-sort of entries for part of the database. Some surname variants and given names will not be grouped correctly. Now edited and sorted through spouses with surnames starting with the letter: "Q" + ROBERTSON and WATSON. The edited sections of this database are now the most accurate of the ROBERTSON marriage databases. The "location" database is now derived from this database.
Updated: 26 Apr 2008
Note: For anyone interested in preparing surname-specific databases, I use a modification of the method published by John Blair at http://blairgenealogy.com/oprs.html . An OPR text file can be imported into a spread sheet or database and then "sorted" to reveal relationships that may otherwise not be apparent.
Register of Interments, Greyfriars Burying Ground, Edinburgh, 1658-1700. "The register is for the most part written in a wretched hand and is most illiterate, but as it was kept by the gravediggers themselves nothing else could be expected. Some of the uncouth spellings have been retained and a glossary of these will be found in the Appendix ; ..."
Updated: 30 Aug 2005
St. Cuthbert's Parish Monumental Inscriptions. Inscriptions from the monuments in St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh.
Updated: 4 Jul 2005
Canongate Parish Register of Marriages, 1564 - 1800. Marriages from Canongate Parish, Edinburgh.
Last updated: 19 Feb 2005
South Leith Records. Compiled from the parish registers of South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, for the years 1588 to 1700. Given names, surnames and place names are quite variable in their spelling and capitalization, or lack thereof. For example, "James forgisone and virgil hunter in Rastelrig ...."
Last updated: 28 May 2004
The Commissariot Record of Edinburgh. Register of Testaments. 1514-1600, 1897. A record of wills (testaments). This is a record from all of Scotland, not just Edinburgh. It contains information about place of residence, profession and spouse.
Last updated: 27 Feb 2004
The Commissariot Record of Inverness, Register Of Testaments, 1630 - 1800, 1897.
A register of dates of wills
(testaments) from the county of Inverness, Scotland. A testament entry includes the date of the testament, residence, the profession for males and sometimes the spouse's name and other information.
Last updated: 12 Nov 2002
Register of Edinburgh Apprentices, 4 volumes, covering 1583 - 1800. Entries usually include father's name, location, trade, master and date. Last updated: 23 Nov 2004.
Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild-Brethren, covering 1406 - 1841; partially annotated.
Provides the "right of burgess-ship or guild-brotherhood" (through the father's, spouse's father or apprentice master's name) , profession, date, etc.
Last modified: 28 Nov 2004.
The Guildry of Edinburgh. Contains the Dean's and the Guild's account books with burgess and wife names not found in the Roll above. Also, contains Guildry records of Aberdeen.
Last updated: 7 Aug 2002.
Edinburgh, Scotland Marriage Register, 1595 - 1800. A register of the marriages in Edinburgh during the periods above. Volume for 1701 - 1750 has not been merged with the other two volumes, but is present as a separate database and is included in this folder.
Updated: 27 Sep 2004; Volume for 1701 - 1750 updated: 19 Oct 2004
Consistorial Processes and Decreets, 1658-1800. Court cases relating to marriage, legitimacy, divorce, etc. Last updated: 2 Dec 2004.
Notices From the Local Records of Dysart, Fife, Scotland. This volume was compiled from various records belonging to the Burgh and Parish of Dysart. Covers approx. 1534 - 1697. Also contains entries for Kinghorn, Kinglassie, Kirkcaldy and Wemyss.
Updated: 15 Nov 2002.
The Commissariot Record of Hamilton and Campsie, Register of Testaments, 1564 - 1800. An register of dates of wills (testaments). Last updated: 9 Oct 2002.
The Presbytrie Booke Of Kirkcaldie. Covers the period 1630 - 1653, with information on the kirks of Kinghorn, Burntisland, Auchtertule, Auchterderran, Kinglassie, Ballingrie, Portmooke, Leslie, Markinche, Kennoquhie, Skunie, Weyms, Dysert (spellings from the Booke). Last updated: 13 Dec 2002
Scottish Surname Variants. A listing of variant spellings of surnames. Useful in deciphering difficult-to-read OPR spellings, discovering surprising changes in surname spelling and actual changes of surnames.
An ongoing project. Updated: 11 Jan 2007
A Dissertation On The Origin Of The Scottish Language. An academic essay on the origin of the Scottish language, and hence the Scottish peoples. Extracted from Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language, Edinburgh, 1895. Last updated: 11 Nov 2002
Glossary. Occupations, definitions, explanations and abbreviations. Unfamiliar words and terms and abbreviations from the databases are pasted into the glossary and then definitions sought.Last updated: 10 July 2005
Tartans of the Clans. Illustrations from "McIan's Costumes of the Clans of Scotland" with descriptive letter press by James Logan. Glasgow, David Bryce and Son, 1899.
Last updated: 14 Apr 2003
See the complete list of surnames in the column to the left.
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Scottish Genealogy - Births and Baptisms. Some have been sorted by the mother's surname and given name and the father's given name. This tends to better group families. Others, by county, parish and the mother's surname.
Scottish Genealogy - Marriages.
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