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The primary purpose of the OPRs was to record baptisms, marriages and (if you are really, really lucky) burials carried out by a Church of Scotland minister in that parish. While there seems to have been some sort of intention that all births / baptisms and marriages should be recorded, in all my families (I'm 1/8 Scottish descent) I've only ever seen this ...


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According to this page, the Church of Scotland seems to have recorded all marriages. Before the introduction of civil registration in 1855 Church of Scotland parish ministers and session clerks kept registers of births and baptisms, proclamations of banns and marriages, and deaths and burials. Thus, I'd say yes to "Would a Catholic irregular session ...


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They came into the Port of New York on 23 July 1905 on the Caledonia. If you have an Ancestry account you can find the passenger ship list here. Or you can find it by searching on statueofliberty.org for Janet Gowans.


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MacLysaght’s surname of Ireland says Robinson is an English name, and very common in Ulster. Robinson & Robertson are interchangeable in Ireland and you often see families alternate between the 2 versions in official records in Ireland. If you are interested in your particular Robinsons background, where did they live in Ireland and what denomination ...


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