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Locating "Bankhead of ..." in parish of Forfar

It appears to be: "Bankhead of Turfbeg" Turfbeg is a district to the north-east of the modern town, in roughly the same place as "Bankhead" on this snippet from an 1850 map by James Knox: ...
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Irregular Session Catholic Marriage in Scotland's OPR

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 ...
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Irregular Session Catholic Marriage in Scotland's OPR

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 ...
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Help needed to resolve two conflicting pieces of information

In an answer to a different question on this site, one of our community members once said: At one time or another, I suppose most of us have suffered from premature connectivitis syndrome (PCS)--we ...
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Help needed to resolve two conflicting pieces of information

Did you look at all the census records of James and his potential father? In 1841, James b. 1801 and Anne had a son James age 11 in their household. When I look at them in 1861, I see that both James ...
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Why are there multiple Parishes listed for Births & Baptisms in Scotlands People?

In addition to A Vision of Britain which was already recommended, here are some other resources for finding information about places in Scotland: The National Library of Scotland has Gazetteers of ...
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