Transcriptions Service

This service is available to members only, to aid those (especially overseas) who have difficulty in accessing certificates. Email Roddy Greig – [email protected]

Volunteers will transcribe any birth, marriage or death certificate from any area in Scotland from 1855 onwards. Please try to give as much information as possible so as to narrow the event (birth, marriage or death) to a limited time frame. Please note these are not photocopies – just transcriptions of all details given on these certificates.

Scottish certificates hold a wealth of information:
Birth certificates usually give details of parents’ names, occupations and date of marriage.
Marriage certificates usually give details of ages, occupations, usual residence and details of parents’ names, occupations and whether living or dead, names of witnesses.
Death certificates usually give age, date of birth, spouse’s name, parents’ names, informant details.

To cover the costs incurred in this service (i.e. travelling to Edinburgh, entry to New Register House), we ask that a contribution of £3 per transcription be made.

We can only accept a maximum of 10 requests at any one time (you are free to submit further requests upon receipt of your returned transcriptions. Please allow a reasonable length of time for your transcriptions to be returned, as there are many factors involved in arranging a visit to NRH.

If you have completed your email address then transcriptions will be returned to you via email. If you wish them to be posted to you then please indicate this on the Request Form.
A new service, also available to members only, is census transcription. This is restricted to Fife parishes for which an index exists – 1881, 1891 and 1901, and some parishes in 1851.

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