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== Established Church—Old Parochial Registers ==
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==== '''Condition of Original Records—''' ====
'''Index:''' For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index on computer at the Family History Library under and family history centers.&nbsp; Some records may be indexed in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=Old+Parochial+Registers&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= <u>FamilySearch.org</u>]&nbsp; <br>'''Births:''' There are no entries November 1724–August 1727, April 1730–June 1733, and October 1735–June 1737, except one. There are no entries December 1752–April 1745, except one for 1753. The records are irregular and incomplete 1745–1782 inclusive. The pages of the record for 1790–1819 are subscribed by the minister.<br>'''Marriages:''' There are no entries February 1730–October 1733, 1736, 1739, 1742, and January 1753–November 1765, except a few, 1739. Entries are somewhat irregular as to dates about 1753–1766. Names of witnesses are often added to the entries after 1779 and the pages after 1773 are certified by the minister.<br>'''Deaths:''' There are no death or burial entries August 1785–August 1817, except one for 1813. The record ends August 1818, except for one for 1841.<br>'''Source:''' ''Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland'', by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book {{FHL|941 K23b|disp=941 K23b}}
== Established Church—Kirk Session Records ==
'''Records—<br>'''The extent of records is unknown.
== Other Records == Entries Relating to Irish Persons in the Marriage Register of the Parish of Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Entries of marriages, one or both persons shown must have an Irish address covers years 1720-1846, article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.IX,no.2.1977, pages 107-129, Family History Library Salt Lake City Ref. 941.5 B2i v.9 === Civil Registration Records ===
Government or civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths (also called statutory records) began on January 1, 1855 in Scotland. Each parish has a registrar's office and large cities have several. The records are created by the registrars and copies are sent to the General Register Office in Edinburgh. Annual indexes are then created for the records for the whole country.
= Probate Records =
Portpatrick&nbsp;was under the probate jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of Wigtown until 1823, and since then has been under the Sheriff's Court of Wigtown. Probate records for 1513- 1901 are indexed online at [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk].&nbsp;You must register on the website but use of the index to probate records, called 'Wills &amp; Testaments,' is free. You may then purchase a copy of the document or, if the document is before 1823, it will be on microfilm at the Family History Library. To find the microfilm numbers, search in the library [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog catalog&nbsp;] for the 'Place-names' of&nbsp;Wigtown and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of Wigtwon, <br>The library also has some post-1823 probate records for Wigtown. Look in the library [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog catalog] for the 'Place-names' of&nbsp;Wigtown and the subjects of 'Probate Records' and 'Probate Records - Indexes.' <br>
Read more about [[Scotland Probate Records|<u>Scotland Probate Records</u>.]]
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