Banns/Marriage Search

There is no one source of birth, marriage and death records in Scotland. We have indexed a selection of records from across Scotland which provide birth, marriage or death information. You can see precisely which records we have indexed here. Struggling to find a pre-1855 birth, marriage or death in Scotland? Find helpful tips in the Scottish Genealogy Learning Zone.

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This can be a useful tool to speed up the display of search results. If you find your advanced search is taking a long time to return results you can use this box to narrow your search to a few years at a time. By narrowing the year range you can also reduce the number of results when searching on common surnames.

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