Effective research in church records requires some understanding of your ancestor’s religion and the events that led to the creation of church records.
The following major events affected Scottish church history and records:
'''1847''' The Secession and Relief Churches combine to form the United Presbyterian Church. At that time, the Free Church had five million members, and the United Presbyterian Church had two million members.
For more information on church history or the history of a particular denomination, see the [http://webview/supermainframeset.asp?display=start Family History Library Catalog] under:
SCOTLAND - CHURCH HISTORY
* The population of the parish.
The following book contains brief parish histories:
S''''tatistical Accounts of Scotland. ''''''''Wakerfield, England: EP Publishing Limited, [197?]. (FHL book 941 B4sa.) This work has three series covering different time periods. '''
For other parish histories, look in the Family History Library Catalog under:
SCOTLAND, [COUNTY], [PARISH] - CHURCH HISTORY.[[Category:Scotland]]