Common questions

How do I find birth records in Scotland?

How do I find birth records in Scotland?

Use the website to search for online copies of indexes to civil records of births (1864–1916), marriages (1845–1941) and deaths (1864–1966) and of the registers of births (1864–1916), marriages (1870–1941) and deaths (1878–1966).

Can I view my birth certificate online Scotland?

You can only order a certificate online right now from the ScotlandsPeople website. The online service is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm. You can order certificates of: birth.

How much is a replacement birth certificate Scotland?

Welcome to Scottish Certificates The fee for a replacement certificate is £15.00 plus postage. Additional copies of the same certificate, ordered at the same time, cost £10.00 each and are dispatched within 3-5 working days.

When did birth certificates start in Scotland?

The recording of births, deaths and marriages — known as statutory registration — began in Scotland in 1855. Before 1855 the records for members of the Church of Scotland were known as the ‘old parish registers’.

What information is on a birth certificate Scotland?

Most records include:

  • name and surname of the child.
  • where born.
  • date and time of birth.
  • sex.
  • name, surname and occupation of father.
  • name and maiden surname of mother.
  • date and place of the parents’ marriage.
  • signature, address (if not the place of birth) and relation of informant.

Where can I register a birth in Bellshill?

A birth should be registered in the same district as the birth. If the birth occurred within Bellshill, you need to make an appointment with the Bellshill Register Office. You may also be able to register a birth at your local Sure Start centre. Find out more about how to register a birth at Bellshill Registry Office. Register A Marriage

How long does it take to register death in Bellshill?

A death should be registered within 5 days. Unless the Coroner is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. The death should be registered at the registry office in the same district where the person died. Find out more about how to register a death at Bellshill Registry Office.

Where can I find Scottish birth and Death Records?

Birth, Death and Marriage Records. The majority of Scottish birth, death and marriage records are held in the custody of the Registrar General for Scotland at New Register House in Edinburgh.

When did the Bellshill family arrive in Bellshill?

It means the family likely left the Baltic sometime in 1903, and probably arrived in Bellshill that same year. It is also of note that they recorded her name with the Anglicised ”Maggie”, and we can speculate that her Lithuanian name might have been Magdalena.