Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

5/5/2012

Fife, Scotland, The Dunfermline Register, 1829-1859

The Dunfermline Register, years 1829–1832, 1834–1838, 1842, and 1851–1858, are contained in this database. Districts covered by the Registers, which are a cross between an area directory and an almanac, are the western district of Fife, Clackmannan and Kinross, and the Culross district of Perthshire. Listings include local nobility and knights, clergy, justices of the peace, Freeholders (persons who have been granted rights to regulate local business and trade), members of parliament, police commissioners, dates of market fairs, roads, pricing lists for agricultural produce, coach schedules, ferry passage schedules, horticultural societies, banks, religious societies, and many other things pertinent to the community.

For the genealogist the listings of local societies, nobility, government members, etc., will be helpful in ascertaining if your ancestor resided in the area and how they participated in the community. You may be able to determine their occupation as well as religious and social affiliations. Dunfermline itself was a former capital of Scotland and an important ecclesiastical center whose most famous achievements include being the home to St. Andrews, the provenance of golf, and birth place of the famous Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Some of the registers contain content lists at the back of the volume. for more click here

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