What's on Scottish Certificates
Transcripts and photocopies contain the same information as certificates.
Births Marriages Deaths

Place of Birth

The day, month & year

Fathers name & occupation

Mothers married and maiden name.

Dwelling places of parents 

Name & address of informant

Parents date and place of marriage

 Date and place  of marriage 

Name of bride and groom 

Ages  bachelor / spinster, widow/er or divorcee 


Their residences at time of marrying  (usually full address) 

Fatherís name and occupation 

Mothers married and maiden name.

Denomination of church

Couples signature or mark 

Witnesses, their signatures or mark.

Date of death

Place of death- address, name & sex of deceased 

Age at death


Spouse full married and maiden name

Father's name, occupation and whether deceased

Mother's married and maiden name. 

Cause of death 

Nature & duration of illnesses.  

Date when registered 

Name & Address of informant 

Corrections or additional details.


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