Each record includes a transcript of the original record. The amount of information in a record can vary, you may be able to find a combination of the following about your ancestor:
Father’s first name(s)
Father’s last name
Mother’s first name(s)
Mother’s last name
Taken from several sources, this collection of records cover the Scottish counties of Banffshire and Moray.
Banffshire is a county in the north-east part of Scotland. It is bounded on the north by the Moray Firth, on the east and south-east by Aberdeenshire, and on the west by the counties of Moray and Inverness. After the Reformation, the area remained largely Roman Catholic and suffered greatly in the ongoing struggles and during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, the county was a stronghold for Royalists.
During the years of the wars of independence, Moray’s importance as part of the kingdom of Scotland was demonstrated between 1296 and 1340. The area was relatively untouched by direct fighting, this meant it was a vital refuge and recruitment ground for the guardians of Scotland between the years of 1297 and 1303, it provided Robert I of Scotland with a base and allies during his northern campaign against Clan Comyn and their allies between 1307 and 1308.
Begin your search broadly. Start with just a name and a year.
If needed, you can narrow your search results by adding additional search criteria such as a place or parent’s name.
Try different name combinations if you are having difficulty locating your ancestor’s entry. Occasionally, the last name was not recorded. Try searching with only a first name and year.