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How to Get Full Details for a Birth Entry 
-  South Ronaldsay and Burray Ancestors' Signatures Project  - 



When ordering the record which shows your ancestor's signature, remember to use
the year in which the birth was registered and the newborn's name to find the
 correct civil birth register on the ScotlandsPeople web site.
 When seeking a civil birth register from the Genealogical Society of Utah,
 order the microfilm for the year in which the newborn's birth was registered.


 ScotlandsPeople
   web site:

    http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ 

You can search in the indexes found at  ScotlandsPeople to a comprehensive set of a wide range of historical official records held by the National Records of Scotland, and not only for the civil birth registers found indexed on my web site(s).  The National Records of Scotland maintains a searchable index for statutory registers, church records, census records, and valuation rolls, among other records.  The explanatory and search pages are free, and viewing of an individual entry is on a 'pay-per-view' basis.  A paper copy of an official extract can be ordered electronically for delivery by ordinary post at the statutory fee.

 Ordering Family History Library microfilms:

The Genealogical Society of Utah, by courtesy of the Registrar General for Scotland, put the following years of civil birth registers on microfilm. . .
here is a summary of the FHL microfilm numbers, if you would like to order the microfilms for yourself to view images of the actual registers, from
    your local Family History Center Library :


  Civil Birth Register for 1855  ~  # 103,343

  Civil Birth Register for 1856  ~  # 256,450

  Civil Birth Register for 1857  ~  # 280,414

  Civil Birth Register for 1858  ~  # 280,475

  Civil Birth Register for 1859  ~  # 280,540

  Civil Birth Register for 1860  ~  # 280,603

  Civil Birth Register for 1861  ~  # 224,073

  Civil Birth Register for 1862  ~  # 292,911

  Civil Birth Register for 1863  ~  # 294,791

  Civil Birth Register for 1864  ~  # 321,179

  Civil Birth Register for 1865  ~  # 321,250

  Civil Birth Register for 1866  ~  # 332,589

  Civil Birth Register for 1867  ~  # 350,937

  Civil Birth Register for 1868  ~  # 352,713

  Civil Birth Register for 1869  ~  # 340,301

  Civil Birth Register for 1870  ~  # 352,785

  Civil Birth Register for 1871  ~  # 224,452

  Civil Birth Register for 1872  ~  # 300,058

  Civil Birth Register for 1873  ~  # 300,133

  Civil Birth Register for 1874  ~  # 329,007

  Civil Birth Register for 1875  ~  # 384,380

  Civil Birth Register for 1881  ~  # 232,620

  Civil Birth Register for 1891  ~  # 255,082