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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Scottish Birth Certificates

As a family researcher, I am always happy to come across vital records. Usually, they come through my own research, after paying lots of money, and are either certified or uncertified copies, images, etc.

In with the bibles that I received on Wednesday, were five birth certificates for just five of the children of Charles Maitland and Mary Gardyne. These were birth certificates issued shortly after birth.

For instance, this is the birth certificate for Charles William Gorrie Maitland, born March 8th, 1855 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. The record was extracted on March 28th, 1855. Thus, what I have are the original certificates issued to Charles Maitland. The second image is the reverse side, in which Charles William Gorrie's death is noted by none other than his father, who outlived his son by seven years. Someday, I would like to know the circumstances of Charles William Gorrie Maitland's death at age 36.

Alas, the three elder children were all born before 1855, but were found in the Old Parochial Records.






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