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We are collecting up the records for the people and places of the Parish - and will share online where appropriate and allowed. Visitors to the archive are very welcome, preferably by appointment as it is not staffed. We are very very honoured to have been granted permission by General Registrar of Scotland to publish their records - certificates census valuation rolls etc for Ardchattan people .. we are so very grateful.
We obviously cannot afford to buy all of the certificates and records - there are thousands, (see below) so very much welcome donations of scans, of copies (especially digital ones) of any records you have collected of the families of the area, both here and when they left, or before they arrived here. Most records include information about other people, so you will also be paying forward for all the help you receive from our wonderful genealogical world by sharing information that might help others - it also might connect you up with otherwise unknown cousins. (email any donations to ku.gro.nattahcdra|evihcra#ku.gro.nattahcdra|evihcra with your contact details. . and many many thanks.

below are Links to some of the records we are gathering and the numbers of certificates that are available on Scotlandspeople to obtain !
The lists online here are not yet complete, we may have more in the archive here to catalogue yet.
We have been harvesting the indexes to many of these, especially when there is a free offer! but we have many more of the actual records to obtain.

Statistical Accounts
Fasti Ecclesiae Scotia : Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae : the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation

Census (we have a lot of this on A4 paper in the archive, but digital is so much better to decifer and share. The numbers refer only to the Ardchattan census, not where families had moved to ! The numbers vary by movement of people but mostly by the changes in the parish boundaries, especially at the turn of the 1900's.

Rolls of Male Heads of Families1
​In 1834, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland passed the Veto Act, removing the absolute right of landowners to appoint ministers to their parish. The Act gave male heads of families who were communicants with the parish the right to veto the appointment of a new minister if a majority of them objected. To this end, the Assembly instructed kirk sessions to draw up rolls of the male heads of families in each parish.
According to the Old Scottish website .. there are no surviving records ???

They are significant as they pre-date the earliest nominal census, which took place in 1841.

  • 1841 1450 matches. (58 pages) & copy from Freecen site
  • 1851 mostly complete & transcribed
  • 1861 1380 matches. (56 pages)
  • 1871 1169 matches. (47 pages)
  • 1881 1395 matches. (56 pages)
  • 1891 1252 matches. (51 pages)
  • 1901 841 matches. (34 pages)
  • 1911 706 matches. (29 pages)

Wills and Testaments : approx 200
births

  • Baptisms Parish Records pre 1855 : 1934
  • Statutory Births 1855 onwards : 1797

marriages

  • Banns & marriages Parish Records pre 1855 : 1323
  • Statutory Marriages 1855 onwards : 329

deaths

  • Parish Records pre 1855 : 0
  • Statutory 1855 onwards : 1785

Catholic records for Oban - unknown number from our parish
burials - Memorial Inscriptions
Obituaries
taxes

  • valuation rolls : so far 1855 : 1865 : 1875 : 1885 : 1895 : 1905 : 1915 : 1920 : 1925 : 1930

Military records
roll of honour
Service records - attestation papers / medal records /

Poor Law records

Kirk Session records

Lewis Topographical Dictionary 1851
Land Assessment Scotland http://las.denisrixson.com/2016/03/ardchattan-summary/

Newspapers

Trade records eg Merchant Navy

Military records

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