In 1855 the registration of births, marriages and deaths became a legal requirement in Scotland replacing the parish registers held by the Church of Scotland.
The advantages were that the new system was non-denominational, free of charge and each entry followed a standard format.
Starting from a birth, marriage or death occurring in Scotland we will search every line back to the earliest statutory record we can find. This will normally take you back to around 1855 with hints on events pre-1855 (for instance, an 1855 birth certificate should give the place and the date of the parents’ marriage).
Please note that, unlike many genealogy services, we will pursue all branches related to the individual being traced as standard. We do not limit the search to just the paternal or maternal line.
What information do I need to provide?
A birth, marriage or death in Scotland between 1855 and the present day is the minimum but please send as much information as you have.
What will I receive?
A typed report giving accurate transcripts of all birth, marriage and death entries viewed during the search normally sent electronically via PDF document.
How much will it cost?
The fully inclusive cost is £150 - An initial deposit of £75 is taken at the time of order with the balance due on completion
How do I pay?
Our preferred payment method is direct bank transfer. This is very easy to set up if you have online banking. We’ll email you an invoice with our bank details
If you wish to pay by card we’ll send you a PayPal invoice and link. You don’t need a PayPal account to pay by this method
By cheque made payable to Rosaline Furnivall (unfortunately due to transaction costs we have to charge a supplement for cheques in currencies other than Sterling. This is currently set at: Canadian Dollars - $15, USA Dollars - $10, Australian Dollars -$20)
How do I order?
When you have decided the Statutory Records Search is what you require please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project.
How long will it take?
A Statutory Records Search usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks from receipt of order/deposit to receipt of the finished report.
You can be assured that Ar Turas will provide a high quality service at a very competitive price.