This guide was last updated in 2009

The main points you need to cover in researching your Scottish minister ancestors:

  • Find out in which church your ancestor was a minister – Established Church of Scotland, a dissenting congregation or Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Study printed sources for details of his career and family
  • Extend your research by looking for documentary evidence of ministerial career
  • Search for details of his family life
  • Explore kirk session and presbytery minutes for social background of the time

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