Scottish Kirk Sessions now available on Scotland's People


 

From the latest Lost Cousins newsletter, https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/apr21news.htm

Scottish Kirk Sessions now available on the Scotland's People website: http://email.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/c/11bWKowU6xhPCPTPSt42ILuOe

More about that at https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/kirk-session-records-scotlandspeople/

This rip-roaring article by Chris Paton explains why that is important! 

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Although Scottish parish registers helpfully allow us to trace who our ancestors were, it is the records of the kirk sessions that more specifically help us to understand how the Kirk worked within society as an institution. The registers of individual kirk sessions not only recall the everyday administrations of a church''s elders and minister, but also provide a record for one of the session''s primary functions – its role as the lowest of the Kirk''s courts.


Enjoy!

Valorie

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