Birth, marriage and death certificates

Abbotshall Church does not hold any historical records. ScotlandsPeople at is the official online source of parish registers, civil registration, census records and wills and testaments for Scotland. The website is a partnership between the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS), the National Archives of Scotland (NAS), the Court of the Lord Lyon and Scotland On Line.

The burial records for our graveyard are no longer held at the church. The graveyard is currently managed by Fife Council (the successor authority of Kirkcaldy Burgh who took over responsibility for the graveyard in the 1950’s). For information about these record please contact Fife Council at the Burials office, The Lodge, Kirkcaldy Crematorium.

ScotlandsPeople is one of the world’s largest resources of genealogical information and one of the largest single information resources on the web. With almost 80 million records to access it provides an index of Scottish births, marriages and deaths from 1538, census data, and an index search of wills and testaments from 1513.

Thought for the week


Help me, my God, to show people Jesus,
by my words and by my actions,
by the way I live and by my example.
May the love of Christ shine out of me
that people may see Jesus.

Lord, you are rest to the weary,
Healing to the sick,
Light to the lost,
Comfort to the sorrowful,
Friend to the lonely,
You are there in every circumstance.

From “Pray Without Ceasing” by Jenny Child.