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Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 3:23
Subject: [Peterhead] Peterhead
For Lynley Tilbury
The records for the Old Parish Church are contained within the Peterhead
OPRs (County : Aberdeen Parish Number : 232). All the Peterhead
Church of Scotland churches records are folded into the Peterhead OPRs.
There are also some none-Presbyterian ones in there as well (e.g.
Episcopalian, Free Church etc.) it depended on whether those folks felt like
adding them to the Parish Records.........and how strongly they felt about
having anything to do with Presbyterians !!
The Films should be readily available through you nearest LDS Family History
Centre. Unfortunately, I don't live in Peterhead any more although I visit
occasionally so I have to look at them either in Edinburgh or in the
Aberdeen & N.E. FHS shop in Aberdeen when I go up there. I'm not sure
when I am likely to be seeing the Peterhead OPRs next.
Where your ancestors lived in Peterhead would not necessarily be a good
guide to which Church they attended. Family traditions would be a much
stronger guide as to where they worshipped. I'm not even sure when the
St.Andrews and West Associate churches were founded......but certainly well
after the Old Parish Church (whose existing building was built in
As you probably know, the Constitution Street Cemetery has no connection
with any specific Church. It is a Town Cemetery rather than a
If I do get a chance to access the Peterhead OPRs in the near future I will
certainly take a look for your ancestors but I can't guarantee anything
Kindest Regards.............................Alex Ritchie
Thankyou for your great E- mail , what a lot you can tell
me , just were abouts do you live, if you dont mind me asking
It does help understand the different places and the
distanct between the places.
Now I must tell you some time ago I sent a E- Mail to
the ABERDEEN & N.E. FHS. and thy whould only
search for me if
I was a payed up member which I CANT AFFORD TO and
so if you can help or know of another researcher that will look in
there own time for me that whould be great
ROBERT KEAN [SENIOR] WAS BORN THE 13 OF AUGUST 1809 IN
FORDOUN HE MARRIED HELEN SCOTT I DONT KNOW WHEN. [ROBERTS PARENTS ARE
WILLIAM KEAN AND MARY BLAIR MARRIED AT FORDOUN 1799.
Well thats all for now say HI to WADE AND SAM AS THEY ARE
THE OTHER TWO THAT HELP ME .
Peterhead Genealogy at http://axs.com.au/~wsb/