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National Records of Scotland

Responsible for Scotland's national archives. Also responsible for the registration of:

  • births
  • deaths
  • marriage
  • civil partnership
  • adoptions
  • the laws relating to the formalities of marriage.

Other responsibilities include:

  • The census of Scotland's population every 10 years.
  • Providing a family history service, drawn from their registration and census information, for genealogists across the world to trace their Scottish ancestry.


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