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Fife Old Parish Registers & Censuses - Reference Numbers

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This table gives the reference numbers used by the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh when referring to the pre-1855 Old Parish Registers (OPRs) and the censuses for the Fife parishes. The numbers are also used on the microfilms used in libraries and the LDS Family History Centres.

The numbers are for Parishes up to 1854 and for Registration Districts from 1855 onwards.

The 1841 and 1851 censuses were organised on a parish basis. The census reference number will be the same as the Old Parish Register (OPR) reference number.

In 1855 Registration Districts were created, initially with the same reference numbers as the parishes. However the registration districts and their numbers changed frequently as the towns grew. The parish pages give the registration districts which covered the area of each parish over the years.

From 1861, censuses were organised on a registration district basis. Because there were some differences between the two different administrative areas, some addresses will therefore appear in a different area, under a different reference number, from one census to another. Differences are noted in the table below and on the relevant parish pages.

ParishParish reference numbers for:Registration district reference numbers for:
OPRs and 1841 / 1851 censuses1861 census1871 census1881 / 1891 censuses1901 census1911 census
Abbotshall399399, part in 442399, part in 442included with Kirkcaldy 442included with Kirkcaldy 442included with Kirkcaldy 442
Abdie400400, part in 423400, part in 423400, part in 423400400
Aberdour401401401401401401
Abernethy (the part in Fife)326 (Perthshire)326 (Perthshire)326 (Perthshire)326 (Perthshire)all now in 326 (Perthshire)all now in 326 (Perthshire)
Anstruther Easter402402402402402402
Anstruther Wester403403403403403403, part in 417
Arngask404404404404328c (Perthshire)328c (Perthshire)
Auchterderran405405405405405Auchterderran 405/1; Lochgelly 405/2
Auchtermuchty406406406406406406
Auchtertool407407407407407407
Ballingry408408408408408Lochore 408/1; Lumphinnans 408/2
Balmerino409409409409409409
Beath410410410410410Cowdenbeath 410/1; Kelty 410/2
Burntisland411411411411411411
Cameron412412412412412412
Carnbee413413413413413413
Carnock414414414414414414
Ceres415415415415415415
Collessie416416416416416416
Crail417417417417, part in 425417, part in 425417, part in 425
Creich418418418418418a418a
Culross343 (Perthshire)343 (Perthshire)343 (Perthshire)343 (Perthshire)418b418b
Cults419419419419419419
Cupar420420420420420420
Dairsie421421421421421421
Dalgety422422422422422422
Dunbog423423423423423423
Dunfermline424Dunfermline Burgh 424/1;
Dunfermline Landward 424/2, part in 432
Dunfermline Burgh 424/1;
Dunfermline Landward 424/2, part in 432
424, part in 432424424
Dunino425425425425425425
Dysart426426426426426426; see also Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall 442
Elie427427427427427427
Falkland428428428428428428
Ferryport on Craig429429429429429429
Flisk430430, part in 423430, part in 423430, part in 423430, part in 423430, part in 423
Forgan431431431431431431
Inverkeithing432432, part in 424432, part in 424432, part in 424432432
Kemback433433433433433433
Kennoway434434434434434434
Kettle435435435435435435
Kilconquhar436436436436436436
Kilmany437437437437437437
Kilrenny438438438, part in 402438, part in 402438, part in 402438, part in 402
Kinghorn439439, part in 442439, part in 442439, part in 442439, part in 442439, part in 442
Kinglassie440440440440440440
Kingsbarns441441441441441441
Kirkcaldy442442442Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall 442Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall 442Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall 442, part in 426 Dysart, part in 457b Thornton
Largo443443443443443443
Leslie444444444444444444
Leuchars445445445445445445
Logie446446446446446446
Markinch447447447447Markinch 447/1;
Windygates 447/2
Markinch 447/1;
Windygates 447/2; part in Thornton 457b
Monimail448448448448448448
Moonzie449449449449449449
Newburgh450450450450450450
Newburn451451451451451451
Pittenweem452452452452452452
Saline455455455455455455
Scoonie456456456456456456
St Andrews & St Leonards453453453453453453
St Monans454454454454454454
Strathmiglo457457457457457457a
Torryburn458458458458458a458a
Tulliallan397 (Perthshire)397 (Perthshire)397 (Perthshire)397 (Perthshire)458b458b
Wemyss459459459Wemyss 459/1;
Buckhaven 459/2
Wemyss 459/1;
Buckhaven 459/2
Wemyss 459/1;
Buckhaven 459/2