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We cannot undertake extensive genealogical research on behalf of enquirers as we are not the main depository for Scottish vital records (birth, death, etc.). However, we can provide brief information from sources within our collections, and may be able to point you in the right direction to continue your research. For further guidance, please see our Family History page.
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