Genealogical Records


Births, Baptisms & Marriages

Old Parish Registers
Before civil registration of births, deaths & marriages began in 1855 the only official records of these events were those entered in church registers. The amount of information entered in the register varied between parishes and between ministers, and it was often very sparse. The usual practice was to record marriages and baptisms, but not deaths or burials. In the later baptism records of some parishes the date of birth of the child was noted as well as the date of baptism. The parish registers were not always complete records; in some registers there were gaps of weeks or months where the minister of the day neglected to record marriages and baptisms that he had performed. Coll was part of the Parish of Tiree & Coll, but a separate register was kept for each island.

Coll Marriages 1776-1820
The data in this searchable index were transcribed from GRO records and LDS Film No.1041082 and entered into Excel format by Ian Scott. Marriages are indexed by the surname of both spouses, e.g. the marriage of Donald Beaton to Flora McDonald in 1816 is indexed under Beaton and also under McDonald.
To download the 1776-1820 marriages index, click here .

Coll Marriages 1821-1855
The data in this searchable index were transcribed from GRO records and LDS Film No.1041082 and entered into Excel format by Ian Scott. Marriages are indexed by the surname of both spouses, e.g. the marriage of Allan Beaton to Christian McLean in 1823 is indexed under Beaton and also under McLean.
To download the 1821-1855 marriages index, click here .

Coll Births & Baptisms 1776-1820
The data in this searchable index were transcribed from GRO records and LDS Film No.1041082 and entered into Excel format by Ian Scott.
To download the 1776-1820 births & baptisms index, click here .

Coll Births & Baptisms 1821-1855
The data in this searchable index were transcribed from GRO records and LDS Film No.1041082 and entered into Excel format by Ian Scott.
To download the 1821-1855 births & baptisms index, click here .

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