St Ternan's Church Register

St Ternan's Scottish Episcopal Church Muchalls, Kincardineshire, Scotland has produced a CD-ROM which contains a direct copy of the register containing the Baptisms/Birth, Confirmation, Marriage, and Burial/Deaths of the congregation from 1729-1881 in JPG form (digitally copied from the original register by Dundee University Archives Department).  

An index of the register entries in alphabetical and date order is included using Microsoft Word. The index was compiled by a group of volunteers from the congregation and contains 2000 plus entries.

The original register, which has been conserved at considerable cost to the congregation, is held in the Archive Department of Dundee University.  The church register presently in use at St Ternan's starts where the old one finished in 1881.

The register is a fascinating record about the congregation of "The Episcopal Chapel at Muchalls" or as it is now known St Ternan's Muchalls. It is a testament to the hardiness, determination, and strong spirit of the people who laboured in the fishing villages and Farm Toons in this northern part of Kincardineshire.

The register and the index will be of particular interest to anyone that has links to the area (stretching from Fetteresso, to the river Dee separating Kincardine from Aberdeen in the North, and west to Maryculter and Blairs) and who would like to trace their ancestors.

As The Episcopal Chapel at Muchalls was not the Established Church, Births Deaths and Marriages would not have been registered in the Church of Scotland Parish register so it is a source for those who cannot find the record they are looking for in these Parish registers.

Cost of the CD is £15 plus £1 for postage/packing. All proceeds to St Ternan's Church funds.

For further details about the register contact

George Masson

Tel:          01569 739283