Most baptism and marriage records in the OPRs have been extracted to the
IGI, so as a guide, there is only a small chance that a particular OPR
record exists, if you can't find it in the IGI.
To confirm that an IGI record has been extracted from the OPRs, one needs
to click on 'Source Call No'. If it is from an OPR, you will see something
like 'Items 1-3 Parish registers, (year range) Church of Scotland. Parish Church of
(parish name)' If you have such a hit, this is a good basis for requesting a lookup of the
original OPR record. Without this, only specific individuals in limited date ranges,
and in a particular parish can be considered. Remember that the details in OPR records
vary somewhat. They are often so brief as to give no further information than that
in the IGI, and certainly won't be as detailed as Civil Registration records. A sample
image of an OPR entry can be found on the OPR
page of the Tutorial.
That being said, to ask for a lookup, please send an email, with the subject line titled: "lookup request" to Bruce McDowall.
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