Old Parish Birth / Baptismal Records
The following spreadsheet contains the Baird birth/baptismal records for the years 1538 to 1699. 1538 is the earliest record on file for a Baird in the Old Parish Records (OPR’s). We have 1,857 records in our spreadsheet. They are sorted first by county, then parish, year, month and day. The GROS Data reference relates to the information and location of the original records housed at the New Register House in Edinburgh.
The spreadsheet is the culmination of the labor-intensive effort undertaken by Michael Baird, Elder of the Issichar Branch of Baird. The information was gathered from ScotlandsPeople, which is part of the Scottish National Archives. The OPR’s are from the surviving registers of some 900 parishes of the Church of Scotland (The Kirk). ScotlandsPeople has records up through 1854. Images of the actual register pages can be viewed at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/. Be advised that ScotlandsPeople charges a fee to view the actual document images.