This is a guide to the records of non-Presbyterian churches for Glasgow and other areas of Scotland.
What do I need to know before I start?
Try to find out:
name of the person
where they lived
which church they attended
What records can I find in The Mitchell: Glasgow City Archives?
The City Archives holds the records of a large number of non-Presbyterian dissenting churches, including:
Baptist churches (one or two only)
Congregational and Evangelical Union churches for across Scotland
Episcopalian churches for Glasgow, including St Andrew's-by-the-Green, established in the 1750s, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire
Methodist churches for Glasgow and Lanarkshire
Unitarian Church of Glasgow
Quakers, Edinburgh and Glasgow (copies only)
Records of interest include:
baptisms, marriages and burials (many from before 1855)
confirmations (for Episcopal churches)
financial records, including charitable giving, and pew rents
The records of the Episcopal church include files on the appointment of Bishops and other clergy for the Glasgow and Galloway Diocese. Access to these files requires permission of the Diocesan Office. Please ask the archivists for further details.
What records can I see online?
Databases of the following lists of pre-1855 baptisms from the City Archives are available online: