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Help and advice for East Calder

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East Calder

"A village and an ancient parish in the west of Edinburghshire. The village stands near the right bank of the Almond, ¾ mile eastnortheast of Mid Calder town and 1½ miles westnorthwest of Mid Calder Station."

(Extract from Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland 1885)

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Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the East Calder area or see them printed on a map.

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Church Records

The parish church has records for birth dating from 1642, for marriages from 1704 and for deaths from 1708. These are held in the General Register Office for Scotland in Edinburgh and copies on microfilm may be consulted in the Midlothian Studies Centre in Loanhead and also in LDS Family History Centres around the world.

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for East Calder from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from East Calder to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Statistics

For a social and economic record of the parishes of East Lothian together with considerable statistical material, see Sir John Sinclair's Statistical Account of Scotland, which was compiled in the 1790s. Follow-up works to this were the New Statistical Account (also known as the Second Statistical Account) which was prepared in the 1830s and 1840s; and more recently the Third Statistical Account which has been prepared since the Second World War.

Thanks to a joint venture between the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh the First and Second Statistical Accounts can now be accessed on-line at The Statistical Accounts of Scotland, 1791-1799 and 1845.