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"BIRSE, BIBSS. Of local origin from Birse in Aberdeenshire. Duncan de Byrss, burgess of Aberdeen in 1462 reappears in 1469 as Duncan of Birss (SCM., v, p. 23; CRA., p. 406). Margaret Birse was married in Edinburgh in 1597 (Edinb. Man.), Samuel Birss, writer to the signet in Edinburgh, was heir to Alexander Birss, tailor burgess of Edinburgh in 1611 (Inquis., 543). James Birse (Briss or Birce) in Keillsyd was witness in Aberdeen in 1688 (RPC., 3. ser. xm, p. 262, 272, 273), and Robert Birss was shipmaster at Montrose in 1762 (Brechin). John Birss in Dykehead of Borrowstoun is in record in 1723, and another John Birse, farmer at Bottomend, Aboyne, died in 1866. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Birse Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Birse family tree.
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