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Scottish Census Notes

Census enumerations for Scotland began in 1801 and continued every 10 years, however the official census returns did not contain names until 1841.  1801-1831 Scottish census records were statistical only and contained no names at all, making them to be of little value in genealogy research.

1841 Scottish census schedules are the first ones to survive completely intact.

1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, & 1901 Scottish census records are the best census resources for Scotland as they give more detailed and correct information than do the earlier censuses.

Beginning Scottish Research

by Sherry Irvine

Scottish Directories

Directories were an early form of advertising, telling businesses about other businesses and informing those with purchasing power who was providing supplies and services. Scotland before 1900 was not a consumer society and most people had little or no disposable income. In other words, directories list very limited numbers of people before the 1850s, and although more people are in the post office directories of the late Victorian period, this is far from being anything like the coverage of the census enumerations.
This immediately brings up a question of the value of directories at a time when indexes to Scottish census returns are not far from being completed. Why consult directories? The answer lies....... Read More.

Using Ancestry Scottish Census Transcripts

by Sherry Irvine

Not long ago transcripts of the 1851 and 1861 census returns of Scotland were added to Ancestry.  They are valuable additions to the British census data for two reasons, they straddle the start of Scottish civil registration which began in..... Read More.


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Scottish Census Records Online:

1841 Census of various locations Partial

1851 Scottish Census Online at Ancestry.co.uk

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Aberdeenshire    Aberdeenshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Queries

1841-1891 Census Download for Cabrach Parish (historically split between Aberdeenshire and Banffshire)

1841 Census of Glenbucket

1841 Census of Strathdon Parish (includes Tarland and Migvie Parishes)

1851 Census of Aberdeen West (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Aberdour (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Belhelvie (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Cluny (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Glenbucket

1851 Census of King Edward (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Peterhead (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Rayne (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Strathdon ED 1

1851 Census of Strathdon ED 3

1851 Census of Strathdon ED 4

1851 Census of Strathdon ED 5

1851 Census of Strathdon ED 6

1861 Census of Strathdon ED 4

1861 Census of Strathdon ED 5

1861 Census of Strathdon ED 7

1881 Census of Buchan Poorhouse at New Maud & New Deer, Aberdeen

1881 Census of City Poor House, Nelson St, St. Nicholas, Aberdeen

1881 Census of Old Machar Poorhouse, St Machar Place, Aberdeen

Other Records

BDM Exchange

1696 Glenbuchat Poll Book

1727-1820 Births of Strathdon Parish

1782-1800 Births of Strathdon / Corgarff

1820-1841 Births of Strathdon Parish

1854-1910 Pilot's Returns

1872-1875 Smallpox Patients at Mounthooly

1874-1912 Pitsligo School Headteacher's Log Book

*Aberdeenshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry


Angus   Angus Scotland Genealogy at GenWeb    Angus Queries

1841 Census of County Angus (partial)

1841 Census of Arbirlot Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Dundee (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Brechin-Forfarshire (partial extraction)

1851 Census of St. Vigeans - Forfarshire (partial extraction)

1881 Census of Arbroath Poorhouse at St. Vigeans, Forfar

1881 Census of Dundee East Poorhouse

1881 Census of Dundee West Poorhouse

1881 Census of Forfar West Poorhouse

*Angus (Forfar), Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry


Argyll   Argyll Scotland Genealogy at GenWeb    Argyll Queries

1841 Census of Argyllshire (partial)

1841 Census of Colonsay Parish

1841 Census Transcription of Isle of Muck

1841 Census of Oronsay Parish

1841 Census of Skipness House - The Mill and Farm

1841 Census of Skipness Village

1851 Census of Colonsay Parish

1851 Census of Kilbrandon and Kilchatten Parishes

1851 Census Transcription of Isle of Muck

1861 Census of Colonsay Parish

1861 Census of Kilbrandon and Kilchatten Parishes

1861 Census Transcription of Isle of Muck

1871 Census of Colonsay Parish

1871 Census of Kilbrandon and Kilchatten Parishes

1871 Census Transcription of Isle of Muck

1881 Census of Colonsay Parish

1881 Census Transcription of Isle of Muck

1881 Census of Union Workhouse at Campbell, Argyll

1881 Census of Islay Union Workhouse at Bowmore, Argyll

1881 Census of Lochgilphead Union Workhouse at Glassary, Argyll

1881 Census of Lorn Union Workhouse at Kilmore & Kilbride, Argyll

1881 Census of Mull Union Workhouse at Kilninian & Kilmore, Argyll

1891 Census of Colonsay Parish

1891 Census Transcription of Isle of Muck

1901 Census of Colonsay Parish

Other Records

Islay Immigrant Index

Isle of Islay - Old Parish Records

Isle of Mull Genealogy - has birth and burial index searches.

1722-1856 Old Parish Records for some parishes

1733-1741 Kilchoman Islay Farm Rentals

1794 98th Argyllshire Highlanders

1796-1854 Marriages in Colonsay Parish (PDF File)

1796-1855 Baptisms in Colonsay Parish (PDF File)

1811 Tenant Records for Islay

1836 Islay Tenants Rental List

1848-1854 Deaths in Colonsay Parish (PDF File)

Pre 1875 Vital Records for Islay

Colonsay Gravestones (PDF File)

Oronsay Gravestones (PDF File)

*Argyll, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry


Ayrshire   Ayrshire Scotland Genealogy at GenWeb    Ayrshire Queries

1819 Inhabitants of Stevenston taken from the 1819 Landsborough list

1822 Inhabitants of Stevenston taken from the 1819 Landsborough list

1835 Census of Parish of Stevenston, (January)

1835 Census of Parish of Stevenston, (August)

1836 Inhabitants of Stevenston taken from the 1819 Landsborough list

1841 Census Records Transcription

1851 Census of Ardrossan Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Ardrossan at GenForum (partial extraction)

1851 Census of Colmonell Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Dalmellington Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Dalry Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Dreghorn Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Kirkmichael Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Loudon Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Mauchline Parish (partial)

1851 Census of Newton Upper Ayr (partial)

1851 Census of Newton Upper Ayr at Genforum (partial extraction)

1881 Census of Union Workhouse at Ayr

Other Records

1691 Hearth Tax Index

1787 Directory of Glasgow

1837 Pigots Directory

1837 Pigot's Directory of Androssan

1837 Pigot's Directory of Dalry

1837 Pigot's Directory of Kilwinning

1837 Pigot's Directory of Saltcoats and Stevenston

1837 Pigot's Directory of West Kilbride

1839-1925 Poor Relief Applications in Kilwinning

1859-1925 Poor Relief Applications in Androssan

1859-1925 Poor Relief Applications in Stevenston

Dalrymple Parish Register Transcriptions

Stair Parish Church Baptismal Register

Surname Database Index

WWI Roll of Honor for Androssan

WWI Roll of Honor for Dalry

WWI Roll of Honor for Kilwinning

WWI Roll of Honor for West Kilbride

WWI Roll of Honor for Saltcoats

WWI Roll of Honor for Stevenston

*Ayrshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry


Banffshire   Banffshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Banffshire Queries

1841-1891 Census Download for Cabrach Parish (historically split between Aberdeenshire and Banffshire)

1851 Census of Boyndie (partial extraction)

Banffshire Surname List

*Banffshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry


Berwickshire    Berwickshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Berwickshire Queries

1841 Census Search

1851 Census Search

1851 Census of the Bridewell Jail

1861 Census Search

1871 Census Transcription of Berwick, Scotland

Other Records

1807 Cairns Directory of Berwick Upon Tweed


Bute    Buteshire Scotland Genealogy at GenWeb    Bute Queries

(islands of Arran and Bute)

1841 Census of Bute (partial)

Other Records

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