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.
by Sherry Irvine
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.
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:
*Caithness, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry
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*Clackmannanshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry
*Dumfries-shire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry
*Dunbartonshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry
*Fife, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records Search at Ancestry
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*Inverness-shire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry
Kincardineshire Kincardineshire Genealogy at GenWeb
*Kincardineshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry
*Kinross-shire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry
*Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry
*Lanarkshire (Glasgow), Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry
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