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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

1851 2% Census Extractions

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1851 Census Database Search by David Stuart - great resource!

1852-1857 Highlands & Islands Emigration Passenger Lists Search Engine

1861 Scottish Census Online at Ancestry.co.uk

1871 Scottish Census Online at Ancestry.co.uk

1881 Scottish Census Records Online at Ancestry.co.uk

1891 & 1901 Scottish Census at ScotlandsPeople - Pay per view

1901 Scottish Census Records at Ancestry.co.uk

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Midlothian   Midlothian Genealogy at GenWeb     Midlothian Queries

1841 Census Search (partial)

1851 Census Search (partial)

1861 Census Search (partial)

1851 Duddingston Edinburgh 2% Extraction

1851 St. Cuthbert Census Extract

1881 Census of City Poorhouse, Colinton, Edinburgh

1881 Census of City Poorhouse, North Junction, North Leith, Edinburgh

1881 Census of City Poorhouse, South Leith, Edinburgh

1881 Census of St Cuthberts Poorhouse, Edinburgh

Other Records

1500s-1800s various databases for Duddingston

1500s-1800s various databases for Inveresk

1500s-1800s various databases for Liberton

1646-1924 Schoolmasters at Corstorphine

1842-1905 County Directories of Corstorphine

1852 Slater's Commercial Directory of Corstorphine and Gogar Area

1914-1918 WWI Dead

1939-1945 WWII Dead

1938-1939 Edinburgh Suburban Directory - Corstorphine 

Surnames starting with:

[A-B]    [C-D]    [E-I]    [J-L]    [M-P]    [R-S]    [T-Y]
1939-1940 Edinburgh Suburban Directory - Corstorphine 

(partial)  Surnames starting with:

[A-B]    [C-D]    [E-I]    [J-L]    [M-P]    [R-S]    [T-Y]

*Midlothian (Edinburgh), Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry


Moray  

Morayshire Family History    Moray Genealogy at GenWeb   Moray Queries

1811 Census of Dallas, Moray

Other Records

Libindx - Over 200,000 names in Moray, Scotland are included in this index provided by the Local Heritage Service.

Monumental Inscriptions of Dallas, Morayshire

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


Nairnshire   Nairnshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Nairnshire Queries

No known free census online.... Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory!

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


Orkney   Orkney Genealogy at GenWeb    Orkney Queries

1841 Census (partial)

1841 Census of Papa Westray

1841 Census of Sanday

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 Censuses of Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre and Eynhallow are all online at Rousay Roots

1851 Census of Papa Westray

Other Records

Birth, Baptism and Marriage Indices

Surnames of the Orkney Islands

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


Peeblesshire   Peeblesshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Peeblesshire Queries

1841 Census Search

1851 Census Search

1861 Census Search

1891 Census Index Search Engine


Perthshire   Perthshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Perthshire Queries

1851 Census of Village of Dull (partial extraction)

1871 & 1891 Census of Dunning Parish - Downloadable files

Other Records

Dundee Poor House Registers

Howff Dundee City Cemetery Records

St. Serf's Church Graveyard Survey for Dunning Parish

1785-1898 Wesleyan Register of Methodist Baptisms

1909-1911 Vehicle Registrations

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


Renfrewshire   Renfrewshire Genealogy at GenWeb   Renfrewshire Queries

1881-1901 Census Search Engine

*Renfrewshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry


Ross & Cromarty  Ross & Cromarty Genealogy at GenWeb   Queries

1841 Census of Altandoo, Parish of Lochbroom

1841 Census of Reiff, Parish of Lochbroom

1841 Census of Ross and Cromarty (partial)

1841 Census Extracts at Terry's Relative Finder

1851 Census of Altandow

1851 Census of Reiff, Parish of Lochbroom / Ullapool

1861 Census of Altandow, District of Coigach, Parish of Lochbroom

1861 Census of Reiff, Parish of Lochbroom, Coigach District

1871 Census of Reiff, Parish of Lochbroom, Coigach District

1881-1901 Census Search Engine

1881 Census of Altandow, Coigach, Parish of Lochbroom

1881 Census of Easter Ross Poorhouse, Tain

1881 Census of Reiff, Parish of Lochbroom, Coigach District

1891 Census of Reiff, Faochag and Camusglassellan

Other Records

1744 Householders in Cromarty

1814 Militia List for Cromarty Parish


Roxburghshire    Queries

1841 Census Search

1851 Census Search

1861 Census Search

1881 Census of Union Workhouse Residents at Hawick

1881 Census of Union Workhouse Residents at Jedburgh

Other Records

1797-1802 Lieutenancy Book Images

1825-1862 Death Register of Hawick

Border County Strays Found in Australia

*Roxburghshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry


Selkirkshire   Selkirkshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Selkirkshire Queries

1841 Census Search

1851 Census Search

1861 Census Search

*Selkirkshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry


Shetland   Shetland Isles Genealogy at GenWeb

1841 & 1851 Census of Isle of Foula

1861 & 1871 Census of Isle of Foula

1891 Census of Isle of Foula

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


Stirlingshire   Stirlingshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Sterlingshire Queries

No known free census online.... Submit census links for inclusion in Census Finder's Directory!

*Stirlingshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry


Sutherland   Sutherland Genealogy at GenWeb    Sutherland Queries

Mid 1800's Census Strays

Other Records

The Highland Hearts Genealogy Site seems to have closed.

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


West Lothian   West Lothian Genealogy at GenWeb    West Lothian Queries

1841 Census Records of Uphall Parish

1851 Census Records of Uphall Parish

*West Lothian, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry


Western Isles   Western Isles Genealogy at GenWeb    Queries

 (Hebrides)

Emigrants fromTolsta to Other lands


Wigtownshire   Wigtownshire Genealogy at GenWeb    Wigtownshire Queries

1684 Lists of Wigtownshire and Minnigaff

1851 Census Index of Glasserton

1851 Census Index of Inch

1851 Census Index of Kirkcolm

1851 Census Index of Kirkcowan

1851 Census Index of Kirkinner

1851 Census Index of Kirkmaiden / Drummore

1851 Census Index of Leswalt

1861 Census Index of Minnigaff

1851 Census Index of Mochrum

1851 Census Index of New Luce

1851 Census Index of Old Luce / Glenluce

1851 Census Index of Penninghame

1851 Census Index of Portpatrick

1851 Census Index of Sorbie

1851 Census Index of Stoneykirk

1851 Census Index of Stranraer

1851 Census Index of Whithorn

1861 Census Index of Wigtown & Minnigaff

1851 Census Transcription of Penninghame Parish

1851 Census of Wigtownshire 

1861 Census Transcription of Penninghame Parish

1881 Census of Combination Poor House - Dalrymple St, Inch, Stranraer, Wigtown

Other Records

Wigtown Free Press - free lookups

1783-1818 Deaths in Portpatrick Parish

1788-1797 Deaths in Stoneykirk Parish

Early-Mid 1800s Chelsea Royal Hospital Discharged Soldiers List

1855 Deaths

M'Kerlie's Wigtownshire Estates, Properties and Farms (pub. 1870 & 1877)

1912 Trade Directory of Wigtown

*Wigtownshire, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry


 

 

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Caithness-Lanarkshire

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