Friday, 16 June 2006

1841 Census of Scotland

Ancestry.com recently added a transcription of this census to their UK offerring. As I blogged back in March, some of these records have been available through FreeCen, but it is good to have a more complete census and one that is integrated with their search engine.

A few words of caution:

1. In the notes Ancestry point out a number of parishes and census districts that are missing;
2. Unfortunatly these are only transcriptions, with no ability to view the original record;
3. As with the 1841 census of England and Wales, the information is not as extensive as in later years -- there is no indication of how people in a home relate to each other;
4. Birthplace information is sketchy.

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