06 October 2011

Findmypast.co.uk adds Scottish census 1841 and 1851 transcriptions

The following information is from findmypast.co.uk

We have freshly transcribed these records to bring you full and detailed information about your Scottish ancestors, so if you haven't been able to find who you're looking for in the past, it's well worth another try now.
Findmypast.co.uk's transcription accuracy is well over 98% and we think you'll find our transcriptions more accurate than any other online family history company.
Find out the crucial details about your ancestors by viewing our high-quality transcriptions. Due to the General Register Office for Scotland's licensing regulations, it is not possible to view the original census images on findmypast.co.uk
The release of the 1841 and 1851 Scottish censuses marks the first step of our ongoing project to bring you closer to your Scottish ancestors. We will publish the rest of the Scottish censuses as we transcribe them, so you can expect to see regular releases in the coming months.
Search the Scottish censuses now
Comment: Even Findmypast, part of the company that operates the Scotlandspeople site for the GRO Scotland, was unable to pry the original images out of them.

Findmypast is playing catchup with Ancestry on Scottish census which has everything available, and there are plenty of missing records, from 1841 to 1901.

FreeCEN already has quite good coverage of the early census for Scotland.

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