1911 Scotland Census Released

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1911 Scotland Census Released

1911 Scotland Census

1911 Scotland Census

The 1911 Scotland census is being released today (yay!) by the Registrar General for Scotland at 11 a.m. BST (or 3 a.m. Pacific).

Here is the search page:


There are 4.7 million Scots named in this census, 2,307,603 males and 2,451,842 females, an increase of 287,342 over 1901. Fields in the census include name, address, age, occupation, birthplace and marital status of everyone enumerated, as well as details about their children. The 1911 Scotland census was taken on Sunday, April 2nd, the same date as for England and Wales.

Scanning was done in color. A sample page has been made available:

The Web site says:

It will cost 1 credit to view an index entry for the 1911 census. An image will cost 5 credits. Unlike previous censuses, the image spans two pages due to the additional questions that were asked about the fertility of marriage and the profession or occupation. Each page measures 34 cm long by 43 cm high so the images are best viewed on your computer screen or if printed, on size A3 paper.

Unlike previous censuses there are no plans in the immediate future to relocate the enumeration books to New Register House in Edinburgh because the books need 73.5 metres of shelving.

To open an account at ScotlandsPeople, visit:


And now excuse me, please. I have to go find my grandfather in Aberdeen!

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