1911 Scotland Census Released

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1911 Scotland Census Released

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

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, 1911, the same date as for England and Wales. Scanning was done in color.

Here is the search page:

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/search/census/index.aspx?1911

A guide to using the 1911 census is available at this link:

A sample page has been made available, seen above.

ScotlandsPeople says:

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.

1911 Scotland Census Released

Image of a 1911 census enumeration book cover

The 1911 census records of England, Wales and Ireland are the original schedules as completed by heads of households, institutions and vessels.

The Scottish records are the enumeration books which contain information transcribed from the household schedules as with all previous censuses back to 1841.  They are made available as full colour images.

The Scottish household schedules were destroyed after the completion of work on the census.

I and my fellow Scots genealogy researchers are champing at the bit to use this. And now excuse me, please. I have to go find my grandfather in Aberdeen!

For more help with Scottish family history research, try:

Finding Scottish Ancestors Online

Finding Scottish Ancestors Online helps you use leading websites and lesser-known databases for Scottish research, featuring search strategies for finding parish records, civil registrations, marriages, wills, tax lists, property

Finding Scottish Ancestors Online

Finding Scottish Ancestors Online

assessments, burial registers, and other records.

You’ll also find resources for Scottish place names and geographical location research, and discover supporting resources, including help with Scottish handwriting, clans and tartans, and tutorials to advance your skills with Scottish records.

 

 

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