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Clackmannan FreeCEN Project


Welcome to the Clackmannanshire Free Census Project. This project is dedicated to transcribing the 19th century census returns for the Clackmannanshire parishes, and making these transcriptions freely available online as part of the UK Free Census Project (FreeCEN).

1841 — complete and online

The FreeCEN transcriptions for 1841 Clackmannanshire had all been done way back in 2003 under the auspices of the County’s first coordinator, Laura Benoit. Then somehow “The Wee County” managed to slip out of sight. The task of putting them all online was finally completed in November 2009 by David Robertson and his team of volunteers. More than 17,500 records are now available for searching free online. See the Census Progress Table for a list of parishes.

Beyond 1841

We are very grateful to CSFHS who have donated transcriptions of the 1851 census. We will be converting these to FreeCEN format, then checking and validating them before putting online.

We have nothing else to transcribe at present. For other enquiries about Clackmannanshire, please contact Scotland Coordinator, or visit the FreeCEN Scotland website.

Clackmannanshire Help

To aid you in interpreting and using the FreeCEN transcriptions for Clackmannanshire, we have provided a page of Clackmannanshire Notes on this site. These include a map of the county, an explanation of the 1891 boundary changes, a look at the population numbers and a list of books you may find useful.

See the links in the sidebar for further selected sources of help. These include a link to the website of the Central Scotland Family History Society (CSFHS) whose area of interest includes Clackmannanshire.

Last updated: 17th February 2017

The Clackmannan Team 2007–9: a global effort!

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Heather Whitwell
(Western Australia)
Michelle Jeffery
SCT Coordinator
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Mary McIntyre
Alex MacLeod
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David Robertson
County Coordinator
Stella Whitelaw
Alison O'Neill