Aberdeenshire 1871 completed!
Congratulations and thanks to every volunteer who contributed to putting Aberdeenshire 1871 online. This is the biggest year yet, with almost a quarter of a million records transcribed. Well done all!
Ross & Cromarty 1851 — can you help?
Are you someone who was working on the Ross & Cromarty census for 1851? Do you still have the census images you were working from? Or perhaps you are still in touch with someone who was working on that census?
If you can answer
Maybe, to any of these, please contact Scotland Coordinator, Rena Mitchell. Thank you!
Welcome to the the Scotland Free Census Project. This project’s aim is to provide a “free-to-view” online searchable database of the 19th century Scottish census returns. It is part of the larger UK Free Census Project (FreeCEN).
For more information on the project and how to get involved, please read the project questions and answers.
More than 6.1 million Scottish Census records are now available for searching! Uploaded returns can be searched in the UK FreeCEN database. If you need help searching the database, or would like more information on the Scottish transcriptions, please read Michelle Jeffery’s database search hints.
For information on a specific county, please select the relevant county home page in the summary table below, or email the County Coordinator.
Please keep in mind that most of our County Coordinators also work full time and have personal priorities. We try to answer immediately but that isn't always possible. Please give us a week or so to answer. If we don't answer in that time, please contact the Scotland Coordinator, Rena Mitchell, for assistance.
Unfortunately, we currently have no more Scottish census images to transcribe. We still have opportunities for experienced volunteers to work as checkers, but we are not recruiting transcribers. If you would like to become a transcriber for another part of the UK, please contact FreeCEN Chairperson, Brenda Bowers, who will gladly get you started.
We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all the people who have contributed to the Scotland Free Census Project.