Kirkcudbright 1841 & Wigtown 1871 Complete!
Congratulations and thanks to Kenny Mair and Kathy Litwin and their team of volunteers for putting all 41 thousand records online for Kirkcudbright 1841.
And well done again to Rena Mitchell and her volunteers for completing Wigtownshire 1871. This is the fourth complete census year for Wigtownshire, totalling more than 163 thousand records altogether.
A couple more county-years remain tantalisingly close to completion: we wish those concerned all the best as they work on their remaining pieces.
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 five 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 table below or email the County Coordinator.
If you are not yet involved, why not think about volunteering to become a transcriber, or even a County Coordinator? We need more volunteers now to help keep this project moving forward. If you are interested, please contact one of the County Coordinators listed in the table below or one of the Scotland Coordinators, Rena Mitchell and David Robertson. We provide full support for all our volunteers. In addition, there is a page of resources for transcribers and checkers, plus a corresponding page of resources for coordinators.
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 one of the Scotland Coordinators (see above) for assistance.
We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all the people who have made the Scotland Free Census Project a success.