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Fife FreeCENsus Project

Scotland showing Fife

Welcome to the Fife Free Census Project. Our aim is to transcribe and put freely online the 19th century census returns for Fife.

We have completed [1] the transcription of the 1841 census. The 105,423 records are online and available for searching (see sidebar).

We have just completed the 1851 census. The last parish (Scoonie) went online in September 2012.

The bigger picture

This project is part of FreeCEN Scotland, itself part of the UK Free Census Project (FreeCEN). For more information on this project and how to get involved, please read the Project FAQs.

If you are interested in helping with another county or parish in Scotland, please see the FreeCEN Scotland site.

1851 progress

Progress by Parish and transcription stage for 1851. The status of a division may be transcribed, checked, validated, or online.
Parish EDs Pages Transcriber Checker Validator Status
No. Name
Records online 154,412
399 Abbotshall 1–6 137 Yes Yes NY Online
7–13 137 Yes Yes NY Online
400 Abdie 1–4 83 Yes Yes NY Online
401 Aberdour 1–8 105 Yes BP NY Online
402 Anstruther Easter 1 58 Yes BP NY Online
403 Anstruther Wester 1–2 25 ES BP NY Online
404 Arngask FIF 1 15 Yes Yes NY Online
Arngask KRS 1 11 Yes Yes NY Online
Arngask PER 1 11 Yes Yes NY Online
405 Auchterderran 1–8 181 ES NY MS Online
406 Auchtermuchty 1–6 207 Yes CM NY Online
407 Auchtertool 1–2 28 Yes Yes Yes Online
408 Ballingry 1–3 33 Yes Yes NY Online
409 Balmerino 1–3 49 Yes Yes NY Online
410 Beath 1–2 72 Yes Yes NY Online
411 Burntisland 1–5 139 Yes Yes NY Online
1 22 Yes Yes NY Online
412 Cameron 1–3 63 BP-P MM NY Online
413 Carnbee 1–4 66 Yes BP Yes Online
414 Carnock 1–7 172 MM Yes Yes Online
415 Ceres 1–8 163 Yes CM Yes Online
416 Collessie 1–5 82 Yes CM Yes Online
417 Crail Burgh 1–3 77 DL BP-P NY Online
Crail Parish 1–4 41 Yes JH NY Online
418 Creich 1–2 23 Yes YT NY Online
419 Cults 1 47 Yes Yes Yes Online
420 Cupar 1–4 180 CM NY MS Online
5–7 + PI 118 CM NY MS Online
1–3 93 CM JH NY Online
421 Dairsie 1 37 Yes Yes Yes Online
422 Dalgety 1–4 90 Yes Yes NY Online
423 Dunbog 1 16 Yes Yes Yes Online
424 Dunfermline Burgh 1–7 189 JS BP NY Online
Dunfermline Parish 1–7 199 Yes BP NY Online
8–12 385 JS JH NY Online
Dunfermline Burgh 8–15 157 Yes PT NY Online
16–22 197 BP-P BP NY Online
Dunfermline 23–30 + PIs 199 JS JH NY Online
425 Dunino 1 15 Yes Yes Yes Online
426 Dysart Burgh 1–8 231 PT BP NY Online
Dysart 9–14 193 BP JH NY Online
1–2 41 PT JH NY Online
427 Elie 1–3 46 Yes NY MS Online
428 Falkland 1–8 169 Yes CM Yes Online
429 Ferry Port on Craig 1–3 114 Yes DH NY Online
430 Flisk 1–2 14 Yes Yes Yes Online
431 Forgan 1–2 59 PT YT NY Online
432 Inverkeithing Burgh 1–2 96 JMc BP-P Yes Online
Inverkeithing 1 35 JMc BP NY Online
69 JMc BP NY Online
433 Kemback 1–2 52 PT NY MS Online
434 Kennoway 1–7 131 PT Yes NY Online
435 Kettle 1–4 139 Yes Yes NY Online
436 Kilconquhar 1–7 144 AS CM NY Online
437 Kilmany 1–3 44 Yes NY MS Online
438 Kilrenny 1–5 109 Yes Yes NY Online
1 18 Yes Yes NY Online
439 Kinghorn 1–6 82 Yes Yes NY Online
1–5 + PI 77 Yes Yes NY Online
440 Kinglassie 1–3 68 Yes Yes NY Online
441 Kingsbarns 1–4 51 GH BP NY Online
442 Kirkcaldy 1–8 163 Yes Yes NY Online
9–15 136 Yes BP NY Online
1 10 Yes NY MS Online
443 Largo 1–6 + PI 152 PT BP NY Online
444 Leslie 1–7 197 CM BP NY Online
445 Leuchars 1–5 106 GH BP NY Online
446 Logie 1–2 27 Yes Yes NY Online
447 Markinch 1–8 150 CM BP NY Online
9–15 173 CM BP NY Online
448 Monimail 1–2 59 Yes Yes NY Online
449 Moonzie 1 12 Yes Yes NY Online
450 Newburgh 1–5 150 SL Yes Yes Online
1 19 SL NY MS Online
451 Newburn 1–2 22 NY Yes Yes Online
452 Pittenween Burgh 1–3 74 JMc HW NY Online
Pittenween & St Andrews 1 2 NY HW NY Online
453 St Andrews & St Leonards 1–8 236 YT BP NY Online
1–9 116 YT BP NY Online
St Leonards1–2 31 YT HW Yes Online
454 St Monance 1–2 67 ES DH MS Online
455 Saline 1–7 102 GH DH NY Online
456 Scoonie 1–5 161 NY HW NY Online
457 Strathmiglo 1–6 133 GH BP Yes Online
458 Torryburn 1–4 73 JMc HW NY Online
459 Wemyss 1–3a 134 MM Yes Yes Online
3–7 170 MM Yes Yes Online

1841 Census summary

Records online

Total population:
~140,100
Records completed:
[1] ~75%
Records online:
105,423

Parishes online

The following Fife Parishes have been transcribed and put online. The original returns for fourteen Parishes were lost in transit to Edinburgh. [1].

399
Abbotshall
401
Aberdour
402
Anstruther Easter
403
Anstruther Wester
404
Arngask [2]
405
Auchterderran
407
Auchtertool
408
Ballingry
410
Beath
411
Burntisland [2]
412
Cameron
413
Carnbee
414
Carnock
417
Crail
422
Dalgetty
424
Dunfermline
425
Dunino
426
Dysart
427
Elie
428
Falkland
429
Ferry Port o Craig
430
Flisk
431
Forgan
432
Inverkeithing
433
Kemback
434
Kennoway [2]
435
Kettle
436
Kilconquhar
437
Kilmany
438
Kilrenny
441
Kingsbarns
443
Largo
445
Leuchars
446
Logie
447
Markinch
448
Monimail
449
Moonzie
450
Newburgh
451
Newburn
452
Pittenween
453
St Andrews & St Leonards
454
St Monance
455
Saline
456
Scoonie
457
Strathmiglo
458
Torryburn
459
Wemyss

Footnotes

  1. In 1841 a small ferryboat sank in the Forth estuary, on its way to Edinburgh, and returns for fourteen Fife parishes were lost. These were Abdie, Auchtermuchty, Balmerino, Ceres, Collessie, Creich, Cults, Cupar, Dairsie, Dunbog, Kinghorn, Kinglassie, Kirkcaldy and Leslie.
  2. Some parishes (Arngask, Burntisland and Kennoway) are known to have missing books.