The following announcement is from the General Register Office for Scotland:
ORIGINAL IMAGES OF THE 1881 SCOTTISH CENSUS GO ONLINE
Exclusively available at ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk
Today images of the original 1881 Scottish census records are being made exclusively available on the website www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, the official Government source of genealogical data for
The census images chart the lives of the 3.7 million Scots living in
The new images of the census records will enable family historians to more easily trace their Scottish roots and the digitised versions of the original documents can also provide a keepsake of their ancestors’ lives.
This census offers a wealth of information about our ancestors’ lives in Scotland in 1881, a year when William Gladstone was Prime Minister of Great Britain, a treaty was signed ending the first Boer War, Alexander Fleming, the inventor of penicillin, was born in Ayrshire and Queens Park triumphed over Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup Final.
In addition to the high-quality images of the census entries, transcriptions of the census records are also available on the ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk website and the census is fully searchable by surname.
Duncan Macniven, Registrar General for
Chris van der Kuyl, chief executive of brightsolid online publishing, said: “We are delighted to release the 1881 census online. This has been a hugely successful partnership with General Register Office for
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