Monday, 22 March 2010

Format of the 1911 Scottish census

I mentioned a few days ago that work was underway for the digitisation and indexing of the 1911 Scottish census. I've learned today that unlike the same census for England, Wales and Ireland, where the original household schedules survived and have been digitised and made available online, the same schedules have NOT survived for Scotland.

So exactly what is the form of the 1911 Scottish census? The enumerators' returns have survived, as with previous censuses, but in the 1911 returns the information is recorded across TWO pages. As with the English and Irish returns the entries include the same information on the length of marriage, the number of children from the marriage and the number who have survived. But don't be expecting additional pages describing outhouses etc - there aren't any.

It has also been clarified again that the returns will be out next year in April at the earliest, but not before.

(With grateful thanks to Dee Williams at the ScotlandsPeople Centre).

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