Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Are Scottish censuses coming to FamilySearch?

Thanks to genealogist Emma Jolly for providing a link to a collection of records scheduled to be made available on the new FamilySearch website for free in the future. The collection is dominated by English and Welsh collections, but there is one Scottish collection noted - Scotland 1841-1891 Censuses (FamilySearch Collection).

Clicking on the link provides a descriptor page, much of which has clearly been cut and pasted from the equivalent description records for England and Wales, as the Scottish census records are not held at Kew as stated, but in Edinburgh. Is FamilySearch doing what Ancestry did and indexing the records, or is this a mistake? The top of the page states 'This article describes a collection of historical records that is scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch'.

Time will tell...!

Chris

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2 comments:

Tunji said...

link: https://wiki.fsbeta.familysearch.org/en/Scotland_1841-1891_Censuses_%28FamilySearch_Collection%29

I looked around and saw another project relevant to Scottish family history listen:
https://wiki.fsbeta.familysearch.org/en/British_Isles,_Merchant_Marines,_Register_of_Seamen_Series_I_to_III_and_Seamen_Tickets_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29

It comes with the same message "FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records that is scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch."

Chris Paton said...

Cheers Tunji, useful to know!

Chris