Saturday, 2 April 2011

1851 Scottish census records on The Genealogist

The Genealogist ( has added some 1851 Scottish census records to its site. From the newsletter:

For the first time, Diamond subscribers can access a selection of the 1851 Scottish census records. The results will provide Forename, Surname, Age, Relation, Profession, Birth County, Birth Parish, Area and Street. You can search these records by Name, Age, County, Birth Place and Street. This record set contains approximately 59,000 entries. You'll find these records in the British & International section of your research view.

The collection is entitled Partial Scottish Census (1851), but there does not seem to be a breakdown of where the records are from, although there is an option to search in each county. I suspect this is therefore taken from the 1851 census 2% extract which was released on CD a few years back. If so, you have a one in fifty chance of finding your family, nevertheless if you have a subscription to the site, and your family is one of those included, happy days!

It's probably worth listing some of the other Scottish holdings on the site:

1406-1700 Roll of Edinburgh Burgesses and Guild-Brethren
1601 - 1700 Edinburgh Wills
1773-4 Edinburgh Directory
1857-8 Edinburgh Leith Directory
1880 Edinburgh Almanac
1891 Edinburgh Almanac
1892-1893 Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory
1914-1918 Edinburgh Royal High School Roll of Honour
1930-31 Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory
1930 (Circa) The Official Guide to Edinburgh

1728-1858 Glasgow University Matriculation Albums
1783-4 Glasgow Directory
1787 Glasgow Directory
1849-1850 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1851-2 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1861-62 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1874-1875 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1913-1914 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1914-1915 Glasgow Post Office Directory
1925-1926 Glasgow Post Office Directory

1882-3 Greenock Post Office Directory
1893-4 Perth & Perthshire Directory
1899-1900 UK Telephone Directory
1915 Orkney & Shetland Directory
1923-1924 Aberdeen Post Office Directory

1689-1710 Old Scots Navy
1825 Haddington Register
1860 Royal Scottish Volunteer Review in Holyrood Park
1873 Landowners of Scotland
1901-1925 Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates

1561-1570 Dunfermline Parish Registers
1642-1720 Melrose Parish Registers
1673-1714 Torphichen Parish Registers
1728-1854 Restalrig Parish Registers
1764-1814 Durness Parish Registers

Scottish Landowner Records 1872-1873

The site also carries many overseas GRO indexes, which although must be ordered from Southport in England, do incldue events for British citizens from across the UK.

(With thanks to The Genealogist)


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