Scottish Shipping 1861 & 1871 completed
A big thank-you to all who have contributed to putting more than five thousand records online.
Renfrew 1871 completed
A big thank-you to all who have contributed to this milestone — all the census years from 1841 to 1871 are now complete for Renfrewshire.
Clackmannan 1851 completed
Congratulations to all involved with completing this census year. Thank you all for putting more than 21 thousand records online.
Kinross 1861 completed
Congratulations and a big thank-you to all our volunteers who contributed to this milestone, together putting 8,724 records online.
This completes all the Kinross census years for which we have images — 1841–1871.
Argyll 1871 completed
Congratulations to all involved! Thank you all for getting more than 79 thousand records online.
Ross & Cromarty 1851 — can you help?
Are you someone who was working on the Ross & Cromarty census for 1851? Do you still have the census images you were working from? Or perhaps you are still in touch with someone who was working on that census?
If you can answer
Maybe, to any of these, please contact Scotland Coordinator, Margaret Singleton. Thank you!
Welcome to the the Scotland Free Census Project. This project’s aim is to provide a “free-to-view” online searchable database of the 19th century Scottish census returns. It is part of the larger UK Free Census Project (FreeCEN).
For more information on the project and how to get involved, please read the project questions and answers.
More than 6.5 million Scottish Census records are now available for searching! Uploaded returns can be searched in the UK FreeCEN database. If you need help searching the database, or would like more information on the Scottish transcriptions, please read Michelle Jeffery’s database search hints.
For information on a specific county, please select the relevant county home page in the summary table below, or email the County Coordinator.
Please keep in mind that most of our County Coordinators also work full time and have personal priorities. We try to answer immediately but that isn't always possible. Please give us a week or so to answer. If we don't answer in that time, please contact the Scotland Coordinator, Margaret Singleton, for assistance.
Unfortunately, we currently have no more Scottish census images to transcribe. We still have opportunities for experienced volunteers to work as checkers, but we are not recruiting transcribers. If you would like to become a transcriber for another part of the UK, please contact FreeCEN Chairperson, Brenda Bowers, who will gladly get you started.
We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all the people who have contributed to the Scotland Free Census Project.