Home Page for FreeCEN Kirkcudbrightshire


Welcome to the home page for the Kirkcudbrightshire Free Census Project. This project is dedicated to transcribing the 19th century census returns for the Kirkcudbrightshire parishes, and making these transcriptions freely available online as part of the UK Free Census Project (FreeCEN).

1841—We've Done It!

You may know that the FreeCEN transcriptions for 1841 Kirkcudbrightshire were started some time ago and saw the reign of 2 coordinators come and go. There was also the problem where some of the transcription sheets were mislaid.

The good news is that we now have the whole 1841 census for Kirkcudbrightshire online! (see Census Progress for details)

Kirkcudbrightshire Help

To aid you in interpreting and using the FreeCEN transcriptions for Kirkcudbrightshire, we have provided a page of Kirkcudbrightshire Notes on this site. These include a map of the county, an explanation of the parish changes between censuses, a look at the data available from the Old Parish Registers and a list of online books that you may find useful.

See the links in the sidebar for further selected sources of help. These include a link to the website of the Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society (DGFHS) whose area of interest includes Kirkcudbrightshire.

Beyond 1841?

I'm not sure a this time whether we have 1851 data for Kirkcudbrightshire. This could be done under an agreement with the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) after the LDS broke the agreement we had originally.

When we are ready to start, we shall once again be calling for volunteers for the Kirkcudbrightshire project and you can contact the joint coordinators here: and

The Kirkcudbright Team: a global effort!
Flag of Canada Kathy Litwin
Joint Coordinator
Jess Speir
Flag of Scotland Kenny Mair
(South Lanarkshire)
Joint Coordinator
June Duncan
Rena Mitchell
(South Lanarkshire)
Scotland Coordinator
Flag of England Alison O'Neill
Flag of USA Jo–Ann Croft
(Rhode Island)