Source:Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census

Source 1871 Scotland Census
Author General Register Office for Scotland
Place Scotland
Year range 1871 - 1871
Subject Census records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Place issued Edinburgh
General Register Office for Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh).
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Family History Centerscans of original returns history center
FamilySearchhttps://familysearch.orgFree website
FreeCEN website

Extracted information from the 1871 Census covering Scotland, available from the General Register Office for Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. The official census date was the night of 2/3 April 1871. Information recorded for each person included place of residence, name, relationship to head-of-household, marital status, age, sex, occupation, and birthplace.

Source Information

ScotlandsPeople is the privately-run agency the Scottish government provides for public access to all their records. An initial browse to confirm an individual's existence in the census is free. There is a charge for all further information.'s Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191 provided by General Register Office for Scotland, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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