Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scotland's 1911 Census to Be Released in April

Posted by Jan Meisels Allen

The Registrar General of Scotland announced that on April 5, 2011 the General Register Office for Scotland will release details on over 4.7 million Scots. The records will include the name, address, age, occupation, birthplace and marital status of everyone included in the 1911 census--and details about their children. This is the last population census taken before World War I, therefore, this will be the last time mentioned in a Scotland census for those who perished in that War.

A census is taken every 10 years in Great Britain and released after 100 years. The 2011 census will be taken on March 27.

To read more go to: http://tinyurl.com/4dgs542

For the full url go to:
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Content/Help/index.aspx?r=546&2066

The 1911 census will be available on Scotlandspeople.gov and there is a minimal charge to view an index entry or image. Each image spans two pages. For more information on payment see: http://tinyurl.com/4to5njw
or for the original url see:
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?r=551&394

Thank you to Dick Eastman and his Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for alerting us to this upcoming census release.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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