Friday, February 11, 2011

1911 Scottish Census to Be Released in April

While the 1911 census returns for England and Wales were made public in 1909, Scottish legislation exempts personal Census records from disclosure until after a 100 year closure period. Those 100 years are finally almost over, and the Registrar General for Scotland officially announced this week that the 1911 Scottish census records will be released on April 5, 2011.

The 1911 national Scottish census includes details collected from more than 4.7 million Scots, including the name, address, age, occupation, birth place and marital status of everyone enumerated in the 1911 census. The release also marks the first time that census data will be presented in full color, rather than black and white.

The 1911 census will be released on ScotlandsPeople, the official government source for Scottish genealogy, census and family research. It will cost 1 credit to view an index entry for the 1911 census. An image will cost 5 credits and will span two pages.

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