I don’t usually cover genealogy matters in Scotland (English ones keep me busy enough!!), but I thought I would make an exception today. FindMyPast has just released the 1901 census for the whole of Scotland which means they now offer on their .co.uk site Scottish census 1841 – 1901. This might be handy to know if you have ancestors in England who lived in the counties which border Scotland.
If you have ancestors who went off to America then you will be pleased to hear that for a limited time Ancestry is offering their American records free. This is all to do with the launch of the images from the 1940 census. Here is what they say …..
We‘re celebrating our American cousins for the next nine days. To mark our launch of the page images from the 1940 US census, we‘ve made all our American records covering the ‘1940 era’ completely FREE!*
From 2nd-10th April, anyone can search and view over 750 million records from 139 different collections. These include birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, military records and even the entire 1930 U.S. Census!
*The collections will be available to search for free on 00.01 BST on 02 April 2012 until 11.59 BST 10 April 2012. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address.
Find My Past has announced that the previously blocked out infirmity column is now available to view. To celebrate this addition they are offering a reduced rate until 31 January 2012. The cost is 10 credits instead of 30 for a viewing of the original document or 5 credits instead of 10 for a transcript.
If you purchase a Full Subscription then you don’t have to pay the above as access to the 1911 census is included.
Over 3.5 million transcripts of parish registers, census, vestry minutes etc. are available on this website. The indexes can be searched for free and if you find something of interest then you can purchase credits. The cost per record seems to be £1.50, which is certainly cheaper than a trip to the Archives for most researchers.
The website is created by four genealogists; Holly Wanless Cochran, Tony Whitehead, George Turns & Ken Coleman.
Don’t usually post about Scottish records (the English ones keep me more than busy!!), but FindMyPast has just released indexed transcripts for the 1871 census for the whole of Scotland.
No scans of the original forms, you would have to go to Scotlands People for those.
However transcripts are better than nothing and as long as you source where you got your information from that is ok by me