Only two months to go until the 1911 Scotland census will be released by the Registrar General for Scotland. It will go live on ScotlandsPeople on Tuesday 5 April 2011.
There are 4.7 million Scots named in this census. Fields in the census include name, address, age, occupation, birthplace and marital status of everyone enumerated, as well as details about their children. Scanning was done in color.
A sample page has been made available:
|Sample census page from 1911 Scotland Census (ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk)|
The Web site says:
It will cost 1 credit to view an index entry for the 1911 census. An image will cost 5 credits. Unlike previous censuses, the image spans two pages due to the additional questions that were asked about the fertility of marriage and the profession or occupation. Each page measures 34 cm long by 43 cm high so the images are best viewed on your computer screen or if printed, on size A3 paper.
Unlike previous censuses there are no plans in the immediate future to relocate the enumeration books to New Register House in Edinburgh because the books need 73.5 metres of shelving.
I've got this in my can't-hardly-wait category.