Sunday, September 14, 2008

Scottish Census Records

If you want to take a look at census records for Scotland, then the place you will want to start is at ScotlandsPeople. They will allow you to search the seven census returns for all of Scotland from 1841-1901, but at a cost.

Access to the census indexes costs 6 Great Britain Pounds (about $10.87 U.S. Dollars). And you'll need a credit card to make this payment.

For this fee, you will receive 30 "page credits" which are valid for up to 90 consecutive days. When you view a page of index results the cost is one credit, but each page contains up to 25 search results. So you will want to narrow your searches down as much as possible. If you are looking for John Smith, you will use up all your credits before you even have a chance to figure out which one is yours.

Viewing an image costs 5 credits (equivalent to 1 GBP). Your session begins when payment has been authorized and additional credits may be purchased in 6 GBP increments. The session will restart with each new credit purchase.

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