Here’s a reminder from Scotland’s People on the release of the 1911 Scottish census:

“The 1911 census will be available by 11:00 BST on Tuesday 5 April. Images of the enumeration books will be in full colour and for the first time the enumeration includes the particulars of the marriage, the number of children born from the marriage, the industry or service connected to the occupation and the nationality of the person enumerated. We are also planning to make some scanned historic documents available, for example PDF’s of the street index books for the main towns and cities of Scotland, which will show whether a street existed in 1911.

For more information on 1911 census see here.

Evening Visit on 5 April at ScotlandsPeople Centre

For those who work full time but who are keen to search the 1911 census, the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh is holding an evening visit from 18:00 to 21:00 on the evening of the 5 April for £10. Telephone 0131 314 4300 to book your place or if you require further information.

Extension of validity period for credits plus increase in cost of credits

We are pleased to announce that from 1 April 2011, any credits purchased will be valid for one year rather than 90 days. Remember that you do not lose any un-used credits when the period of validity has expired; when you buy more credits they will simply be added to your existing credits.

Remember also that from 1 April 2011 the cost of 30 credits will rise to £7 and the cost of an Extract will rise to £12. These changes have been necessary to help fund the flexibility and availability of our services as well as fund the cost of providing an Extract and were approved by the Scottish Parliament through the Registration Services (Fees) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2010.

Please note that it will still cost 1 credit to view up to 25 index entries and 5 credits to view an image of the statutory or census records. It will also cost 5 credits to view images of the forthcoming 1911 census when it is released on 5 April 2011.

Discover My Past Scotland

The Discover My Past Scotland publication is the only available genealogical reference resource dedicated to Scotland, and is published by brightsolid.

Issue 29 – March 2011 is now on sale. This 40-page A4 issue is packed with special features and how-to guides to connect you with your Scottish Heritage, including:

  • MacBraynes – lifeblood of the islands
  • Sources in Kirk Sessions – new avenues for your research
  • Tay Bridge disaster – human stories behind the tragedy
  • Votes for women – Scottish suffragettes in action
  • Rabbie’s Kin – are you related to Robert Burns?
  • Spotlight on Forfar

Issue 40 – April 2011 is on sale on 29th March includes:

  • Water, water everywhere – but none for our forebears!
  • Marriage lines – an insight into your ancestors’ weddings
  • Scottish weather – a matter of life or death
  • Housework, the hard way – great-granny’s work was never done!
  • Cast in stone – lasting legacy of Scottish craftsmen Spotlight on Thurso”



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