You can now search for your ancestors in the 1861 census for Scotland on findmypast.co.uk
The census contains more than 3 million new records, which we have re-transcribed to ensure that you can see detailed and accurate information about your Scottish ancestors.
Our high-quality transcriptions mean that finding the key details about your ancestors’ lives has never been easier. Due to the General Register Office for Scotland’s licensing regulations, it is not possible to view the original census images on findmypast.co.uk
This represents the latest stage in our project to give you access to your Scottish ancestors and follows the release of the 1841 and 1851 Scottish censuses on findmypast.co.uk in October 2011.