More on the 1861 Census Release

Another article covering the new release of the 1861 census, this time from the BBC’s website. This is exciting news for those doing genealogy research in this area.

The BBC quoted Deputy Finance Minister George Lyon as saying:

“Scotland is already a world leader in the amount of genealogical information available through the web, following our £3m commitment to digitise all birth, marriage and death registers as well as the Victorian censuses.

“This continuous development of this website is not only helping great numbers of people to get involved in genealogy – it is helping to promote Scotland on a global scale.

“People worldwide are taking an interest in Scotland’s genealogy, on both professional and personal levels.”

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