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'''[[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]]'''
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== What is in This Collection? ==
Every ten years from 1801 the British government took the census. This collection covers the 1901 census which was enumerated on 31 March. The data is provided by [https://www.findmypast.com/?ukwid=850643&sourceid=240&utm_source=Google+FMP-US+11_CPC&utm_medium=Brand+Terms&utm_campaign=Brand Findmypast]. The census forms were sent to all households and were later collected the following day by the enumerators. They listed the names of people who spent the night in their households. They also contain returns from ships of the Royal Navy at sea and ports abroad.
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
'''Census records for 1901''' contain the following information:
 
*Name
*Age
*Registration District
*Estimated Birth Year
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*Age
*Place of Residence
=== Search the Index ===
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the birth year and birth place to search for a birth record
*Look for the families of children in later census years
*Check each census for the period in which a person lived to verify the information in any particular census year and to find additional information
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*Given names may not be the same as a name recorded in church or vital records
*The family name may have been altered after emigration from Scotland
*You may have to read around marks made by the clerks who compiled the census data. These marks sometimes obscure the information
 
 
=== Research Helps ===
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]].
* [[Scotland Record Finder]]
* [[Scotland Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
== Citing This Collection ==
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
;Collection Citation: "Scotland Census, 1901", Database. <i>FamilySearch</I>. <nowiki>https://familysearch.org</nowiki> : 28 April 2019.
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