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Scottish records now on Genes Reunited


Published on 20 Dec 2012 16:12 : scottish census : 19 comments : 5732 views

We are extremely excited here in the office today as we have just added Scottish records to the site. We have the Scottish census collection from 1841 right the way through to 1901. So, for those of you with Scottish ancestry you can now start filling in the gaps.

If you are a Platinum member then you get unlimited access to the Scottish records as part of your subscription. If you use pay-per-view credits they are just 5 credits each view. 

We have both individual and household transcriptions. We do not have copies of actual census images. 

We would love to know how you get on with the new records. So if you find the Scottish ancestors you were looking for, or maybe some you didn't know you had,  then please comment on this post!

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by Joy Kentish Maid on 20 Dec 2012 18:26 :
As you will be aware, the transcripts have been in ancestry for quite a while and, more recently, in find my past; and the images, with other Scottish records, will only be in http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

Why put the records in genes reunited when they have been in other sites for a while?
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by Christopher on 20 Dec 2012 19:59 :
I've had a brief look into Scotlands People and find it really poor compared with FREE sites like... www.freebmd.org.uk

Regards Chris McBrien.

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by Foggy on 20 Dec 2012 20:23 :
I cannot see why anyone would want to look at Scottish records and have to use 5 credits to view only a transcript of the census records on here, when they can view the actual record for the same on Scotlandspeople.

As Joy has stated they have been on Ancestry for ages.
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by Inky1 on 20 Dec 2012 20:59 :
Sites under the Brightsolid umbrella (see the footers of home pages):-
All GenesReunited; Findmypast; Scotlandspeople.

So when it comes to records for Scotland, the same data should be available on all Brightsolid sites. Or is that too simplistic an approach?
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by ABT on 20 Dec 2012 23:47 :
The transcripts of Scottish records are a welcome addition. I have a host of my people there and have used Scotland's People for years. You cannot beat real actual images but transcripts are welcome non the less. Well done Genes - about time.

Next target - US records, please.

:0)
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by BeauBear on 21 Dec 2012 08:37 :
I have only recently taken an annual sub with GR, and was dissappointed to find no Scottish records available. As I have not subscribed to other sites yet, it is very welcome to see the transcripts on GR. Keep up the good work, and give us access to the originals soon.

It will guarantee many more hours of research on GR, instead of paying additional sub's and using competitors websites.
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by Graham on 21 Dec 2012 09:33 :
I think this is great! Why subscribe to loads of different sites, when you can search all the records on here now? Thanks team GR.
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by Reggie on 21 Dec 2012 12:01 :
Beau Bear.........

It is unlikely in the extreme that you'll ever see the originals anywhere other than Scotlands people

Christopher..........

freebmd does NOT include Scotland, so your comparison makes no sense
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by Dawn on 21 Dec 2012 14:26 :
I hope this will help as one line of my family seems to have crossed the boarder from Scotland to Northumberland, England. Dawn
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by Malcolm on 21 Dec 2012 16:17 :
I think it will be helpful to have his information on GR as well as England and Wales. The broader the coverage on this site the better. I've been using GR simply to store my data from SP plus visits to the Scotlands People centre in Edinburgh.

I've come to like the new GR software very much and hope they keep adding new resources.
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by Lawrence on 23 Dec 2012 01:00 :
Many, well me anyways, also have Irish (usually Northern Irish) somewhere in our Scottish blood; when can we expect Irish records to be available?
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by LadyScozz on 23 Dec 2012 03:34 :
census records ~ only transcriptions? No thanks, I've found many errors on them, I much prefer to decipher the scrawl myself :-)

Scotland's People has the census for 1911, why doesn't GR? :-(

No mention of Births, Deaths & Marriages.

A wee bit misleading :-| :-| :-|

BTW ~ Scotland is on Freecen, but Scotland is NOT on free bdm.
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by Anita on 29 Dec 2012 14:22 :
Great to see the Scottish census records will be a great help to my research. I hope that we can have the births, marriages and deaths at some point that would be the icing on the cake well done Genes :-)
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by Mavis on 30 Dec 2012 19:44 :

just had look at scottish census. very poor effort by you. why not the originals.
all the money you generate and cannot do the job 100% my subs due january don't
think i will bother as a protest.
regards m h brady
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by HOWARD RONALD on 27 Jan 2013 19:41 :
I HAVE RECENTLY JOINED AND THINK I HAVE JUST WASTED MY MONEY, I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY TREE BUT FIND THAT I HAVE TO ACCESS AND ASK PERMISSION TO FIND OUT MORE FROM OTHER PEOPLE WHAT A RIP OFF I NEW MORE AND HAVE FOUND OUT MORE FROM MY FATHER THAN WHAT YOUR SITE HAS OFFERED VERY VERY DISSAPOINTED :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( SOMEONES MAKING MONEY :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
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by HOWARD RONALD on 27 Jan 2013 19:52 :
MY ADVICE TO ANYONE THINKING OF JOINING WOULD BE DONT. ITS NOT AS HELPFULL OR AS ACCURATE AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE I HAVE SPENT ALL WEEKEND WITH NO RESULTS . I FIND THAT A MR COLIN SHELTON HAS TO ALLOW ME TO LOOK AT HIS TREE WHATS ALL THAT ABOUT I THOUGHT WITH THE AMOUNT OF INFOMATION I HAVE ALREADY WOULD OF HELPED HOW WRONG WAS I THIS SITE IS TOTALLY MISLEADING I DONT THINK THERES A POSSIBILITY OF A REFUND EITHER GOODBYE TO £19.99 WHAT A RACKET :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
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by Dougieb1 on 3 Feb 2013 20:04 :
I am afraid that I totally disagree with the comments made by Howard Ronald.
I have been a member for some years & have assisted & have had the assistance of many members in tracing family members.
I now know of family names of whom I had no knowledge that are my ancestors
I have also found out that I am a mongrel(i.e. I have English,Scottish & Irish Ancestry)
I have found first cousins living in Canada that I did not know existed.
We have been in contact & now communicate regularly.
This would not have been possible without the aid of GR members
I think that it is only good manners to ask permission to view someone's tree after all it is their tree not yours.
Please also bear in mind that people give their time trying to assist for no financial reward

Regards,

Dougie.


:-)
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by Jamie_Buckingham_Jackson on 30 Mar 2013 14:28 :
I think it will be helpful to have his information on GR. Wonderful.
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by Norman on 24 Apr 2013 16:09 :
In answer to Howard RonaldI must point out that most people I have contacted to seek their permission to view their tress have been very helpful. Without Genes Reunited I doubt if I would have got as much information about my family tree as I already have.