Aberdeenshire, Nairnshire and Merchant & Royal Navy
FreeCEN Projects

FreeCEN (UK Free Census Project) involves thousands of volunteers worldwide, altogether putting in countless hours of work to get UK Census transcriptions online for free. Currently there are nearly 33 and a half million records online with more being uploaded every four weeks or so.

The more volunteers we have, the faster we will be able to get those records online — you would be welcome to join us!

Unfortunately, we currently have no more census images for Scotland. But if you would be interested in helping with another part of the UK, please contact FreeCEN Chairperson, Brenda Bowers, who will gladly get you started.

The transcription of census records for the Merchant & Royal Navy in Scotland is being coordinated by Michelle Jeffery. The transcriptions for 1861 and 1871 are both underway — you can view the status of the shipping census.

The transcription of census records for the counties of Aberdeen and Nairn is being coordinated by Rena Mitchell.

Aberdeen 1841–1871, and Nairn 1841–1871 are complete and searchable.

See the links to the right for details of the current and recently-completed transcription years.

This page updated: 30th July 2017
Map of Scotland

Scotland, showing the location of Aberdeenshire and Nairnshire