Morayshire Free Census
Project Morayshire in Scotland

Welcome to the Morayshire Free Census Project (FreeCEN), part of FreeCEN Scotland. The latter aims to provide a “free-to-view” online searchable database of the 19th century Scottish census returns. In turn, it is part of the larger UK Free Census Project. For more information please read the Census Project FAQs.

Online census returns for various counties, including Morayshire, may be searched in the FreeCEN UK database.

County status

  • 1841 and 1851 — completed, online and searchable — with many thanks to Peter Thomson and his team of volunteers.
  • 1861 — was completed in May 2013, with many thanks to all the volunteers who have worked so hard to transcribe and check the census pages.
  • 1871 — now complete and online (March 2014). A big “thank you!” to all the volunteers concerned.

Volunteers are needed now!

For information about becoming a volunteer for any other county, please contact, . All you need is a computer with a spreadsheet and a CD drive. It doesn’t matter where you live as long as you have access to email.

1871 status

Transcription progress by piece and stage.
Parish Transcription Checking Validation Online
No. Name Assgnd Status Assgnd Status Assgnd Status
Total records 44,521
Records completed 44,521 44,521 44,521 44,521
Percentage completed 100 100 100 100
125 Alves Barbara Farquharson Done JL Done RM Done Yes
126 Bellie (BAN) - Done - Done PT Done Yes
Bellie Liz Dow Done MS Done RM Done Yes
127 Birnie Barbara Farquharson Done AM Done RM Done Yes
128a Boharm Jean Fraser Done JL Done RM Done Yes
Boharm (BAN) Jean Fraser Done MS Done RM Done Yes
128b Cromdale Jean Fraser Done - Done PT Done Yes
Inverallan Jean Fraser Done MS Done RM Done Yes
Inverallan (INV) Jean Fraser Done - Done PT Done Yes
129 Dallas Neil Menzies Done MS Done RM Done Yes
130 Drainie Janet Hayes Done AM Done RM Done Yes
131 Duffus Liz Dow Done MS Done RM Done Yes
133 Dyke Liz Dow Done JL Done RM Done Yes
Dyke (NAI) - Done FM Done RM Done Yes
134 Edinkillie Barbara Farquharson Done JD Done RM Done Yes
135 Elgin (Burgh 1) Joan Elliot Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Elgin (Burgh 2) Joan Elliot Done MS Done RM Done Yes
Elgin Jill Olsson Done AM Done RM Done Yes
136 New Spynie Neil Menzies Done AM Done RM Done Yes
137 Forres (Burgh) Liz Dow Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Liz Dow Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Forres John McKenzie Done JL Done RM Done Yes
138 Kinloss Joanne Martin Done IR Done RM Done Yes
139 Knockando Liz Dow Done MS Done RM Done Yes
140 Rafford Barbara Farquharson Done IR Done RM Done Yes
141 Rothes Jill Olsson Done AM Done RM Done Yes
142 St Andrews Lhanbryde Ian Cameron Done JD Done RM Done Yes
143 Speymouth Neil Menzies Done - Done PT Done Yes
144 Urquhart Joanne Lamb Done MS Done RM Done Yes

Footnote

  1. The numbering of parishes was carried out following the establishment of the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) in 1855. This numbering was then applied retrospectively to the records from the 1841 and 1851 Censuses. In addition, some places were enumerated as part of one county for one census, then as part of another county for subsequent censuses. This accounts for the use of ‘093’ as the number for Cromdale in 1861 and the omission of 132 in the sequence for both tables.

1861 Status

Progress by Parish and transcription stage
Parish Transcription Checking Validation Online
No. Name Assgnd Status Assgnd Status Assgnd Status
Total records 44,239
Records completed 44,239 44,239 44,239 44,239
Percentage completed 100 100 100 100
125 Alves Barbara Farquharson Done Done PT Done Yes
126 Bellie (BAN) Done MS Done RM Done Yes
Bellie Done MS Done RM Done Yes
127 Birnie Barbara Farquharson Done RM Done MS Done Yes
128a Boharm Jean Fraser Done Done PT Done Yes
Boharm (BAN) Jean Fraser Done Done PT Done Yes
093 Cromdale (INV) Jean Fraser Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Cromdale Jean Fraser Done Done PT Done Yes
129 Dallas Neil Menzies Done Done PT Done Yes
130 Drainie Jean Fraser Done AM Done RM Done Yes
131 Duffus Jean Fraser Done MS Done RM Done Yes
133 Dyke Robin McLeod Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Dyke (NAI) Robin McLeod Done FM Done RM Done Yes
134 Edinkillie Barbara Farquharson Done JD Done RM Done Yes
135 Elgin (Burgh 1) Glenda Noetzel Done MS Done RM Done Yes
Elgin (Burgh 2) Joan Elliot Done JL Done RM Done Yes
Elgin (Landward) Joan Elliot Done AM Done RM Done Yes
136 New Spynie Neil Menzies Done Done PT Done Yes
137 Forres (Burgh) Chris Burke Done MS Done RM Done Yes
Forres Chris Burke Done Done PT Done Yes
138 Kinloss Chris Burke Done Done PT Done Yes
139 Knockando Chris Burke Done MS Done RM Done Yes
140 Rafford Barbara Farquharson Done RM Done MS Done Yes
141 Rothes Barbara Farquharson Done MS Done RM Done Yes
142 St Andrews Lhanbryde Ian Cameron Done Done PT Done Yes
143 Speymouth Neil Menzies Done Done PT Done Yes
144 Urquhart Ian Cameron Done MS Done RM Done Yes

Footnote

  1. The numbering of parishes was carried out following the establishment of the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) in 1855. This numbering was then applied retrospectively to the records from the 1841 and 1851 Censuses. In addition, some places were enumerated as part of one county for one census, then as part of another county for subsequent censuses. This accounts for the use of ‘093’ as the number for Cromdale in 1861 and the omission of 132 in the sequence for both tables.