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Renfrewshire Free Census Project

Welcome to the home page for the Renfrewshire Free Census Project.  This project aims  to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century Scottish census  returns.  It is part of the larger UK Free Census Project (also known as FreeCEN).  For more information about this project please read the Census Project FAQ.

Uploaded returns for various counties, including Renfrewshire, may be searched in the UK FreeCEN database at: http://www.freecen.org.uk//cgi/search.pl

For information about becoming a volunteer, please contact Jim Baird, at renfrewcensus@hotmail.com.  All you need is a PC with spreadsheet and DVD drive.

 

We currently have volunteers in Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA (see below left).  Why not join them in this worthwhile Project? 

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1871 PROJECT STATUS            1861           1851              1841
Last updated 23 December 2012

No.

Parish Transcriber Transcribed Checked Validated Uploaded
559 Abbey (Paisley) 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
559 Abbey (Paisley) 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes 85%    
559 Abbey (Paisley) 3 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
559 Abbey (Paisley) 4 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
559 Abbey (Paisley) 5 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
559 Abbey (Paisley) 6 Cathy Morrison Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 7 Elaine Smit Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 8 Cathy Morrison Yes Available*    
559 Abbey (Paisley) 9 Cathy Morrison Yes Available*    
560 Cathcart 1 Cathy Morrison Yes Available*    
560 Cathcart 2 Cathy Morrison Yes Available*    
561 Eaglesham Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
562 Eastwood 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
562 Eastwood 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
562 Eastwood 3 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
562 Eastwood 4 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
563 Erskine Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
564 Greenock East 1 Cathy Morrison Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock East 2 Cathy Morrison Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock East 3 Cathy Morrison Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock East 4 Cathy Morrison Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock East 5 Cathy Morrison Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock Middle 1 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock Middle 2 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock Middle 3 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 1 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 2 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 3 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 4 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 5 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 6 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 7 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 8 David Churchward Yes Available*    
564 Greenock West 9 David Churchward Yes Available*    
565 Houston & Killellan Alex Armstrong Yes Yes Assigned  
566 Inchinnan Cathy Morrison Yes Yes Assigned  
567 Inverkip Deborah Adles Yes Assigned    
568 Kilbarchan 1 Alex Armstrong Yes Yes Assigned  
568 Kilbarchan 2 Alex Armstrong Yes Yes    
569 Kilmalcolm Donna Wilson Yes Yes Assigned  
570 Lochwinnoch Debby Hallett Yes Available*    
571 Mearns 1 Donna Wilson Yes Available*    
571 Mearns 2 Debby Hallett Yes Available*    
572 Neilston 1 John Wallace Yes Yes Assigned  
572 Neilston 2 Helen Wallace Yes Available*    
572 Neilston 3 Helen Wallace Yes Available*    
573 Paisley High 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
573 Paisley High 2 John Wallace Yes Available*    
573 Paisley High 3 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
573 Paisley High 4 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
573 Paisley Middle 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
573 Paisley Middle 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
573 Paisley Middle 3 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
573 Paisley Low 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
573 Paisley Low 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
574 Port Glasgow 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
574 Port Glasgow 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
574 Port Glasgow 3 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
575 Renfrew 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
575 Renfrew 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Available*    
Totals

60 Pieces

60 60 15 0 0
Percentage 100% 100% 25% 0% 0%
* = Previous transcriber or checker experience preferred


1861 PROJECT STATUS            1871           1851              1841
Last updated 23 December 2012
 

No.

Parish Transcriber Transcribed Checked Validated Uploaded
559 Abbey (Paisley) 1 Leonie Auld Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 2 Leonie Auld Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 3 Janet Farmer Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 4 Kathleen Cockburn Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 5 Walter Jones Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 6 Elaine Smit Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 7 Hugh McInally Yes Yes Assigned  
559 Abbey (Paisley) 8 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
560 Cathcart Kathleen Cockburn Yes Yes Assigned  
561 Eaglesham Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
562 Eastwood 1 Helen Wallace Yes Yes Assigned  
562 Eastwood 2 Victoria Dandie Yes Yes Assigned  
562 Eastwood 3 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
563 Erskine Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock East 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock East 2 Tracey Blatch Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock East 3 Irene Bantin Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock West 1 David Warncken Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock West 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock West 3 Leonie Auld Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock West 4 Walter Jones Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock West 5 Walter Jones Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock West 6 Walter Jones Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock Middle 1 David Churchward Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock Middle 2 David Churchward Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock Middle 3 Irene Bantin Yes Yes Assigned  
565 Houston & Killellan Alex Armstrong Yes Yes Assigned  
566 Inchinnan Paula Fishburn Yes Yes Assigned  
567 Inverkip Kathleen Cockburn Yes Yes Assigned  
568 Kilbarchan 1 Alex Armstrong Yes Yes Assigned  
568 Kilbarchan 2 Alex Armstrong Yes Yes Assigned  
569 Kilmalcolm Helen Wallace Yes Yes Assigned  
570 Lochwinnoch Gillian Adams Yes Yes Assigned  
571 Mearns John Taylor Yes Yes Assigned  
572 Neilston 1 Victoria Dandie Yes Yes Assigned  
572 Neilston 2 John Wallace Yes Yes Assigned  
572 Neilston 3 Johan Lochridge Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley High 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley High 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley High 3 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley High 4 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley Low 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley Low 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley Middle 1 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley Middle 2 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley Middle 3 Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Assigned  
574 Port Glasgow 1 Kathy Holder Yes Yes Assigned  
574 Port Glasgow 2 John Taylor Yes Yes Assigned  
575 Renfrew John Taylor Yes Assigned    
Totals

49 Pieces

49 49 48 0 0
Percentage 100% 100% 98% 0% 0%
* = Previous transcriber or checker experience preferred


1851 PROJECT STATUS            1871           1861              1841  
Last updated 23 December 2012
 

No.

Parish Transcriber Transcribed Checked Validated Uploaded
559 Abbey (Paisley) 1 Donna Aitken Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey (Paisley) 2 David Churchward Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey (Paisley) 3 April Stralko Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey (Paisley) 4 Kathleen Cockburn Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey (Paisley) 5 Walter Jones Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey (Paisley) 6 Johan Lochridge Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey (Paisley) 7 Hugh McInally Yes Yes Yes Yes
560 Cathcart Irene Bantin Yes Yes Yes Yes
561 Eaglesham Angela McMurtry Yes Yes Yes Yes
562 Eastwood 1 Roy Hopkins Yes Yes Yes Yes
562 Eastwood 2 Karen Tregenza Yes Yes Yes Yes
563 Erskine Dianne Baird Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock East 1 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock East 2 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock Middle 1 David Churchward Yes Yes Yes Yesnew
564 Greenock Middle 2 David Churchward Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock Middle 3 David Churchward Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock West 1 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock West 2 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock West 3 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock West 4 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock West 5 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock West 6 David Churchward Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock West 7 David Churchward Yes Yes Yes Yes
565 Houston & Killellan Russell Fraser Yes Yes Yes Yes
566 Inchinnan Dianne Baird Yes Yes Yes Yes
567 Inverkip Julie Dufault Yes Yes Yes Yes
568 Kilbarchan Hugh McInally Yes Yes Yes Yes
569 Kilmalcolm Hugh McInally Yes Yes Yes Yes
570 Lochwinnoch Kathleen Cockburn Yes Yes Yes Yes
571 Mearns Betty Ainsworth Yes Yes Yes Yes
572 Neilston 1 Donated+ Yes Yes Yes Yes
572 Neilston 2 Donated+ Yes Yes Yes Yes
572 Neilston 3 Donated+ Yes Yes Yes Yes
573 Paisley High 1 John Taylor Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley High 2 Gillian Adams Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley High 3 David Churchward Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley High 4 Jeannie Cunningham Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley Low 1 Michele McKenna Yes Yes Yes Yes
573 Paisley Low 2 Ian Nisbet Yes Yes Yes Yes
573 Paisley Middle 1 John Taylor Yes Yes Yes Yes
573 Paisley Middle 2 John Taylor Yes Yes Assigned  
573 Paisley Middle 3 Carolyn Wilkinson Yes Yes Assigned  
574 Port Glasgow 1 Kathy Holder Yes Yes Yes Yes
574 Port Glasgow 2 Kathy Holder Yes Yes Yes Yes
575 Renfrew Christine Wurtz Yes Yes Yes Yes
Totals

46 Pieces

46  46 46 36 36
Percentage 100% 100% 100% 80% 80%
* = Previous transcriber or checker experience preferred
+ = Donated in memory of Peter Johnstone (died 30.9.2004) of the Barrhead & Neilston Historical Society, who transcribed this parish over 6 years from visits to the Mitchell and Barrhead Libraries.

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1841 PROJECT STATUS            1871           1861              1851
Last updated 29 December 2012
 
No. Parish Name Transcriber Transcribed Checked Validated Uploaded
559 Abbey 1 Virginia Payne Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey 2 Marg Pratt Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey 3 Marg Pratt Yes Yes Yes Yes
559 Abbey 4 Virginia Payne Yes Yes Yes Yes
560 Cathcart Irene Bantin Yes Yes Yes Yes
561 Eaglesham Angela McMurtry Yes Yes Yes Yes
562 Eastwood 1 Mike Dowding Yes Yes Yes Yes
562 Eastwood 2 Roy Hopkins Yes Yes Yes Yes
563 Erskine Dianne Baird Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock New 1 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock New 2 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock New 3 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock Old 1 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Assigned  
564 Greenock Old 2 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock East 1 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yes
564 Greenock East 2 Elenore Chamberland Yes Yes Yes Yes
565 Houston & Killellan Dianne Baird Yes Yes Yes Yes
566 Inchinnan Dianne Baird Yes Yes Yes Yes
567 Inverkip Julie Dufault Yes Yes Yes Yes
568 Kilbarchan Rik Todd Yes Yes Yes Yes
569 Kilmalcolm Dianne Baird Yes Yes Yes Yes
570 Lochwinnoch Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yesnew
571 Mearns Valerie Burns Yes Yes Yes Yes
572 Neilston 1 Marg Anderson Yes Yes Yes Yes
572 Neilston 2 Marg Anderson Yes Yes Yes Yes
573 Paisley High 1 Dottie Smiley Yes Yes Yes Yes
573 Paisley High 2 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yesnew
573 Paisley Middle 1 Dottie Smiley Yes Yes Yes Yes
573 Paisley Middle 2 Margaret Elsey Yes Yes Yes Yesnew
573 Paisley Low 1 Eva Nolan Yes Yes Yes Yes
573 Paisley Low 2 Virginia Payne Yes Yes Yes Yes
574 Port Glasgow Elenore Chamberland Yes Yes Yes Yes
575 Renfrew Jan Kainer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Totals

33 Pieces

33 33 33 29 29
Percentage 100% 100% 100% 90% 90%
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