Censuses were taken every 10 years from 1801, but it is only those from 1841 onwards that contain names of people and addresses. The 7 censuses from 1841 to 1901 for Forgan parish and registration district have been transcribed and can be searched on this site. (The 1911 census is available, but is copyright and cannot be included here.)
There is much more information about each of the individual censuses on the respective pages below. There you can also view all the addresses or people for any given year.
However, the search boxes on this page can be used to search over all the available material for an address or a person. Both of the searches link to a Household View, which lets you see each complete household in turn either forwards or back. It also shows the full personal details. There are 2 things to bear in mind:
- the address search can also be used to find the Head of Household
- addresses, especially in the early years, are far from perfect. Sometimes they can be very limited. An address search is often better made on one of the year-specific pages.
Searching: either for Addresses or for People. Enter your search criteria in one set of boxes below.
Conventions used in this transcription
Any material not part of the original, is enclosed in [square brackets].
Married women: Some married women also gave their maiden names. To be consistent across the whole site, I have listed them by their maiden surname followed by their married surname in [square brackets]. Several women gave their surnames as 'x or y'. They have been listed here with both names, neither in brackets.
Birthplaces: The county of birth has been standardised to a 3-letter Chapman Code. Forfarshire has been changed to ANS (Angus), Edinburghshire to MLN (Midlothian), Linlithgowshire to WLN (West Lothian), Haddingtonshire to ELN (East Lothian), and Elginshire to MOR (Moray). Places of birth have not been changed. No corrections of poor geography have been made.
The originals (for District 431, Forgan, Fife) are held by the National Records of Scotland. They can be searched and viewed at the ScotlandsPeople website. The 1911 census, not transcribed here, is also available on ScotlandsPeople.
Information about this transcription is on the Methodology page.
1841 - 1901 census enumeration books are Crown copyright, General Register Office for Scotland. Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of the HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.