Sunday, April 6, 2014

Greeks in the 1901 Scotland Census



Ancestry.com has a database for the 1901 Scotland Census.  I did a search for anyone who reported  Greece as their place of birth - there were 90 results.

Further investigation showed that about 30 were actual people who were Greek nationals (mostly seamen), many of the others were British subjects who had been born in Greece.  

To access these records you will need to either be a member of Ancestry.com or use it for FREE at your local library.  For more information on the FREE option you can read my previous post - 

Something New To Try When Using Ancestry.com in the Library for FREE


Ancestry.com offers the following description of the database:

The 1901 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 31 March/1 April 1901. The following information was requested:
  • Place (parish and name of street, place, or road, and name or number of house)
  • Name of each person that had spent the night in that household
  • Relation to head of family
  • Marital Status
  • Age
  • Sex (indicated by which column the age is recorded in)
  • Profession or occupation
  • Whether an employer, worker, or on own account
  • Birthplace
  • Whether Gaelic or G & E
  • Whether blind, or deaf and dumb
  • Number of rooms in house with one or more windows
Enumeration forms were distributed to all households before the census night and the complete forms were collected the next day by the enumerators. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 31 March/1 April 1901 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were copied into enumerators’ books and sent to the Registrar General’s office in London. These copies are the records we can view images of today. The original householder's schedules were destroyed.

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