Access the 1901 Scottish census for free

By Matt Elton, 2 September 2009 - 2:55pm

This month's Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine features a fantastic treat for people with ancestors living in Scotland – free access to the entire Scottish 1901 census.

In a rare deal with Ancestry.co.uk, every reader now has the opportunity to use this fascinating resource to find out more about how their Scottish ancestors were living at the dawn of the last century. With a quick search you can view transcriptions of the original census returns, including details of where your family lived, what they did for work, and where they were born.

Discovering the answers to these crucial questions can also open up whole new avenues of research, making this an incredible opportunity to watch your family tree blossom. Simply pop the free CD into your computer and follow the link the 1901 census for Scotland. But be quick – this amazing offer is valid for one month only (offer ends 10 October 2009).

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