My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

The UK’s Former Census Czar: Queen Victoria

Just yesterday, data from the 1881 Scottish Census was revealed to the public. According to the BBC,
genealogy feel that putting the 1881 census online will enable family historians to more easily trace their roots. The census charts the lives of the 3.7 million people living in Scotland on 3 April, 1881. It includes the name, age, address and occupation of every citizen. The 1881 census has been nicknamed the “lost decade” because it was the only one from 1841-1901 not to have been made available online in its orginal form. Until now the information from that year’s census was only available as handwritten transcripts, which were criticized by researchers as being full of mistakes.