Some free 1861 census indexes of Fife & Kinross-shire

Census data is Crown Copyright and is reproduced here with the permission of the General Register Office for Scotland.

Please note that these are draft indexes. They should simply be used as guides to finding information in original census records, which are available online at ScotlandsPeople.

The indexes contain the following information:

  1. Surname
  2. Forenames
  3. Age
  4. Birth-place, usually as Chapman Code of the county followed by the parish name
  5. Book number
  6. Page number within the given book
  7. Schedule number, i.e. household number in the given book

The sex is only included where it is not obvious from the forename(s). Spellings are exactly as given in the original data. The following abbreviations are used:

dy: day(s); mo: month(s); wk: week(s); ENG: England; IRL: Ireland; WAL: Wales

Where a woman has been recorded by her maiden surname, this is given in parentheses ( ) after the husband's surname and there is a second index entry under the maiden name.

Square brackets [ ] enclose surnames omitted by the enumerator. Parentheses ( ) enclose uncertain readings. Dots indicate illegible letters.

The indexes are provided as pdf files, and a pdf reader such as Acrobat or xpdf will be needed to read them.




AbdieAnstruther EasterAnstruther WesterBalmerino
Cameron CarnbeeCeresCollessie
CrailCreich CultsDairsie
DunbogDuninoElieFerryport on Craig
St Monans

Further information for family historians about Fife and its parishes is available at GENUKI Fife.

There are photos of some of the monuments in Carnbee kirkyard here.

If you'd like a census index look-up for the 1851 census of Fife (excluding the parish of Dunfermline), please e-mail me. Please note: index entries will be provided, as for 1861 above, not the full transcript!

Scotland Census Records - links to other free Scottish census records

This page updated 2 Mar 2011