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The following census information was transcribed from Crown public records by Mr. Jim McLay. Though every effort was made to retain the integrity of the census, we assume no responsibilities for errors, or omissions. This is a finding tool, carefully entered and generously donated by a fellow researcher. As good research practice, we encourage those who find promising leads in the material to verify the entries by examining the census films.
We wish to thank Mr. Jim McLay for the contribution of his transcription of the Crown's public records: Parish of Penninghame, Census of 1851.
To read more about copyright issues and the Crown's public records, click here.
Date of Census
The census was taken March 30th, 1851.
Place Names Appearing within Transcription
Information on the Census
The following fields are found on this transcription:
Explanation how to use this Census Transcription
Searching for a Name
There are two ways of looking for a particular surname within the census:
Census Index for the 1851
For those who would like to see the census broken down by surnames, we suggest trying the index created from the transcription. This finding aid details all the surnames found within the census, listed in alphabetical order, with reference to which page the full entry will be found on the transcription. Once on the transcription page, it will speed up things to use the Ctr+F function described below. Those who cannot use that function, may choose instead to scroll through the page, looking for the entry. Looking through all the entries gives a 'feel' to the neighbourhood, and may turn up 'son-in-laws' or daughter-in-laws to be. To use this index, click here to go to Search
While in Windows, look through each of the 10 pages of Jim McLay's transcription, using the Ctl+F function. To do this hit the keys "control" and "f" at the same time. A pop up window will appear on the screen, titled Find. In the box, type in the actual surname or a portion of the surname, and click return. The first available record with matching text will be highlighted on the transcription page. Click "find next" for for subsequent displays on the page. This is useful when one considers spelling variations of a surname. Before leaving this page, while still centered on this paragraph, try using it. Hit control and f at the same time. Look for the word 'search'. It should take you to the top of the page. Click find again, and you'll find the word 'researcher' highlighted. See it's usefulness?
Enter the Census Pages
To enter the census pages, click on page 1 below. You can return to this page at any
time by clicking on "Return to Intro" in the bottom page navigation.
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