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You can also continue to explore all our records here at Origins until early 2015.
Help with Scots Origins services

Scots Origins features: Select Scots Origins from the top tabs or click here to go to the Scots Origins homepage.

Scottish place search

Scots Origins offers a FREE Place search, based on the 1881 census, which allows users to find which parish and county in which a place is located.

This is an invaluable feature for those wishing to find someone on the census records or just find out where an ancestor's street or town was located. For example, entering a street name will show all parishes in Scotland where that street appears.

See the Place Search on the Scots Origins homepage.