The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive


Censuses were taken every 10 years from 1801, but it is only those from 1841 onwards that contain names of people and addresses. The 7 censuses from 1841 to 1901 for Forgan parish and registration district have been transcribed and can be searched on this site. (The 1911 and 1921 censuses are available, but are copyright and cannot be included here.)

Statistics from the 1801 - 1831 censuses.

There is much more information about each of the other individual censuses on the respective pages below. There you can also view all the addresses or people for any given year.

1841       1851       1861       1871       1881       1891       1901       1911 (information and statistics)       1921 (information and statistics)

However, the search boxes on this page can be used to search over all the available material for an address or a person. Both of the searches link to a Household View, which lets you see each complete household in turn either forwards or back. It also shows the full personal details. There are 2 things to bear in mind:

Searching: either for Addresses or for People. Enter your search criteria in one set of boxes below.

Address Search (can also be used to find Head of Household):

   (You can use * or ? wildcards)

and   or  

date (oldest first) and enumeration order
head of household


People Search (can also be used to find Occupations or Birthplaces):

Searching for Macs? Mc, Mac, M' and M (space) may exist. To search for them all, use M* in the search box.
Old spellings can be unusual. You may need to search several times.

   (You can use * or ? wildcards)

and   or  

aphabetical order
date (earliest first) then alphabetical

Conventions used in this transcription

Any material not part of the original, is enclosed in [square brackets].

Married women: Some married women also gave their maiden names. To be consistent across the whole site, I have listed them by their maiden surname followed by their married surname in [square brackets]. Several women gave their surnames as 'x or y'. They have been listed here with both names, neither in brackets.

Birthplaces: The county of birth has been standardised to a 3-letter Chapman Code. Forfarshire has been changed to ANS (Angus), Edinburghshire to MLN (Midlothian), Linlithgowshire to WLN (West Lothian), Haddingtonshire to ELN (East Lothian), and Elginshire to MOR (Moray). Places of birth have not been changed. No corrections of poor geography have been made.


Original Records
The originals (for District 431, Forgan, Fife) are held by the National Records of Scotland. They can be searched and viewed at the ScotlandsPeople website. The 1911 and 1921 censuses, not transcribed here, are also available on ScotlandsPeople.
Information about this transcription is on the Methodology page.

1841 - 1901 census enumeration books are Crown copyright, General Register Office for Scotland. Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of the HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.


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