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The New Statistical Account of Scotland (pub. 1834-45) offers uniquely rich and detailed parish reports for the whole of Scotland, covering a vast range of topics including history, agriculture, education, trades, religion and social customs. The reports, written by the parish ministers, are available online at http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/. Click on ‘Browse scanned pages’ then search the parish reports for your parish of interest. Also available at the
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&title=new+statistical+account+of+scotland&pretitle=new+statistical+account+of+scotland Family History Library.]
= Census Records<br> =
A census is a count and description of the population, taken by the government, arranged by locality and by household. Read more about [[Scotland Census|census records.]]
Here is a list of the Family History Library microfilm numbers for the census records of Westray, as well as the library numbers for any surname indexes available:
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| <u>Year</u><br> | FHL Family History Library Film Number <u></u>
| <u>Surname Indexes</u><br>
|-
| 1841<br> | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1042621 1042621] <br>
| none<br>
|-
| 1851<br> | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1041493 1041493 ]<br>
| none<br>
|-
| 1861<br> | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=0103889 0103889 ]<br>
| none<br>
|-
| 1871<br> | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=0104069 0104069] <br>
| none<br>
|-
| 1881<br> | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=0203399 0203399] <br> | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6086634 6086634 (2 fiche)]<br>
|-
| 1891<br> | 0208614 <br>
| none<br>
|}
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The 1901 census of Scotland is indexed on [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.] To use it, you must register and pay a small access fee. All available censuses, 1841-1901, are indexed on this website. It may be easier for you to pay to use the website rather than access the separate indexes through the library.
= Church Records<br> =
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