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Argyllshire Census Surname Indexes at the Family History Library

How surname indexes can help locate a person when a computer search of the large census databases is unsuccessful.

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Today, there are many useful websites and computer indexes for all of England, Wales and Scotland.  These include those found at FamilySearch.org, Scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Ancestry.com, FindMyPast, etc.  These are a good place to begin your search for people in the census.

There are, however, times when you cannot find your ancestor in these large indexes.  Perhaps, a mistake was made when these large indexes were made, or a person's name was not easy to recognize in the census enumeration book, or the surname was spelled differently.  In such a situation, you may be able to find your ancestor in the census by using a smaller surname index for the parish or town of interest.  When looking at a smaller index, it can be easier to pick out an alternative spelling of a person's surname.  These indexes are also ideal for finding all of the people with a specific surname in a specific location.

Many of these are available, in book, CD, microfilm and microfiche form.  The Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) has a large and growing collection of these smaller indexes. 


How to use this table to find indexes at the library.

Below are links to alphabetical lists of place names within this county for which the Family History Library has an index.  The tables contain the library call numbers for each place-name index that the Family History Library has in its collection. The call numbers are generally shown for the census years from 1841-1871 and 1891-1901, however there are a few indexes for other years. The surname index tables show the place name and the year for which an index is available.

The 1881 surname index books have not been tabulated in this reference table since FamilySearch has a large nationwide computer surname index for this year or an Argyllshire index can be found on microfiche #6086508. 

Click on the below link to go to the alphabetical list that contains the placename and the census index for which you are looking.



This table contains the Family History film and book call numbers for the census surname indexes (except 1881) that are in its collection.

Census indexes at the Family History Library
PLACE 1841 1851 1861 1871 1891 1901
NOTE: Surname index searches are available from the Aberdeen & NE Scotland Family History Society for a nominal fee. For details, see their web site at: www.anesfhs.org.uk.
NOTE: The whole of the 1881 census of Scotland has been surname indexed and is available on all patron access computers.
THE ENTIRE COUNTY CD-ROM no. 6588
APPIN 941.38/L1 X22s Pt. 3 1841 Also: 941.38 X22s 1841 Parish 525 . . . . .
SEE ALSO: LISMORE & APPIN
ARDCHATTAN 941.38 X22s 1841 Parish 504 . . . . .
BALLACHULICH 941.38/L1 X22s 1841 . . . . .
SEE ALSO: GLENCOE & BALLACHULICH
CAMPBELTOWN . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
CARRADALE . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
CRAIGNISH 941.38/C1 X22g 1841 . . . . .
DALAVICH 941.28 X22s 1841 Parish 517 . . . . .
DUROR 941.38/L1 X22s Pt. 3 1841 . . . . .
GLENCOE & BALLACHULICH 941.38/L1 X22s 1841 . . . . .
GLENORCHY & INNISHAIL 941.38/G1 X22s 1841 . . . . .
INNISHAIL See: GLENORCHY & INNISHAIL
IONA 941.38/I1 X22s 1841 . . . . .
KILBLAAN . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
KILBRANDON & KILCHATTAN 941.38/K4 X22s 1841 . . . . .
KILBRIDE See: KILMORE & KILBRIDE
KILCHATTAN See: KILBRANDON & KILCHATTAN
KILCHENZIE See: KILKENZIE
KILCHOUSLAND . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
KILCHRENAN 941.38 X22s 1841 Parish 517 . . . . .
KILCOLMKIL . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
KILKENZIE . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
KILKERRAN . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
KILKIVAN . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
KILLEAN . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
KILMELFORT 941.38 X22s 1841 Parish 524 . . . . .
KILMARTIN 941.38/K5 X22g 1841 . . . . .
KILMICHAEL . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
KILMORE & KILBRIDE 941.38/K3 X22s 1841 Also: 941.38/O1 X22s 1841 . . . . .
KILNINVER 941.38 X22s 1841 Parish 524 . . . . .
KINTYRE . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
Also included are numerous small locations associated with this parish.
KNAPDALE See: NORTH KNAPDALE and SOUTH KNAPDALE
LANDWARD 941.38/K3 X22s 1841 . . . . .
LISMORE & APPIN 941.38/L1 X22s Pt. 3 1841 Also: 941.38 X22s 1841 Parish 525 . . . . .
MORVERN 941.38/M1 X22g 1841 . . . . .
MUCKAIRN 941.38 X22s 1841 Parish 529 . . . . .
NORTH KNAPDALE 941.38/N1 X22g 1841 . . . . .
OBAN 941.38/O1 X22s 1841 . . . . .
SADDELL . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
SKIPNESS . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 179s is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
SOUTHEND . . . . . .
NOTE: An alphabetized list of inhabitants in 1792 is at 941 B4sr n.s. v. 17
SOUTH KNAPDALE 941.38/S2 X22g 1841 . . . . .





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