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The population in 1851 was 44,296.
('''Source:''' Samuel Lewis' ''Topographical Dictionary of Scotland'', 2nd ed., 1851. Family History Library book
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=941 +E5L 941 E5L ].)
== Parishes ==
The Scottish government began taking censuses of its population in 1841, and every ten years thereafter. The records must be 100 years old before they are released to the public, so the most recent record available is for the 1901 census. Read more about [[Scotland Census|census records]].
Many census records have been indexed by surname. Some indexes cover one parish (and will be listed in the Wiki on the parish page) and some indexes are for the county as a whole. The Family History Libray has county-wide census indexes for Dunbartonshire for
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1234374 &disp=1851 +census+index%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1851] and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=734176 &disp=1881 +census+of+Scotland+%5Btranscription%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1881].
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