London Census on CD-ROM
London census pages, transcripts and name-indexes available
If trawling through reels of census microfilm in a windowless,
airless basement in the old PRO or in a record office, library or
family history society isn't your favourite past-time, why not browse
through those records in the comfort of your own
With the use of personal computers becoming more widespread, the
ideal solution to making the census records easily accessible to
the general public, was to transfer those records from micro-fiche
and film to CD-ROM.
Genealogy Supplies/British Data Archive, a UK-based family-run
company, is a pioneer in this field.
London census CDs easy to use
London Census on CD-ROM.
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901
The London census images can be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat
browser provided with the CDs. They are bookmarked
by piece number, and street or area indexes are
also provided, enabling the user to locate their particular area
of interest and the sub-district or piece number which covers that
area. Once images are displayed on your screen, you can zoom in
and out, move the image around, and even rotate the image 90 degrees,
something that can be useful when printing.
What sets them out from the competition is the quality
of their products. Each page has been scanned several times to get
the best possible results. If some are missing or unreadable on
the original microfilm or fiche, those images are obtained and included
on the CDs.
S&N census CD sets cover all English and Welsh counties,
even if some of those counties are not economically viable.
Census CD Reviews
Lancashire 1841 Census (DVD)
This useful seven-DVD set consists of images of the 1841 census enumerators' books for the historic county of Lancashire. This differs from the modern county and includes some towns which are no longer part of Lancashire, such as Warrington and Barrow-in-Furness, as well as the cities of Manchester and Liverpool. READ FULL REVIEW...
Jersey 1901 Census & Devon 1857 Gazetteer and Directory
William Humphries reviews this month's data CDs for family historians. READ FULL REVIEW...
Lancashire 1861 Census
This four DVD set comprises images of the enumerators' books for the 1861 census of Lancashire, and also includes a places index and street indexes to the larger towns and cities. READ
(Reviews from GenealogyReviews.co.uk)
London Census Availablility on CD-ROM and Online
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The census and official records of birth, marriage and death do
not go back as far as parish records. Parish Records started in
1538 when Thomas Cromwell, the Vicar General to King Henry VIII,
declared that all marriages, christenings and burials should be
recorded. For years before the census began, London Parish Records
are a very useful resource. A wide range of London Parish Records
is available on CD
and some are now online.
Other useful resources are London Directories, which are also available
In addition to this, S&N
Genealogy Supplies has a great wealth of genealogical data and
books on CD, as well as software and storage, thus making the company
an invaluable resource to family historians.