London 1901 CensusLondon Census on CD-ROM

If trawling through reels of census microfilm in an airless, windowless basement in a record office, library or family history society isn't your favourite past-time, why not browse those records at your leisure in the comfort of your own home?

The ideal solution for making the census records available to the general public was to transfer those records from micro-fiche and microfilm to CD-ROM.

A UK-based family-run company, S&N Genealogy Supplies/British Data Archive, is a pioneer in this field.

Easy to Use London Census CDs

The London Census images can be viewed using the free Adobe Acrobat browser provided with the CDs. They are bookmarked by piece number and the street or area indexes are also provided. This enables the user to locate their particular area of interest and the sub-district or piece number which covers that area. Once the images are on your screen, you can zoom in and out (useful for small text), move the image around, or even rotate the image 90 degrees (which can be useful when printing).

S&N stands out from the competition because of the quality of their products. Each census page has been scanned several times to get the best possible results. If a page is missing or unreadable on the original microfiche or microfilm, those images are obtained and included on the CDs.

S&N census sets cover all English and Welsh counties, even if some of those counties are not economically viable.

London Census Availability Online and on CD

Year

Census Pages
on CD-ROM

Searchable Index
on CD-ROM

Searchable Transcripts
& Images Online

1841

Yes

Yes

Yes

1851

Yes

Yes

Yes

1861

Yes

Yes

Yes

1871

Yes

Yes

Yes

1881

Yes

No

Yes

1891

Yes

Yes

Yes

1901

Yes

Yes

Yes

1911

No

No

Yes

The official records of birth, marriage and death and the census records 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, Parish Records are a very useful resource. A wide range of London Parish Records is available on CD and some are now online.

Also available on CD and online are London Directories, which can also provide useful information.

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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.

More Information:

Name-indexes and transcripts are also available for searching online.

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Quick links to shopping for:

Online London Census Transcripts & Images

London Census CDs

London Census Name-index CDs

London Parish Records CDs

All London Genealogy Research CDs