London Census on CD-ROM

Now you can browse the London Census records at your leisure in the comfort of your own home, there is no need to go to a local record office and sit in an airless room to trawl through reels and reels of microfiche.

To give access to the census records to the general public, the ideal solution was to transfer those records from micro-fiche and microfilm to CD-ROM, which can be used in almost all modern-day computers.

A UK-based family-run company, S&N Genealogy Supplies/British Data Archive, is a pioneer in this field, and have successfully transferred London the census from 1841 - 1901 to CD-ROM.

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 Index
Online

1841

Yes

Yes

Yes

1851

Yes

Yes

Yes

1861

Yes

Yes

Yes

1871

Yes

Yes

Yes

1881

Yes

Soon

Yes

1891

Yes

Yes

Yes

1901

Yes

Yes

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.

To order:

  • Call 01722 716121, or
  • Visit www.GenealogySupplies.com for CD-ROMs, or
  • Visit www.TheGenealogist.co.uk for online subscriptions.

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.

To learn more about census CD products, click here.

To read reviews of census and other genealogy data/software, click here.

Quick links to shopping for:

Online London Census Name-indexes

London Census CDs

London Census Name-index CDs

London Parish Records CDs

All London Genealogy Research CDs