Do you have someone in your family that you just can't find in the 1871 census? Yes ok ... we all have them! How about someone that may have been in the Navy? If so there was a possibility that they were away when the census was taken, but thankfully they were still enumerated when the census was taken.
Now produced on CD-ROM for the first time is the '1871 Census of the Royal Navy at Sea and Ports Abroad'. Produced on a single CD-ROM, this is useful for navy researches or people with ancestors in the navy. Covering the piece numbers RG10/5779-5785, a list of the ships included in this census is listed below. The census entries give details on Name, Rank, Condition (married or single), Age and Place of Birth. You are able to magnify an area to see further detail, print the current page, as well as viewing the original handwritten enumerators pages.
Ships covered by this census: Adventure, Algernine, Antelope, Avon, Barrosa, Basilisk, Beacon, Blanche, Boxer, Bristol, Bullfinch, Cadmas, Calidonia, Chanticleer, Cherub, Cockatrice, Cockchafer, Columbine, Cossack, Cracker, Crocodile, Danae, Defence, Dove, Dryad, Dwarf, Eclipse, Egmont, Elk, Enterprize, Fawn, Firm, Flora, Fly, Forte, Frances, Gladiator, Grasshopper, Growler, Hibernia, Hornet, Icarus, Immortalite, Jaseur, Juno, Lapwing, Lee, Leren, Lord Warden, Lynt, Magpie, Malabar, Midge, Minstrel, Myronidou, Narcissus, Industry, Invincible, Newport, Nimble, Niobe, Nymphe, Ocean, Opossum, Pandora, Pert, Philomel, Pigeon, Plover, Prince Consort, Princess Charlotte, Pylades, Raccoon, Rapid, Rattlesnake, Rinaldo, Ringdove, Rocket, Rosario, Royal Alfred, Royal Oak, Royalist, Salamis, Charybidis, Galatea. Please read carefully: If the CDs are for use in a Society or Public Library you will need a library licence, this price is five times the full retail price. You will then be issued with a library certificate for the product. The publishers terms do not allow users to publish their products or extracts on the internet. Also terms also exclude using these products to provide a lookup service, or selling disks of sets individually.