The Hertfordshire 1841 Census, now also comes as smaller sets covering just
one or two piece numbers on each CD, so why buy the full county set, if you
don't need it. This set contains the places covered by HO107/445-446, and it
contains images of the census books digitised from the microfilm.
The publishers are very proud of the superb quality of the scanned images.
They've have worked from really excellent films copied from the first generation
films at the PRO/TNA, and have then used the very best possible film scanner
currently available to digitise the images at a high resolution.
Note that the CDs contain images of the actual pages of the census
enumerators' books. Real original primary research data, (not transcriptions in
text format). What you see is the original hand written documents. That does
involve you reading the pages rather than typing in a name and expecting the
computer to find it. However, you will very quickly become used to the
handwriting styles of the different enumerators, and it is easy to click through
the pages at even low magnification to spot the people you are looking for.
Places on CD 8 (HO107/445-446):
Ashwell, Broadfield, Buckland, Bygrave, Caldecott,
Clothall, Cottered, Hinxworth, Hitchin, Hitchin & Pirton, Ickleford, Ippollitts,
Kelshall, Kimpton, King's-Walden, Langley & Missenden, Lilley, Mangrove (part),
Odsey, Offley, Pirton, Preston, Radwell, Red-Hill (part), Reed, Royston (part),
Rushden, Sanden, Therfield, Wallington, Yardley
This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required. Please note, this CD set is NOT