The Surrey 1841 Census, has now been released not only as a full set of 20 CDs,
but also as individual CDs, all of which cover just a piece number or two. So
why buy the full county set, if you don't need it!! This CD 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 TNA, and have then used the very best possible film scanner
currently available to digitise the images at a high resolution.
Allows you to link to
indexes to browse the areas and streets where your ancestors possibly lived, and
it covers the places as they appeared on the 1841 Census fiche (see the list
below for the hundreds and places that are covered by this set).
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.
Features of the CD set are: the ability to magnify an area to see further
detail, print the current page, alphabetic street index for larger towns, and
searchable area indexes. Zoom in and out to
read the pages. You really don't have to squint to read the pages. Zoom right in
without noticeable loss of detail. That's because of the very high quality of
the scanning. Print quality is excellent too! You can print first class copies
of any page for use in your family history documents.
Covering the following Hundreds on this CD: Southwark.
Places covered by this CD are: London Road, St George the Martyr (part), St John Horsleydown, St Olave.
Readable using Adobe Acrobat, this CD can be browsed, printed and enlarged, but please note it is NOT searchable.