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Census - Original Enumerator's Books Census - Original Enumerator's Books

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Scanned images of all of the original census enumerator's books for various counties, reproduced on multiple CD sets for reading using Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Compatible with PC and Apple Mac).


Please note: Censuses are organised by Registration Districts, which do not necessarily correspond with county boundaries. A set of census records for a Registration District may omit some places within a county, and/or include places from adjacent counties. The CDs contain the records of Registration Districts.

We are very proud of the superb quality of the scanned images. We have worked from really excellent films copied from the first generation films at the PRO, and have then used the very best possible film scanner currently available to digitise the images at a high resolution. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader you can zoom in and in 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! Even on a standard bubblejet printer you can be sure of superb results. You can print first class copies of any page for use in your family history documents.

These are very old original hand written records. The vast majority of pages are readable, but there may be some pages that are illegible due to faded ink and the techniques used to film the records. Our scanning is done from films and we apply enhancement techniques to obtain the best possible results. When you order the census CDs, you accept that some pages may be difficult to read or illegible.

Place Indexes are included in the CD set. Place, Piece number, Folio. That makes it really easy to locate a place in the census enumerator's books so that you can begin your searches. In addition each 10th folio number is book marked in the files on the CDs for fast navigation.

This is real primary data. 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.

Reproduced by permission of the National Archives.

Credit cards are not charged until despatch.

No other discounts apply. (Under the terms of licence from the PRO we cannot give further discounts, e.g. sponsor discounts)


Advance orders are accepted where shown below, but credit cards are not charged until the CDs are completed and ready for despatch. Orders placed in advance will be charged at the stated price or less. When prices reduce, then everyone pays the lower price.


For advance orders, the maximum price if you order now is shown. The more advance orders that we receive, the cheaper the final price will become, and everyone pays the cheaper price. Some of these projects are very large and very expensive to produce. Prices are based on the anticipated number of sales of each set (which varies from county to county). The object of the exercise is to make the censuses available, not to make huge profits. Therefore, the more people who pre-order those marked as such below, then the cheaper the price will become - for everybody!

More details about the census CDs, samples and project schedules


Ref: C1841MDX

HO107/652-741 (86 CD SET)

The Middlesex 1841 census covers a huge part of London.

Buying the full county set works out at just £3.00 per CD. 

Price:   €287.98 (€354.22 Including VAT at 23%) VAT is only charged on customers in the European Union

Middlesex - 1801, 1811 and 1821 census of Hendon C1801-21H

Price:   €16.38 (€20.15 Including VAT at 23%) VAT is only charged on customers in the European Union

Hendon census only

Scanned from the original census books (not film) in grey scale for the highest possible quality.

Preserved censuses older than 1841 are incredibly rare! Details included are not the same as in the post 1841 censuses, for example, the 1821 includes:

Name of the head of household, How many families occupying the dwelling, Occupation of head of household

Number of people in household occupied as labourers or agricultural labourers, Number of persons (including children of whatever age, with 5 year breakdown), Remarksincluding: Rent, Number of windows, Number of dogs

One of the fascinating techniques to use on these is to compare them with later censuses to establish parents of people who appear in, say, the 1861 census.

For example, in the 1861 census we see Henry Cowley, head, age 53 (with wife and first child Joseph), and in the 1821 Hendon census we see a Joseph Cowley, with one son aged between 10 and 15. Henry!

Or the Thomas Crane in 1881, who is likely to be the 21 year old in the 1821 census, whose father was John Crane.

Images reproduced with the kind permission of The London Borough of Barnet who hold the copyright to the original books.



Price:   €32.84 (€40.39 Including VAT at 23%) VAT is only charged on customers in the European Union

21 April 2005.

This was first released in 2002 as a 3 CD set with bi-tonal (black and white) images.

We have now rescanned the whole of the county using much higher qality grey scale images and re-released it as an eleven CD set for the county at the same price as the old set. Those eleven CD's are also available individually (see beolw) so if you own the old 3CD set there is no need to purchase the entire county again!

RG 9/762-802

Note: excludes central London areas of Middlesex.


Middlesex 1871 Census Registration Districts C1871MDX

Price:   €32.84 (€40.39 Including VAT at 23%) VAT is only charged on customers in the European Union

RG10 /1303-1348

Note: excludes central London parts of Middlesex. For those, see 1871 London set.


London Metropolitan Middlesex 1871 Census Registration DistrictsC1871LON

See separate London section 

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