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Yorkshire Census on CD-ROM

Yorkshire census pages, transcripts and name-indexes available

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If trawling through reels of census microfilm in a windowless, airless basement in the old PRO or in a record office, library or family history society isn't your favourite past-time, why not browse through those records in the comfort of your own home?

With the use of personal computers becoming more widespread, the ideal solution to making the census records easily accessible to the general public, was to transfer those records from micro-fiche and film to CD-ROM.

S&N Genealogy Supplies/British Data Archive, a UK-based family-run company, is a pioneer in this field.

Yorkshire census CDs easy to use

The Yorkshire census images can be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat browser provided with the CDs. They are bookmarked by piece number, and street or area indexes are also provided, enabling the user to locate their particular area of interest and the sub-district or piece number which covers that area. Once images are displayed on your screen, you can zoom in and out, move the image around, and even rotate the image 90 degrees, something that can be useful when printing.

What sets them out from the competition is the quality of their products. Each page has been scanned several times to get the best possible results. If some are missing or unreadable on the original microfilm or fiche, those images are obtained and included on the CDs.

S&N census CD sets cover all English and Welsh counties, even if some of those counties are not economically viable.

Yorkshire Census Availability on CD-ROM and Online

You can click any underlined items for product details and/or ordering.

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

1911

No

No

Coming Soon

The census and official records of birth, marriage and death 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, Yorkshire Parish Records are a very useful resource. A wide range of Yorkshire Parish Records is available on CD and online.

Other useful resources are Yorkshire Directories, which are also available on CD.

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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.

Census CD Reviews

March 2011

Lancashire 1841 Census (DVD)

This useful seven-DVD set consists of images of the 1841 census enumerators' books for the historic county of Lancashire. This differs from the modern county and includes some towns which are no longer part of Lancashire, such as Warrington and Barrow-in-Furness, as well as the cities of Manchester and Liverpool. READ FULL REVIEW...

January 2011

Jersey 1901 Census & Devon 1857 Gazetteer and Directory

William Humphries reviews this month's data CDs for family historians. READ FULL REVIEW...

November 2009

Lancashire 1861 Census

This four DVD set comprises images of the enumerators' books for the 1861 census of Lancashire, and also includes a places index and street indexes to the larger towns and cities. READ FULL REVIEW...

(Reviews from GenealogyReviews.co.uk)

Full transcripts are available for searching online.

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Quick links to shopping for:

Yorkshire Census CDs

Yorkshire Census Name index CDs

Yorkshire Parish Records CDs

All Yorkshire Genealogy Research CDs

Online Yorkshire Transcripts & Images

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