This CD-ROM set of the Dorset 1841 Census comes on 5 CDs, and is very high quality digitised images of the original census enumerators' books taken from microfilm (not microfiche) as it is higher quality. 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 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, 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 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! 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.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the originals. These CDs can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
Places on CD 1 (HO107/277-280):
Aff-Puddle, Allington, Anderson, Arne, Askerswell, Beaminster, Bere-Regis, Bettiscombe, Bincombe, Blandford St Mary, Bloxworth, Bothenhampton, Bradle, Bradpole, Bradpole Union Workhouse, Broadwinsor, Bryanston, Burstock, Burton, Burton-Bradstock, Catherston-Lewston, Chaldon-Herring, Chardstock, Charmouth, Cheddington, Chideock, Childhay, Church-Knowle, Compton-Vallence, Coombe-Keynes, Corfe Castle, Corscombe, Creech, Dewlish, Dibberford, Drimpton, Durweston - Knighton, East Holme, East Lulworth, East Stoke, Hammoon, Haselbury-Bryan, Kimmeridge, Knighton, Langton-Long-Blandford, Langton-Matravers, Milborne St Andrew & Milborne-Churchstone, Milbourn-Stileham, Moreton, Neville Fifehead, Owermoigne, Pimperne, Poxwell, Shitterton, Steeple, Steepleton Preston, Stowpain - Ashe, Studland - Brownsea Island, Swanage, Tarrant Hinton, Tarrant Keynston, Tarrant Launceston, Tarrant Rawston, Turners-Puddle, Tyneham, Warmwell, Watercombe, West Holme, West Lulworth, Winfrith-Newburgh, Winterborne Chenstone, Winterborne Houghton, Winterborne Strickland, Winterborne Thompson, Winterborne Whitchurch, Winterborne Zelstone, Winterborne-Kingston, Woodsford, Wool, Worth-Matravers
Places on CD 2 (HO107/281-284):
Abbotsbury, Alton Pancras, Athelampstone, Berne, Bowood, Bradford-Peverell, Broadmayne, Broadway, Brockhampton, Buckland, Buckland Newton, Buckland-Ripers, Burlestone, Cattistock, Cerne Union Workhouse, Cerne-Abbas, Cerne-Nether, Charminster, Chesilborne, Chickerell West, Chilcombe, Chilfroom, Compton-Abbas, Dorchester Barracks, Dorchester Union Workhouse, Duntish, East & West Pulham, East Chelborough, Evershot, Fleet, Ford Lunatic Asylum, Fordington, Forston Lunatic Asylum, Frampton, Frome St Quentin, Frome Vauchurch, Godmanstone, Hawkchurch, Hermitage, Hillfield, Hilton, Hook, Ibberton, Kingston Russell, Knowle, Langton Herring, Little Bredy, Litton Cheney, Loders, Longbredy - Upper Kingston, Mappercombe & Nettlecombe, Mapperton, Mappowder, Marshwood, Melcombe-Horsey, Melplash & Loscombe, Milton-Abbas, Mintern-Magna, Mintern-Parva, Mosterton, Nether & Over Kingcombe, Netherbury, Newlands, North Poorton, Phillyholme, Piddletrenthide, Pilsdon, Plush, Poorstock, Putton, Shipton Gorge, South Perrot, South Poorton cum Loscombe, Stanton St Gabriel, Stockland, Stoke Abbas, Stoke-Wake, Sydling St Nicholas, Symondsbury, Toller Porcorum, Vale, Walditch, Wambrook, West Chelborough, West Chickerell, West Knighton, Whitchurch-Canonicorum, Wild, Winterborne-Abbas, Winterborne-Came, Woolland, Wooton Fitzpaine, Wooton-Glanville, Wootton Abbots, Workhouse, Wraxall, Wyldecourt
Places on CD 3 (HO107/285-289):
Alderholt, Alme & Mapperton, Blagdon, Boveridge, Canford-Magna, Chalbury, Charlton-Marshall, Chettle, Chiswell, Corfe-Mullen, Cranborne, Critchill More, Dalwood, East Woodyates, Easton & Wakeham, Edmondsham, Gussage & Minchington, Gussage All Saints, Gussage St Michael, Hampreston, Hamworthy, Hinton-Martell, Hinton-Parva or Stanbridge, Holt, Holwell, Horton, Kingston-Lacey, Kinson or Kingstone, Knighton & Moretown, Leigh, Long Critchill, Longfleet, Longham, Lytchett-Matravers, Lytchett-Minster, Maiden-Newton, Mannington, Melbury-Sampford, Milborne St Andrew, Monckton-up-Wimbourne, Morden, Newton & Deanlane, Osmington, Parkstone, Pentridge, Piddlehinton, Piddletown, Poole Union Workhouse, Portisham, Portland, Preston, Puncknowle, Radipole, Rampisham, Ringstead, Shapwick, Sixpenny Handley, Spetisbury, Stinsford, Stockland, Stratton, Sturminster-Marshall, Sutton, Sutton Poyntz, Swyre, Tarrant Rushton, Tarrant-Crawford with Preston, Tarrant-Monckton, Tincleton, Toller-Fratrum, Toller-Porcorum, Tolpuddle, Upton, Upway, Verwood or Fairwood, West Parley, West Stafford, West Woodyates, Weston & Southwell, Whitcombe, Wimborne St Giles, Wimborne Workhouse, Wimborne-Minster, Winford-Eagle, Winterbourne St Martin, Winterbourne Steepleton, Winterbourne-Came, Winterbourne-Herringstone, Winterbourne-Monckton, Witchampton, Woodcutts, Woodlands, Wyke-Regis
Places on CD 4 (HO107/290-293):
Ashmore, Batcombe, Beer Hackett, Belchalwell, Bradford Abbas, Buckhorn Weston, Cann, Castleton, Caundle Bishop, Caundle Marsh, Caundle Purse, Child Okeford, Clifton Maybank, Compton Abbas, East Orchard, East Stower, Farnham, Fifehead Magdalen, Folke, Fontmell Magna, Gillingham, Halstock, Halstock Lunatic Asylum, Hanford, Haydon, Hinton St Mary, Holnest, Iwerne Courtney, Twerne Minster, Kington Magna, Lillington, Longburton, Lydlinch, Manston, Margaret Marsh, Marnhull, Melbury Abbas, Melbury Bubb, Melbury Osmond, Motcombe, Nether Compton, North Wootton, Oborne, Okeford Fitzpaine, Over Compton, Ryme Intrinsica, Shillingstone or Shilling Okeford, Silton, Stalbridge, Stalbridge - Gomershay, Stalbridge - Thornhill, Stalbridge - Weston, Stock Gaylard, Stourton Caundle, Stower Provost, Sturminster Newton, Sturminster Newton Union Workhouse, Sutton Waldron, Tarrant Gunville, Thornford, Todber, Tollard Farnham, Turnworth, Upcerne, West Orchard, West Stower, Yetminster, Yetminster - Chetnole, Yetminster - Leigh
Places on CD 5 (HO107/294-295):
Blandford Forum, Blandford Union Workhouse, Bridport, Dorchester All Saints, Dorchester Holy Trinity, Dorchester St Peter, Dorset County Gaol and House of Correction, Lyme Regis, Melcombe Regis, Melcombe Regis Borough Gaol, Poole Borough Gaol, Poole St James, Shaftesbury Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury St James, Shaftesbury St Peter, Shaftesbury Union Workhouse, Sherborne, Sherborne Union Workhouse, Wareham Holy Trinity, Wareham Lady St Mary, Wareham St Martin, Wareham Union Workhouse, Waymouth Cavalry Barracks, Waymouth Union Workhouse, Weymouth
Each CD is also available individually (see links below):
Dorset 1841 Census HO107/277-280
Dorset 1841 Census HO107/281-284
Dorset 1841 Census HO107/285-289
Dorset 1841 Census HO107/290-293
Dorset 1841 Census HO107/294-295
System Requirements: Windows, Macintosh or Unix systems, CD-ROM drive. Adobe Acrobat is need to view the CDs, this can be downloaded for free if you don't already have it, from www.adobe.com/Acrobat.
Summary by Archive CD Books Ltd.