The Yorkshire West Riding 1861 Census, now also comes as individual Registration Districts, so why buy the full county set, if you don't need it. This set contains the Dewsbury Registration District, 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, and have then used the very best possible film scanner currently available to digitise the images at a high resolution.
The CD set is readable using Adobe Acrobat which allows you to link to indexes to browse the areas and streets where your ancestors possibly lived, and it covers the whole of the Dewsbury Registration District as it appears on the 1861 Census fiche.
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. A full list of areas covered are in the PRO Class List.
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.
Registration Districts on CD 1 (RG9/3397-3407):
Registration Districts of CD 2: (RG9/3408-3416)
Principal places covered: Batley, Dewsbury, Gomersal, Heckmondwicke, Liversedge, Mirfield, Morley, Ossett, Soothill, Thornhill, Whitley Lower.
Summary by Archive CD Books Ltd.