The London 1871 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 part of the Marylebone 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 part of the Marylebone Registration District as it appears on the 1871 Census fiche (see the list below for the Registration Sub-Districts that are covered by this set).
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.
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.
Registration Districts on CD 1 (RG10/0148-0156):
Registration Districts on CD 2 (RG10/0157-0164):
A listing of Registration Sub-Districts covered by this set:
RG 10/148 Registration Sub-District 1A All Souls
RG10/149 Registration Sub-District 1B All Souls
RG10/150 Registration Sub-District 1C All Souls
RG10/151 Registration Sub-District 1D All Souls
RG10/152 Registration Sub-District 1E All Souls
RG10/153 Registration Sub-District 1F All Souls
RG10/154 Registration Sub-District 1G All Souls
RG10/155 Registration Sub-District 2A Cavendish Square
RG10/156 Registration Sub-District 2B Cavendish Square
RG10/157 Registration Sub-District 2C Cavendish Square
RG10/158 Registration Sub-District 2D Cavendish Square
RG10/159 Registration Sub-District 3A Rectory
RG10/160 Registration Sub-District 3B Rectory
RG10/161 Registration Sub-District 3C Rectory
RG10/162 Registration Sub-District 3D Rectory
RG10/163 Registration Sub-District 3E Rectory
RG10/164 Registration Sub-District 3F Rectory
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, (version 4 or later is recommended)
Summary by Archive CD Books Ltd.