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 St George in the East 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 St George in the East Registration District as it appears on the 1871 Census fiche (see the list below for the Piece Numbers 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 (RG10/0528-0537):
St George in the East
Registration Districts on CD 2 (RG10/0528-0543):
St George in the East
A listing of Registration Sub-Districts covered by this set:
Registration Sub-District 1A, B, C, D, E, F - St Mary Civil Parish, St George in the East
Registration Sub-District 2A, B, C, D, F - St Paul Civil Parish, St George in the East
Registration Sub-District 3A, B, C, D - St John Civil Parish, Township or Place: St George in the East
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.