You can search the Cornwall 1881 census online at http://www.familysearch.org, or you may even have the LDS 1881 CDs which are transcriptions of the 1881 census.
Now you're given the opportunity to have the original hand written pages of the census for your convenience on CD-ROM. Think of it like this: for just $15.50 you can have the whole of the original pages of the original books for a whole registration district on CD for research to print your own copies!
This set contains the St Austell Registration District of the 1881 Census, 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 St Austell Registration District as it appears on the 1881 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 the CD (RG11/2299-2305):
Places covered by this CD are:
RG11/2299 Registration Sub-District 1A Fowey
Civil Parish, Township or Place: St Sampson or Goland, Tywardreath, Fowey (4)
RG11/2300 Registration Sub-District 1B Fowey
Civil Parish, Township or Place: Fowey (8), St Blazey (8)
RG11/2301 Registration Sub-District 2A St Austell
Civil Parish, Township or Place: St Austell (part), Cuddra, Holmbush
RG11/2302 Registration Sub-District 2B St Austell
Civil Parish, Township or Place: Charlestown, Porthpean, St Austell (part)
RG11/2303 Registration Sub-District 2C St Austell
Civil Parish, Township or Place: St Austell (part) (3)(8), Roche, St Dennis
RG 11/2304 Registration Sub-District 3 Mevagissey
Civil Parish, Township or Place: Mevagissey (8), St Michael Carhayes, St Ewe, Gorran
RG 11/2305 Registration Sub-District 4 Grampound
Civil Parish, Township or Place: Grampound, Creed, St Stephens in Brannel or Bramwel, St Mewan
Summary by Archive CD Books Ltd.