Family History Monthly

February 2011

Lancashire 1841 Census (DVD)

£44.95 (plus p&p) from S&N Genealogy Supplies, West Wing, Manor Farm, Chilmark, Salisbury, SP3 5AF
Tel: 01722 716121, Web:

This useful seven-DVD set consists of images of the 1841 census enumerators' books for the historic county of Lancashire. This differs from the modern county and includes some towns which are no longer part of Lancashire, such as Warrington and Barrow-in-Furness, as well as the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

The images included in this set have been digitised from premium quality microfilm, and can be enlarged to more than three times their normal size without losing resolution. The very faint 1841 census pages are notoriously difficult to scan, but these images are crystal clear.

The images are supplied with area indexes, and with street indexes for the larger dwellings. Meanwhile, a name index* (searchable by surname, forename and age) points to the piece on which an ancestor can be found.

This set does contain a vast amount of genealogical data!

*available seperately

Review by Paul Gaskell

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