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CDROM: Census

Surname indexes to the 1891 census for Manchester and Salford. While the census returns are available on many commercial web sites, the quality of the indexing is often decidedly questionable. These name and street indexes were compiled by experienced family historians who had the time and skill to produce the best possible interpretation of the enumerator's, often difficult, writing. Provides RG12 piece and folio number for each personal or street name.

At some time after they had been analysed, and before they were made available to the public, the census returns for Manchester, Salford, Oldham and Ashton-under-Lyne were badly damaged by flooding. Some of the returns were too badly damaged to film and others which were filmed are frequently barely legible. Members of MLFHS were granted access to this fragile material to transcribe all of the information which could be read using ultraviolet light. These CDROMs present the recovered details set out as reconstructed enumeration pages. All are fully indexed for personal and street names.