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We hope you all had a good Christmas, and that 2017 will be a happy and successful year for you and yours. It promises to be an interesting one for FreeCEN; the much-heralded FreeCEN2 is expected to change the way we work with images and transcriptions, as well as giving the public a new visual experience when they use the search routine. As far as Sussex is concerned it really does look as though 2017 might be the year when we finish the 1851 Census. The numbers of things-left-to-do is steadily dwindling as you can see in the table below. The desire to get the information on line is still a draw, however, and only this week we have had a new volunteer contact us. It's a shame that we had to tell her we have nothing left for her to do. She'll certainly find other counties are keen to use her enthusiasm!
It's the enthusiasm of the present team that we appreciate. Now the holidays are over we've been hearing from you that you're getting back into the swing of FreeCEN (and at least one member of the team finds transcribing even more of a draw than housework!) We appreciate all that's being done, and look forward to receiving the results as 2017 progresses.
Best wishes to you all,
Simon and Chris
Simon and Chris, Marianne, Jan, and Susan, all in Sussex, Graham* in Berkshire, Barry in Buckinghamshire, Sue R and Janet B in Hampshire, Richard in Tyne & Wear, John P* in Norfolk, Jean* in Surrey, and Keith* in Kent.
Janet M in Caithness
Alison C* in NSW,
In the USA
Karen in California, Donna in Michigan* Inactive at present
Dave in BC,
(The "reserve list")
"See anyone you know?"
...all of whom must have been around in 1851!
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?