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A Happy New Year to everyone! We wish health and happiness to you all.
Last month we were all busy with Christmas and other celebrations, but some FreeCEN work did get done in between, and you'll see below that the piece we uploaded last month is now on line for people to use. Thanks again.
The rumours of a new system for running FreeCEN have been around for several years, but things are now definitely happening, and a new search routine is in the experimental stage. They're looking for people to try it out and make sure it works properly before launching it to the public. If you'd like to help by searching for real or imaginary victorians and reporting back on what works and what doesn't, please let us know and we'll pass your details on. (We thought this might appeal to those of you who are at a loose end after running out of images to work from, but would still like to further the FreeCEN project.)
Apart from that, there's not a lot to report; let's keep up the progress in 2016 and help some other people find their ancestors.
All the best,
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
Vivienne in the Dordogne
Alison C in NSW,
In the USA
Karen in California, Donna in Michigan* Inactive at present
Dave in BC,
(The "reserve list")
Puzzles for the Postman
No new ones for you, but here are the answers to last month's. The combination of mispronunciation, poor spelling and awful handwriting was especially difficult. After much research we discovered that the people whose birthplaces were listed below actually came from...
Ostedeain (Horsted Keynes)
Talking About Transcription
"Starting a new ED I was surprised to see so many people in the first street with the same surname. It took a few seconds to realise it was Ditto."
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?