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and a Happy New Year to you all! We thought it would be interesting to look back to the time when 2014 was new, rather than 2015, and see what progress we have made since then, so the figures in the table below are a little different from the usual record. You'll see amongst other things that five completed pieces of the 1851 Sussex Census were added to the online database over the last twelve months - thanks to so many contributions large and small from the team. Well done!
January is a favourite time for taking stock, and as part of that we ask each of you to give us some idea of where you've got to (and any further comments about progress!) So we'd be grateful if you could each let us know which Folio you have reached in your current transcription or checking, and the piece number just as a way of checking our records. That will give us some information to work with as we plan ahead. FreeCEN has been on our back burner over the holiday period, and we know from your messages that we're not the only ones; now we're getting down to business again!
With best wishes to you all,
Simon and Chris
Simon and Chris, Marianne, Neal*, 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, Fiona in Yorkshire, and Keith in Kent.
Janet M* in Caithness
Vivienne in the Dordogne
Iris* in WA, Alison C in NSW, Denis in Victoria
In the USA
Karen in California, Donna in MichiganLynne in Bullaren
Dave in BC,
* Inactive at present
(The "reserve list")
Another, more up-market, family
living in Brighton in 1851
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer.
With her in 1851 were
Rt Honble Lady Noel-Byron, Baroness, Ada's mother, wife of poet Lord Byron
and Ada's son
Honble Ralph Gordon Noel-King
(Only 11 at the time; here he is in later life)
[...amazing what you can find in Wikipedia isn't it?]
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?