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January 2015

Alison Cdave
Janet B
John P

Hello again,
   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

Progress Report
The 1891 Census for Sussex has been completed by another FreeCEN Team, and
the 1881 Census is already available without charge thanks to the LDS.  The Censuses for 1861 and 1871 were completed by this team. 

Census Year
Pieces in the Census
   21  (approx 100 sections)
Pieces on line
Population of Sussex on line
Pieces being transcribed
13 sections (16)
Pieces waiting to be checked
4 sections (5)
Pieces being checked
1 section (4)
Pieces being validated or waiting to go on line
22 sections (21)
(Numbers in brackets are last year's figures)
Last National update: 19th December 2014

The FreeCEN instructions for single-word birthplaces such as Cambridge, Northampton or Bedford where the town and the county  have the same name tell us to please enter them as "CAM -" etc, and NOT as "UNK Cambridge"or "CAM Cambridge".  The person probably does mean he was born in the town, but we can't be sure.  He was certainly born in the county, though, and that's what we can state with confidence.  A birthplace such as  "Hertfordshire Hertford" is more precise, and can be given both parts of the name.

Happy Families
Living at Church Farm Eastergate in 1851:  Mr Field the Farmer, with Mrs Field and several sons and daughters.

The Team
Eng In England
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.
scot In Scotland
Janet M* in Caithness
france In France
Vivienne in the Dordogne
In Australia
  Iris* in WA, Alison C in NSW, Denis in Victoria
In the USA 
Karen in California,  Donna in Michigan
In Canada
Dave in BC,
sweden In Sweden
Lynne in Bullaren

* 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?]

barryBarrySimon and Chris
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?