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December  2014

Alison Cdave
Janet B
John P
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Hello again,
   Here we are again after our break in November.  Getting used to a new computer system and having to install and re-install various operating systems and software meant producing the Newsletter just didn't happen.  We hope you didn't miss it too much!
   Sadly our first task this month is to say a fond farewell to both June and Janet M.  Having run out of images for transcription some time ago we can't find anything to keep them busy with Sussex 1851.  June has moved onto the team for Surrey, while Janet is on the "waiting list" to see if Sussex images become available in the future. We wish them both well and say a big "Thankyou" for their contribution to the project. Between them they have added two dozen pieces to the database since 2008.

  The cards and greetings are beginning to arrive here; Christmas is only a week or two away, and Dave reports the first snow of the winter in Canada. We'd like to thank you all for "hanging in there" in 2014 as we've tried to deal with the various complications with regard to FreeCEN, and hope that 2015 continues to be as  productive.
 Have a very Happy Christmas and a brilliant New Year!,

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 (14)
Pieces waiting to be checked
5 sections (4)
Pieces being checked
2 sections (2)
Pieces being validated or waiting to go on line
21 sections (20)
(Numbers in brackets are last month's figures)
Last National update: 2nd October

Did you spot the deliberate(?) mistake in the October Newsletter?
The reminder that after you put a U or a B in column H the computer
 will ignore everything from column J onwards; it should of course
 have said Column I onwards

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")

"Ooops! Sorry, Dear!"
Samuel Bramwell signs off as enumerator at the end of his ED in Selsey, after entering the details of a young lady whom he somehow forgot to include as part of her family several pages earlier. When we looked up the schedule it was for his own family.

A Meaty Couple
In 1851 sharing  a house in Newick were Mr Venison and Mrs Bacon

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