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July-August 2016

Alison Cdave
Janet B
John P

Hello again,
    Thanks to those of you who've again sent us snippets from the Census, and for keeping us informed of your progress (or lack of it). We've heard of various travels and family events, as well as health issues, all of which quite rightly take precedence over transcribing. Dave sent us some rather impressive photos of white-water rafting in the Grand Canyon; others are just plodding through the untidy handwriting, pale images and strange spellings from Victorian Sussex.  Such is life!
   You'll notice a jump in the statistics in the Progress Report below; piece 1642 is now on line, covering the Lindfield, Cuckfield and Horsted Keynes areas. Repeated thanks to all who contributed in various ways to making the data available for researchers.  We were able to tell the FreeCEN bosses recently that there are now just two sections of the Sussex Census that remain untouched.  Everything else is at least at the transcription stage, with almost three-quarters of the county on line.  Worthing and Brighton are approaching completion.  Keep at it!
   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  (90 sections)
Pieces on line
16 (15)
Population of Sussex on line
71% (67%)
Pieces being transcribed
7 sections (6)
Pieces waiting to be checked
2 sections (0)
Pieces being checked
2 sections (4)
Pieces being validated or waiting to go on line
16 sections (19)
(Numbers in brackets are last month's figures)
The last National update was on 30th June

The Team
Eng In England
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.
scot In Scotland
Janet M* in Caithness
In Australia
Alison C in NSW, 
In the USA 
Karen in California,  Donna in Michigan
In Canada
Dave in BC,

* Inactive at present
(The "reserve list")

Things you Find

Puzzles for the Postman
 Last time we had
Poulbour (Pulborough)
Parrom (Parham)
Crowbar (Crowborough)
This time, how about
"I Know How He Feels"
John NASH, Head, Wid,m,70
Occupation: Ag Lab Worn Out

A Risky Mix of Occupations?
William DENDY, Gas Fitter & Tobacconist

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