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We sent off another completed piece of the 1851 Census this month, though It's not yet made it to the on-line database. Thanks to all involved with 1646 in one way or another. These Brighton pieces are hard work; lots of residents who've migrated from other parts of the world, enumerators who don't recognise those birthplaces and certainly can't spell them, and registrars who seem to specially recruit enumerators with sloppy handwriting. At all stages of the process these pieces seem to take extra time, so particular thanks are due!
We were reminded of the wider world of Census research when Vivienne sent us a link to a video produced by her cousin. Look for the link further down the page. Other snippets of interesting "finds" arrive in our inbox every now and then and we try to include them all. Keep them coming...
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")
A Video from 1871???
Not quite, but here's something we haven't had before in the Newsletter: Vivienne's cousin has produced a video tribute to the work of the Victorian Enumerator. Have a look at
In Yapton in 1851 -
Mr Carpenter the carpenter
...and in Walberton,
Mr Crees the tailor
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?