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FreeUKGEN, the overall organisation that includes FreeBMD and FreeREG as well as FreeCEN, has a new Executive Chair. Pat Reynolds has taken up the task and you may already have received a message from her via the UK Helpers mailing list asking everyone involved with FreeUKGEN to complete a short survey about the best ways of keeping everyone in touch and informed. If you haven't yet found the link it is http://goo.gl/forms/iC6QhoLgJi .
As far as our section of FreeUKGEN goes, keeping in touch is also important. Some of the team are quite regular in letting us know of their progress (even if they aren't making any!), and passing on some of the oddities they find while working through the Victorian enumerations. However there are one or two who we haven't heard from in eighteen months or more in spite of our trying to contact them. We can't tell whether the piece they are working on is ever likely to be finished, or if they have simply given up their FreeCEN activities for some reason and it's time to ask someone else to take it on.
If you've been a member of the team for some time you'll remember that about this time of year we usually make a small survey of our own about progress, so could you let us know within the next couple of weeks the number of the Folio you have reached in your current transcription or checking. You can, of course, let us know all sorts of other things as well! ...and why not fill in Pat's survey at the same time?
Best wishes to you all,
Simon and Chris
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, Fiona in Yorkshire, and Keith* in Kent.
Janet M* in Caithness
Vivienne in the Dordogne
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")
Name This Child
Donna found a child in Henfield named Able SHOULDERS. Presumably the parents were hoping he would be a hard-working addition to the family.
We're not quite sure whether the BINSTED family of Boxgrove were so optimistic when they called their son Mouth.
An incomer to Sussex from Leicestershire was
Willoughby WILLEY, born in Willoughby Waterless , now living in Westhampnett.
In East Lavant lived
John DIGWEED, "Gardner"
Sarah DIGWEED, "Gardner wife"
Wm DIGWEED, "Garden boy"
There were others in the family too, including twin girls, but unfortunately none of them was described as "Gardner's daughter", otherwise we'd have the set!
A Puzzle for the Postman
"Alderdown" is this month's puzzle...
(Answer next month)
Indigestion for the postman?
"Rumbleswick" for Rumboldswyke.
"Piddlesworth" for Fittleworth
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?