|One of the teams
"Bringing YOUR Ancestors to YOU, Free of Charge"
|FreeCEN is dedicated to transcribing
the Victorian Censuses of the UK
to make the records available on line without charge.
If you would like to know more,
or could offer your help, please click here
We're half way there! You'll see from the stats below that this month we have passed the half-way mark with over 50% of the Sussex residents from 1851 now on line. There's a lot more already in the pipeline too, both transcribing and checking, so we hope it won't be too long before we can report another addition to the database. The jump this month comes with the upload of pieces 1644 (part of Brighton) and 1652 (Itchenor, Fishbourne, Boxgrove etc). A total of nine different members of the team contributed to the transcribing, checking and validation of these two, starting in August 2013. Thanks again to all of you, even if you can't remember doing it!
Thanks too for letting us know of your progress as we requested last month, whether it's been great or small; it helps us keep tabs on the overall picture and maybe share out the various tasks in the most effective way.
This progress continues despite the problems with the supply of images for you to work from. We had to turn away a new volunteer this month and those of the team who are waiting for news will soon outnumber those who can still carry on. Unfortunately there is no good news about this, but we continue to do what we can.
There's only one "oddity" been sent in lately, as you'll find below; what weird names or occupations have you noticed lately? Keep sending them to us to pass on.
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, 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")
A Puzzle for the Postman
Last month we offered you "Adlerdown".
It turns out to be
Edmund G Harvey gives his occupation as "Divine Student",
but then he is studying at Chichester Theological College. Let's hope he went on to be a Divine Clergyman (or perhaps even a Doctor of Divinity?)