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Sorry to have kept you waiting for this month's Newsletter. Your bated breath can now be relieved. We have the decorators in at the moment, and sometimes even getting to the computer can be a problem. Anyway, better late than never.
A couple more Goodbyes, unforunately, this month; both Iris and Keith have run out of transcription to work on, and with the supply of images still unreachable there's not much we can offer. Iris has contacted the Kent coordinator and we hope she has found employment there. Our loss is Kent's gain. Keith is going to be concentrating on his own family history. We wish them both well and say many thanks for their contribution to the Sussex part of the project. Between them they have contributed well over a dozen pieces to the 1851, '61 and '71 Censuses for our county.
Another farewell-and-thanks goes to Terry, the coordinator for all the English counties. We reported that last year he was suffering from poor health, and he has now decided to stand down from the role. It's uncertain at the moment how the FreeCEN powers-that-be are going to proceed with finding a replacement. Terry has been a great help to the Sussex team, though as most of his advice and support has been delivered via your coordinators you might not have been aware of it. His contribution is already sorely missed.
On a more positive note, Graham has asked us to pass on the news that S&N Genealogy are offering some special prices for their CDroms at the moment. It might be worth a look at their website for any county and/or Census year where you have a particular interest.
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")
"Name this Child.."
We've just come across Richard Lemon in the 1851 Census, and that reminded us that we'd found Mr Orange Lemon in both the '61 and '71 Censuses. What weird and wonderful forenames have you come across lately? Let us know...
What's My Line?
...and while you're about it, how about some of the stranger victorian occupations?
"Under Boots" we've come across before now. Over to you!
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?