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August  2015

Alison Cdave
Janet B
John P

Hello again,
  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

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
Population of Sussex on line
Pieces being transcribed
7 sections (8)
Pieces waiting to be checked
3 sections (4)
Pieces being checked
3 sections (3)
Pieces being validated or waiting to go on line
24 sections (28)
(Numbers in brackets are last month's figures)
Last National update: 27 July
28.5 million records now on line.

Nothing special to report this month, but we're repeating this link in case you haven't yet followed it up.  It's the page of detailed instructions for transcribing and checking.
It's also worth copying the link or downloading the list and referring to it in future, even if you think you don't need to!
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
france In France
Vivienne in the Dordogne
In Australia
Alison C in NSW, Denis in Victoria
In the USA 
Karen in California,  Donna in Michigan
In Canada
Dave in BC,
sweden In Sweden
Lynne in Bullaren

* Inactive at present
(The "reserve list")

A Puzzle for the Postman
Last month we offered you "Adlerdown".
It turns out to be
Hadlow Down

Teacher's Pet?
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?)