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June  2015

alisonc
Alison Cdave
Dave
janet
Janet B
jean
Jean
johnp
John P
Graham
Graham
vivienne
Vivienne

Hello again,
   Apologies that this month's Newsletter is later than usual; it's also rather brief, the reason being a simple one - there isn't much news!  As often in the summer months, you tell us that the attractions of the garden and the great outdoors make struggling with illegible handwriting and imperfect images less exciting than usual by comparison. Graham has told us of another distraction, too - he's been celebrating his Golden Wedding. Many congratulations to the happy couple!  In any case, transcription, checking and validation are all proceeding, even if the pace has slowed. The updating of the central FreeCEN database also now seems to be back on track as you can see from the figures below.
   Enjoy the sunshine, and we'll see what next month brings!
   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
1851
Pieces in the Census
   21  (90 sections)
Pieces on line
9(8)
Population of Sussex on line
43%(38%)
Pieces being transcribed
9 sections (12)
Pieces waiting to be checked
5 sections (4)
Pieces being checked
3 sections (4)
Pieces being validated or waiting to go on line
25 sections (24)
(Numbers in brackets are last month's figures)
Last National update: 2nd June
28 million records now on line.


Reminder

It may sound obvious by now, but a transcription is intended to show what the original said, "even if it's wrong", so here's a reminder please not to expand the enumerator's abbreviations, not to correct "wrong" spellings of places or names and not to change the enumerator's geographical mistakes by putting a birthplace into the "correct" county.  If you want to add a comment or suggest a correction, Column Y is the place to do it.  Thanks.


teamwork
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, Fiona in Yorkshire, 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

Double what?
...so where do you think Enn is in Sussex?

After some cross-checking and head-scratching we finally worked out the Enumerator was talking about Heene.

keith
Keith
Lynne
Lynne
marianne
Marianne
jan
Jan
barryBarrySimon and Chris
Simon and Chris
who?
...and who's next?