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January  2016

Alison Cdave
Janet B
John P
Hello again,
   A Happy New Year to everyone!  We wish health and happiness to you all.
   Last month we were all busy with Christmas and other celebrations, but some FreeCEN work did get done in between, and you'll see below that the piece we uploaded last month is now on line for people to use.  Thanks again.
   The rumours of a new system for running FreeCEN have been around for several years, but things are now definitely happening, and a new search routine is in the experimental stage.  They're looking for people to try it out and make sure it works properly before launching it to the public.  If you'd like to help by searching for real or imaginary victorians and reporting back on what works and what doesn't, please let us know and we'll pass your details on.  (We thought this might appeal to those of you who are at a loose end after running out of images to work from, but would still like to further the FreeCEN project.)
   Apart from that, there's not a lot to report; let's keep up the progress in 2016 and help some other people find their ancestors.
   All the best,
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
4 sections (6)
Pieces waiting to be checked
4 sections (4)
Pieces being checked
3 sections (3)
Pieces being validated or waiting to go on line
23 sections (29)
(Numbers in brackets are last month's figures)
Last National update: 13th January.  29.6 million entries on line.

   No new worries this time, well done!

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, 
In the USA 
Karen in California,  Donna in Michigan
In Canada
Dave in BC,

* Inactive at present
(The "reserve list")

Puzzles for the Postman
No new ones for you, but here are the answers to last month's.  The combination of mispronunciation, poor spelling and awful handwriting was especially difficult. After much research we discovered that the people whose birthplaces were listed below actually came from...

Brister (Buxted)
Hushsal (Hurstpierpoint)
Ostedeain (Horsted Keynes)
Hailsmountain (Herstmonceux)

Talking About Transcription

"Starting a new ED I was surprised to see so many people in the first street with the same surname. It took a few seconds to realise it was Ditto."

barryBarrySimon and Chris
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?