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We have two welcomes this month; firstly a "welcome back" to Barry who took a break from FreeCEN to work on some checking for FreeBMD. He returns to work on Wartling and Warbleton, the last section of piece 1638, for us which means we should soon have another full piece ready to go off to the database.
And a special welcome to Matilda, Donna's new "assistant" - a schnauzer puppy who is "helping" so far by keeping quiet while Donna concentrates on the computer, and by taking her for exercise breaks at regular intervals! We're hoping to have a picture soon...
Progress on FreeCEN Sussex continues slowly, as you can see below. Next month we hope to give a more detailed report on the work of the last twelve months. In the meantime, "Keep up the good work!"
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,
In the USA
Karen in California, Donna in Michigan* Inactive at present
Dave in BC,
(The "reserve list")
Are You Sure?
Apparently the occupation of George Mewett of Brighton in 1851 was "Snob". Admittedly the writing was pretty poor but try as we might we can't make it say anything else, so perhaps he was just being honest!
...and talking of poor writing, here's a comment we received thiis month:
I have a warrant out for the arrest of the present enumerator I am dealing with!!!
Handwriting isn't good at all....but worst of all for any genealogist....he only gives initials for any/all children and any other occupants of the household! But often writes oodles of words of minutiae in the occupation space!!!
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?