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FREECEN - I need help! #2

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****Nicky Report 21 Mar 2006 18:05

I knew it wouldn't be long before i needed help again. I have had a few queries with birth places. I have a few where it just says country eg Scotland so I have put sct in the T column but when I try to put a hyphen in the next column i get the grid number entered ie if i type - in column T i get -T143, how can I get around this. Also I have had a few where it just says place of birth and no county and again when i type - in i get the same. On another note I take it that i wouldn't type in ditto or do, I have been typing the surname or place in each time, is this ok or should i be typing exactly what the enumerator said. Thanks for any help. Nicky


****Nicky Report 20 Mar 2006 18:12

Thanks Jeanette. That's helped a lot. I will take the time to read through all this thread sometime as I'm sure there are other queries I havn't come across yet. Thanks again Nicky

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 20 Mar 2006 17:00

Hiya Nicky And well done to you! I shall attempt to answer your questions! lol 1. Yes with a spreadsheet you just keep typing. With every new census page you start, you must enter the Enumeration District number in column B, the Folio number in column C and the Page number in column D. Every now and again you may find a new enumeration district starting. This will be obvious as there will be some writing and other stuff before the census pages start. There will be a new Enumeration District number on one of the written sheets. And every time you start a new enummeration district you will need to enter the Civil Parish in column A........this should be found in the top left of each page. 2. I know you can get those that you couldn't even have a stab at! In this case, put a hyphen in column T or U (depending which one you can't read) and then put an x in column V. My co-ordinator asked me to send my first 10 pages for her to check when I first started just to make sure I was doing it right. Jeanette x


****Nicky Report 20 Mar 2006 16:44

Woo hooo!! Have just done my first 2 pages. Right as well I hope. Just a few quick queries whic I am sure have been answered before but here goes. 1. I assume with spreadsheets i can just carry on typing, without adding pages in, this does it automatically but do I need to put folio number and schedule etc at the top of each new page or just when I start a new census page. Hope that makes sense. 2) What do i do if i cant read a place, or name,i know it says to make a guess and put x in the cloumn but what if i can't even make a guess?. Hopefully wont need to ask too many questions but its nice to know you are all there if i need help. Going to get tea now so will check later. Nicky


xHeyJudex Report 14 Mar 2006 18:11

Sunderland is now Tyne & WEar but it was known as DUR. Must catch up or I will be in trouble off Carol!


Terence Report 14 Mar 2006 17:44

Hi Kind People I have Sunderland as the county of birth. It's not in the Chapman codes. What do I enter instead. Many thanks - Terry

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 14 Mar 2006 16:32

Nudging this again


SueinKent Report 13 Mar 2006 13:06



xHeyJudex Report 16 Nov 2005 19:44

I've been quiet for a while thought i would check in and say hi and give a nudge!


Nikki Report 9 Nov 2005 16:49

a cheeky nudge!


Nikki Report 5 Nov 2005 17:00

This may be a daft question, but I've now got a few entries where the county of birth is Breconshire, is this the same as Brecknockshire as there is no code for Breconshire? Nikki


GlitterBaby Report 1 Nov 2005 21:30

Nudged for Marion Maureen


Nikki Report 23 Oct 2005 16:55

Thanks Jeanette

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 22 Oct 2005 23:42

Hi Nikki If there's nothing written I haven't been writing anything either. The reason for this is that you do actually find sometimes that the enumerator has actually written unknown himself. Similarly if the county is missing I don't put it in as there can be places with the same names but in different counties. Hope this helps Jeanette x


Nikki Report 22 Oct 2005 21:16

Can anyone tell me what to type in the county code column if there's nothing listed, should it be UNK or just leave it blank? I have several entries where there is no County or Town listed & some of them have the town but no county. Thanks Nikki

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 18 Oct 2005 16:10

Hi Anna I've not been around much so I've only just read this. Sounds like he wants shooting! lol. Don't know about you but I hate having to put in entries when they're not spelt correctly. I think he would have sent me mad by now! lol Jeanette x

Nana Anna

Nana Anna Report 13 Oct 2005 23:02

Aaaaaaaaarghhhhhhh - sorry Jeanette just got to sound off - this enumerator is doing my head in. He can't spell nothing right. I can't take much more!! Examples: Manner Farm; Castle Cotages: Wooman; Mr Jons (Jones), 1 month old baby: Forename: Not, Surname: Named! Why did he get picked to do the job? Anna


Marion Report 9 Oct 2005 21:12

Thanks Jeanette your a star. Marion

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 9 Oct 2005 21:05

I've just had one of those for the first time Marion. What I did was put a zero in column E, an x in column H and a note in column Y - that was for the blank page. Then on the next page I typed in the Enumeration District Number, Folio number and page number and just carried on as normal. Again, because there is an x in column H, the checking program will stop so that the checker can sort it out. Jeanette x


Jacqueline Report 9 Oct 2005 20:51

hi jeanette thankyou so much i'm glad i asked i know you get 2 pages for one bit concerned about which i needed to use, thanks i must have missed the bit about using them both, i will probably be ok when i get started its probably easier than it looks. kind regards jackie.