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FREECEN - I need help! #2

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Kim Report 4 May 2005 09:13

Thanks for that Jeanette. Kim

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 3 May 2005 23:33

Sarah I've got both so I'll just go for a play around and get back to you! Jeanette x

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 3 May 2005 23:32

Hi Kim Sorry, I've only just seen your message. I would put parish church and church all in the address box but do the rest exactly as you said. As for the default hyphen, if you type ' before the hyphen, when you move on to the next column you should just be left with - Hope that makes sense! lol Jeanette x *UPDATE* for some reason it's not letting me type the correct sign in here. What you need to type is the double quotation mark - the one above the number 2 - and then the hyphen.


Sarah Report 3 May 2005 22:38

Hello everyone I have my disc and have tried to make a start but am thoroughly confused!!! It appears I don't have excel on my machine. i have MS word and MS Works but I can't open the files in the works spreadsheet. I get the message 'cannot convert files'. What am I doing wrong? Is it essential that I have excel on my machine?


Kim Report 3 May 2005 21:12

Hi ls anybody about who could answer my questions from earlier. Thanks, Kim


Kim Report 3 May 2005 15:46

Hi Can anyone answer this for me please. l have a church on my census, the man put Parish Church in the address box and Church in the surname box. Do l put schd number as 0 , fill out the address box as normal, put church in the surname box and put an x in col H and then put a note in col Y. Also when l have an address missing l put in a hyphen but l have to put this in brackets (-) if l don't, when l go to move onto the next column the hyphen turns into letters and numbers. Is it ok to use the brackets. Thanks, kim.


Unknown Report 26 Apr 2005 08:08

Hi Jeanette Yes I have that and printed it out but unfortunately didnt read it properly - silly me! No wonder im taking so long! lol Vikki xx

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 25 Apr 2005 19:38

Vikki When you downloaded your FreeCen stuff from the site did you get several icons on your desktop? If so, have you got one called FIELDS? If you open that there is a list giving you a description of what you can and can't put in the columns and where you can use the default hyphen. I printed it off so I have it to hand as I'm transcribing. Jeanette x


Unknown Report 25 Apr 2005 16:18

Hi Jeanette Thanks for that but ohhhhh dear! I have got some correcting to do. When I couldnt make out the address I just put a x in column H and a note in column Y as well as what I thought was the address in column G. Will I have to go back and check them all now? lol Vikki xx

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 25 Apr 2005 16:05

Afternoon Vikki! I would put a 0 in the schedule number column, something like Rectory Day School in the address column and an x in column H, followed by a note in column Y. As for hyphens, thye are used in circumstances such as if you cannot read something eg. if you can't read an address you would put a hyphen in column G, an x in column H and a note that you can't read the address in column Y Jeanette x


Unknown Report 25 Apr 2005 14:48

Hi All Can you please help? I am at the end of a page (devon census 1861) and have entered details for the Rectory. The next line has the following comment where you normally put the address etc : At the Rectory one room used as a day school and there is a 1 in column 4 (houses/uninhabited building) How do I put this on the form? Thanks in advance PS Hyphens? errrr......when do you use them? (think ive got some correcting to do! oh dear.... Vikki xx

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 25 Apr 2005 09:45

I think you've done great Maureen if that's all she's picked up on. You should have seen the corrections I had to do my first time! lol Jeanette x


GlitterBaby Report 24 Apr 2005 23:38

Hi Jeanette, Carol has had a quick look already at the work. Guess what I forgot to do. Some of the pages were hypens for the address and I forgot to put hypens against the unoccupied ones. Oh well I will learn by my mistakes. Wonder what else I have done wrong. Maureen

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 24 Apr 2005 23:25

That's brilliant Maureen! The two pieces that I have completed had approx 4,000 on - so not that much more than yours. Like Ann said, your putting us to shame! lol. Can't wait til I finish this piece then, then I can move onto those small villages in East Yorkshire! Jeanette x


GlitterBaby Report 24 Apr 2005 23:23

Hi Ann, Luck to start with a small area. Been temporarily unemployed - started new job last week - so have been able to do quite a bit during the day. Just wait for some feedback now to see how much I have done wrong. Maureen

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Ann L from Darlo Report 24 Apr 2005 23:15

Wow Maureen You really put me to shame I must get a move on!!! Well done


GlitterBaby Report 24 Apr 2005 23:03

Hi Jeanette, Had a reply from Carol who did not want me to send the copy disk to her. She was quite happy to receive the work as an attachment. Also sent her a copy of my checklist. With the differences on my disk I needed a way for keeping check on which documents I had worked on - no index etc. The checklist shows which documents are enumerator sheets and the folio/page numbers etc. I think this first area was quite small - only 7 enumerator districts - about 125 images - almost 2600 lines on spreadsheet. Hopefully not too many mistakes. Tried to be very careful hence all the questions. Five enumerators had very clear writing which helped. Also being little villages there was not much in the way of addresses to type. Maureen

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 24 Apr 2005 18:32

Well done Maureen! Can I ask how many entries there were on your disc? Trying to work out whether your the fastest transcriber on earth or if you've got small area! lol Jeanette x


GlitterBaby Report 24 Apr 2005 18:23

Hi Jeanette, I have just e-mailed Carol to say that I have finished RG9/3604 and that disk will be in post tomorrow. Have kept a spare copy of disk in case it goes missing in the post. Still got RG9/3605 - 3611 to do. Might finish by Christmas - not saying which year !!! Good luck everybody. Maureen


Unknown Report 22 Apr 2005 12:25

hi Jeanette Thanks alot for that Vikki xx