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FREECEN - I need help! #2

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Kim Report 24 Mar 2005 15:59

Thanks Jeanette l will drop Bev a line and l will get back to you when l find something out. Kim


Unknown Report 24 Mar 2005 17:32

i just got thru the first 'sheet' and realised it had 'example' in tiny letters at the top! Doh! BUT I emailed Terry and he said ooops (or words to that effect lol) Just ignore the first few pages - oh well a bit of practice never hurt anyone!!! Happy transcribing all Vikki xx

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 24 Mar 2005 18:00

Hi Vikki Lol! Like you say - good practise! You will find the example sheet at the beginning of each new enumeration distrcit so keep your eyes peeled! Jeanette x

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 24 Mar 2005 19:55

My turn for help Havent come across this before --I have come across uninhabitated house but this entry is next to Schedule no and street name it say's---Family all about--- I take it that i put what is written??


GlitterBaby Report 24 Mar 2005 21:31

Jeanette/Vikki An example sheet before each district? That is something else my disk does not have. Happy Easter everyone. Maureen

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 25 Mar 2005 14:53

************************************************** My internet connection has gone down the pan again (using Mum's computer at the moment) so I'm not sure when I'll be back online :-( If I can't get it fixed over Easter I'll try and pop down to Mum's a couple of times *************************************************** Ann Yes I would type that in, then put an x in one of the boxes and a note in column Y Jeanette x

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 25 Mar 2005 15:33

Jeannette Thanks Hope you are up and going soon--thought you were quiet, in the meantime I will help if I can with freecen question's


Kim Report 28 Mar 2005 16:42

Hi Veronica Thanks for the occupation site. Yes it does work. Hi Jeanette, As promised l am getting back to you on the problem with the two men who were left at the end of the census under List of Persons not in house. These two men were given schedule numbers 33 and 52. The place for schedule 52 had been put down as uninhabited. You can not go back and put him in ( this will not show on the original census when viewing). What we have to do is put a note in column Y on schedule No.51 to tell the next checker that there are details at the end of the enumeration district for Sch. No. 52. The same goes for No. 33, this was completely missed off, so l left a note on No. 32. If this doesnt make sence then l will send you the email that l got from Bev . Kim


Unknown Report 28 Mar 2005 21:03

It's nice to deal with people you know but if you are stuck there is also Sorry can't get round putting the address in, as you would with the dots and at UK-CENSUS- helpers-L AT rootsweb DOT com Still can't, you can go on the mailing list at rootsweb, find Cenus UK, then pick uk census helpers. Jo :)

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 31 Mar 2005 22:48

Hello everyone I'm back! lol. Not many queries added to the list so it looks like you're all doing really well. I've done a fair bit of transcribing too while my internet has been out of action. Carol is back tomorrow too. Jeanette x

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 31 Mar 2005 22:55

Jeannette Glad your up and running again Welcome back

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 31 Mar 2005 23:00

Cheers Ann! It's good to be back


SuzyQ Report 1 Apr 2005 04:49

Hi, I am Susan in Queensland Australia. I am also a newbie. Just thought that I would introduce myself. Are you all enjoying yourselves as much as I am?. My area is Shipley 1891 Rg 123649, and so far almost all my households have at least 1 servant. None of my ancestors among them. If there were they would be the servants LOL. I am working from microfiche, so I am lost when you are all talking about your cd's. I have sent my first 6 pages to Carol and I am eagerly waiting to find out how many mistakes I am making. Cant' wait to get on with it. Susan

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 1 Apr 2005 12:42

Hi Veronica Got your cd at last? Don't be scared. We're all here to support you and help where we can. Hi Susan Nice to meet you! Is that Shipley in West Yorks? So that's where all the posh people hang out is it! I've been doing a few pieces for the Huddersfield area and they're all mill workers Jeanette x


SuzyQ Report 2 Apr 2005 06:21

Jeanette My husband is from Shipley and he said the area i am working on has lots of big houses. No doubt I will also get a lot of mill workers. I NEED HELP FROM A COMPUTER GENIUS. My computer came with StarOffice 5.2 and I have never needed to change to any other programme. Now I find that I am unable to e-mail the work I have transcibed to Carol as the file extention comes up with an addition ie: RG123649.csv.sdv. How do do I get rid of the .sdv? Carol cannot open the file. I do not want to go any further if I am unable to send the work on. DESPERATE Susan


Jools Report 2 Apr 2005 10:28

Susan - when you save the file, you give it a name eg rg123456, then you need to save it as a type of file - make sure the file type does not have the extension sdv. If this doesn't work, use windows explorer and rename the file from rg123456.csv.sdv to rg123456.csv then try and open it with excel - if it opens ok then problem is solved.


Ann Report 2 Apr 2005 11:40

Morning All I still have not started - need guidance in words of one syllable? or less - have loaded cd opened excel changed columns from numbers to letters - ok - split screen so can see both at same time - read and reread printed off guidance notes 1) are we only using columns a and b does rg no go in col (a) what goes in column (b) - (c) (d) blank? (e) whatever number appears before house number/name in col (f) have I got this right or am I totally thick - answers on a postcard please!! Any advice from anyone brighter than me - lets face it if you are all happily transcribing then everyone is brighter than me lollol Ann xx

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 2 Apr 2005 17:24

Hi peeps! Would you believe my ISP was down this morning. Makes a change from the cat piddling on my modem I suppose! lol Thanks Jools! Susan - did it work? Ann When you downloaded the program from FreeCen, did a couple of things entitled STRUCTUR and FILEDS also come with it all? This should have all the info in it. Still stuck? lol. I'll run through it quickly but if you need more help, I'll send you my email addy. I'll be out tonight but should be around in the morning. On row 1 column A type in the RG number. On your first line (which should be row 4)in column A type the name of the parish. You only need to use this column at the beginning of each enumeration disrict. Column B is Enumeration District - you will find this on the few pages before the start of the census pages. This needs to be typed in prior to each new census page. Column C is folio number - this will be in the top right hand corner of every other census sheet in bold and applies to that page and the one following it. It needs to be typed in at the beginning of each new census page. Column D is page number - this will appear in the top right hand corner (smaller than folio no.) of odd numbered pages and the top left of even numbered pages. this needs to be typed in at the beginning of each new page. Column E is schedule number - this appears in the schedule number column on the census and needs to be entered for each new household. Column F is the house number - not all houses are numbered. If they aren't then leave blank. Column G is address - this is the name of the the street, road, house, pub etc. Column H is a bit complicated! lol. Type an x if you have any doubts about what came in the columns before this one. Type a b, u, v, or n if it appears ont the census sheet. Column I is surname - self explanatory. Column J is forename(s) - self explanatory. Column K is to put an x in if you have doubts about any of the names. Column L is the relatiosnship column - you should have a list of abbreviations to use. Coulmn M is marital condition - m for married, u for unmarried, w for widowed. Column N is sex - m for male, f for female. Column O is age - self explanatory. Column P - put an x in if you have any doubts about columns L-O. Column Q is occupation - self elxplanatory. Column R is Employment - only applies to 1891 onwards. type an r if employer, e if employee and n only when marked as not employer/employee. Column S - enter an x if you have any doubts about column Q. Column T is for the chapman county code for the county they were born in. Again this should be on one of the downloads. Column U is for the place of birth. Hopefully you will also have downloaded Genie to help you with this. Column V - place an x if any doubts about columns T or U. Column W is the disability column - only use if a disability is stated. Column X - generally left blank except for returns which ask if welsh is spoken. Column Y - this is used if you have any queries. eg. if you couldn't read the occupation put something like ?occupation. As I say Ann this is just a brief summary so I will send you my email address. But have a look round and see if you can find STRUCTUR and FIELDS as it goes into more detail. Jeanette x

The Bag

The Bag Report 2 Apr 2005 17:29

Thanks to who ever bumped that! Don't want to look like a nelly straight off but am transcribing marriages and have put in all the data etc 30 lines of it and have come to the end of the page. the instruction say to put + and what ever the page number is, okay yes, but WHERE!! - doing the entering of date seems easy enough maybe being computer phobe isn't helping! jess

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 2 Apr 2005 17:34

Jess Are yo transcribing for FreeBMD? This is for FreeCen. Unfortunately I have never transcribed for FreBMD so I can't help. Why not start your own transcribers thread and you can all help each other out too? Jeanette x