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FREECEN - I need help! #2

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Unknown Report 3 Apr 2005 13:51

Hiya Peeps Please can someone answer this for me? I have come to a page at the end of my current district that has no information on it, it is just blank. Do I just ignore this one and carry on with the next folio/page, or do I need to put a comment in 'Y' before starting my next folio/page? ie; folio num, page num then 'no entries' in column 'Y' Hope this isnt too daft a question! Cheers Vikki

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 3 Apr 2005 14:36

Hi Vikki Not a daft question at all! To be honest I haven't come across it before. Yes I would enter the folio and page numbers, then put x in column H, and then a comment in column Y. Just so everyone knows, by putting an x in a designated column, this alerts the checking program to the fact that there is a query. If you don't put the x in the column then the program won't know there is a problem. Walter To be honest, I don't spend that much time messing around with it. If I can't read the image by enlarging it in the usual way, then I leave it for the validator to work out. Jeanette x

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 4 Apr 2005 13:16

LOL Vikki!

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 4 Apr 2005 13:23

Quick question.... I am doing some pages, and the county is missing from the place of birth. Do I put - ? or do I just guesstimate what it should say and put that in?

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 4 Apr 2005 13:27

Afternoon Tracy! Did you download Genie? I would put the - in column T. an x in column V, and then a guess at what it might be in column Y. If you don't have Genie, just put ?county in column Y Jeanette x

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 4 Apr 2005 13:46

Thanks Jeanette :) Where do I get the Genie?

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 4 Apr 2005 13:50

Tracy I downloaded mine from the FreeCen site but Carol sent me this link http://picknowl(.)

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 4 Apr 2005 14:16

Sorry about that Tracy - forgot to put the brackets in! lol

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 4 Apr 2005 14:18

Thanks Jeanette :) I'll go there tonight.


Unknown Report 4 Apr 2005 14:32

help! I have come across a large family that continues onto a new page. When i run csvcheck it says that 'address has changed in middle of household' Is this because I havent put a schedule number in, on this new page? If so, do I just put the same schedule number as the prvious page (as its the same house)? Or, do I put a 'zero'? What should I do? Cheers in advance! Vikkixx

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 4 Apr 2005 14:42

Vikki I never use csvcheck! Slapped wrists for me! lol As far as I know you don't put another schedule number in until you come to the next household. I would think that it is just to alert the validator when they are checking it, so they can make sure it's been done properly. Just had a look on censdemo and they haven't enetered a schedule number until the beginning of the next household. Jeanette x


Unknown Report 4 Apr 2005 14:45

Thanks for that. Vikkixxx


Unknown Report 5 Apr 2005 10:15

Hi jeanette Could you tell me what format I am supposed to save my work in? The main options (in Excell) are: CSV (comma delimited) CSV (ms dos) There are other options but im sure its one of the above. It tends to save it as the first option but each time I add work to it and then save it, it says: comma seperated.csv may contain features that are not compatible with CSV(comma delimited). Do you want to keep the workbook in this format? I have chosen 'yes' but am not sure if this is the right thing to do. Any advice would be great. Cheers Vikkixx

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 5 Apr 2005 10:31

Hi Vikki I don't have those options. I only have Text & Commas (*.csv). I know when I try and save it as this it tells me that I will lose all my formatting. What I can tell you though is that if you save it as an Excel spreadsheet, Carol can convert it back to a .csv file. Jeanette x

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 5 Apr 2005 19:22

nudging for those that need it!


GlitterBaby Report 12 Apr 2005 15:20

Hi folks. Thankfully one of my questions about blank pages has been asked and answered but will still show them for the main question just to show sequence of images. Doc no 4015980-00023 page 10 is blank Doc no 4015980-00024 says page 23 folio 9 schedule 1 Address is 'A house adjoining the parish of Withernwick'. The pages list 5 people with all details. Then written underneath 'Taken from book 3 of 522' Doc no 4015980-00025 page 24 is blank Doc no 4015980-00026 is the enumeration district sheet for next area. Question - I presume I treat the two blank pages as already discussed. BUT what do I do about page 23 folio 9, and page 24, as the page numbers are out of sequence. What address do I use for page 23? Any suggestions Maureen


Unknown Report 12 Apr 2005 15:30

Hi I am afraid I ignored all blank pages and if I come across one out of sync like yours I just put in as I find it and put a note in the notes column about it. Oooeer.... I hope thats right! lol Vikki xx


GlitterBaby Report 12 Apr 2005 18:01

Oh dear me again. What do I do about missing folio numbers. The first enumeration district finished on folio 9 (doc no 4015980-00022 see earlier query). Folio 10 is stamped on the new enumeration district sheet (ED 2) but the next image has folio 13 (page 1). Do I record numbers 11 and 12 anywhere? Maureen


Unknown Report 12 Apr 2005 18:10

I dont think so glitter - I have folio numbers on summary sheets and as we dont do anything with the summary sheets I just ignore the folio numbers on them too. I have an awful feeling someone - probably jeanette - is going to tell me that ive done it all wrong lol or shud that be boo hoo? Vikki xx


GlitterBaby Report 12 Apr 2005 19:37

I think I have frightened Jeanette off as yet another query. The image shows sch 4,5 do I enter as this in column E. The names are listed head and wife (with the same surname) and the third person is a different surname and description could be widower (sorry the image is a bit faint but does not say son or daughter etc). The schedule numbers then carry on okay i.e. 6. Getting some place names that are very strange and can not find on GENIE - Slacholer or Horrinslaam - on this same faint image and I hate it when I can not suss it out. If anyone hears me volunteering to do anything then just shout NO at me as loudly as you can. Happy transcribing everyone. Mauren