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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


Sarah Report 5 May 2005 21:54

Nudge for Anna

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 5 May 2005 22:02

Sarah I had a play around and I could do it with both on mine. Have you tried just using the blank censdemo sheet? It will just mean that if you are daft enough (lol) to do another piece, you will have to download it again. Failing that, try contacting your co-ordinator. Sorry I can't be of anymore help Jeanette x


Sarah Report 5 May 2005 22:05

Thanks Jeanette. i'll try again. Unfortunately received email from my co-ordinator to say he's away till May 21st. at least i've got plenty of time to try!! Sarah

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 5 May 2005 22:15

Sarah Would you like me to ask Carol if she can help you?


Sarah Report 6 May 2005 09:50

Thanks for your offer Jeanette. I'll get hubby involved in helping me as he's more of a techie than me but if I get nowhere I'll message you for help if that's OK. I really want to do this so was gutted when I couldn't fathom it but I will not be beaten LOL. Thanks again for your help. There really is a fantastic bunch of people on this site. Sarah x


GlitterBaby Report 7 May 2005 17:14

Jeanette, I had to look at a couple of images on Ancestry today as mine were grey and the writing a bit faint but most of it readable - just on one enumerator - and the images were clear and readable on Ancestry. After I had typed what I thought from the images I checked what had been transcribed on Ancestry. Boy what a shock !!! Could not believe what I was reading. Birth place of Bewholme shown as Bladterlme, N.Frodingham shown as N. Brodzchas. Was I really looking at the same images? Did they really get paid for that rubbish? Wonder if Ancestry need any paid transcribers if that is the standard - might have to volunteer if they want anyone for 1851 census. LOL Maureen

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 9 May 2005 11:23

Lol Maureen! Sorry I haven't replied sooner but the cat has been up to its old tricks again! lol. Just been out to get a new extension lead. There was a thread on the other day about the terrible transcriptions on Ancestry. As I said then, I think the people who did the transcribing were foreign and were paid by the amount they turned out. I was thinking they might have been Indian transcribers but looking at the mistranscriptions you found it looks like they could have been from the Eastern Bloc countries! lol Jeanette x


GlitterBaby Report 9 May 2005 18:54

Marion, Sorry can not help you on this question as I save my spreadsheet as an ordinary Excel one and my co-ordinator changes it when I send to her. Jeanette, Just sent another area to Carol. Another small one with only 1600 lines and hardly any addresses to type. Two down and six to go. Maureen

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 9 May 2005 19:16

Hi Marion If you click on File and then Save As a window will pop up. Where it says Save as Type I choose Excel 97-200. Hope that helps as I'm a computer divvy myself! lol. But as Maureen says, if it's saved in Excel format, you co-ordinator should be able to convert it. Jeanette x


GlitterBaby Report 10 May 2005 20:08

Hi Marion, Carol is lovely to talk to - so bubbly. Hi Jeanette, Had some feedback from Carol on second area that I sent her. Apparently I was a little bit over enthusiastic with my comments in column 'Y'. Maureen

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 11 May 2005 22:18

Lol Maureen! Waht did you do? Write an essay! lol

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 12 May 2005 13:22

Nudging for Marion


GlitterBaby Report 12 May 2005 23:18

Hi Jeanette, A small problem with schedule numbers. Get up to 44 okay, then it says 89 and then continues with 45. On the second last page for this ED I have a sch 89 and on the last page a sch 90. Both of the sch 89's have names against them. I presume I put '0' instead of the 89 - 'x' in column H - then a note in column Y. Maureen

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 12 May 2005 23:58

I would do exactly that Maureen :-) Jeanette x

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Nana Anna Report 14 May 2005 20:52

Hi Jeanette Can you help? Have an enumerator having a senior moment! They have put in the relationship column 'Mar' 'Mar' instead of 'Head' 'Wife' for a couple living in the same household. Do I put down as he originally recorded and put an 'X' in column P? Anna

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 15 May 2005 13:46

Hi Anna Sorry I wasn't around last night. I was out painting the town red! lol We are told to type exactly as it is written so yes I would do that - and a note in column Y Jeanette x

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Nana Anna Report 17 May 2005 16:01

Thanks Jeanette. I will do that. Hope you are alright after your night out, I'm painting the town red tonight!! Anna


GlitterBaby Report 24 May 2005 11:26

Hi Jeanette and fellow transcribers. Had a break for a week - catching up with some of my own research - hence no questions. Is there a correct way of showing junior? Head: John Smith Son: John Smith jnr Do I show after the christian name or surname and do I show as jnr or junior or not bother at all? Jeanette have a great day on your birthday on the 25th. Maureen

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 24 May 2005 12:42

Thanks Maureen - Although I'm doing my celebrating on Sunday so I've got bank holiday Monday to recover! lol From SSCENS Field Descriptions - Titles are to be typed after forenames, enclosed in brackets as in (Rev), (Dr), (Prof) etc. So although junior isn't strictly a title I would treat it the same. Put Smith in the surname column as usual, john and jnr in the forename column - ie. john (jnr) - an x in column K and a note in column Y Jeanette x