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FREECEN, I NEED HELP!! Need to click latest reply

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Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 28 May 2004 16:48

Jan Gald you got a start and that sounds interesting, I am curious do you hve to transcribe from the fiche by hand and then put it on a disc? sorry for being thick!!! Ann

Jan

Jan Report 28 May 2004 16:26

Well my library visit was interesting....! All the fiche I have been sent are of ships in Tyne dock (1891). Each captain/owner etc was to fill in the form the next morning to show who was on board at midnight. The handwriting of each man is different and not everyone understood what to write where! Add to that some very long and badly written Danish / German/ Norwegian names and I expect you understand my problem! Have emailed Carol to ask how I tackle this! I'm going away for the weekend so will dive in a gain next week. Have a good break all. Jan

Jan

Jan Report 28 May 2004 00:51

OK feeling VERY pleased with myself - have downloaded SSCEN! Now all i have to do is get the hang of all the bits of info - have read it tonight but need to come back with a clear head! I'm off to the library tomorrow to see if I can use the microfiche and get started. Hope my enumerator's writing is reasonably clear! Jan

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 27 May 2004 23:37

Jeanette It say's --under 1mo--- so thanks for that no I didn't have that info, so thanks for that. Regards Ann

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 27 May 2004 23:13

Hi Ann Does it actually say 'under 1 month' or is the age given in weeks. These are the standard rules for age If only a number is entered, it will be converted as 'years'. Thus 46 or 46y will be converted to mean "46 Years" y (Years) maximum value = 120 m (Months) maximum value = 24m w (Weeks) maximum value = 20w d (Days) maximum value = 30d Sorry if you already knew this. Jeanette

~Von~

~Von~ Report 27 May 2004 22:59

Hi Chris, Have emailed you. Von

*****me*****

*****me***** Report 27 May 2004 21:32

yvonne, hope you hear from bmd soon,it's really easy. i'm doing births 1885, mine are double pages,i've done 2 already! now i'm near the end of the 3rd! and they've already given me another 3 to do,hav'nt downloaded them yet,thought i'd finish what i'm doing first. good luck,let me know what you're doing,email me if you like. chris.

~Von~

~Von~ Report 27 May 2004 21:15

Hi Ann, I haven't come across it but according to the instructions 0 is not acceptable. If the age is less than 1 month on the census then you enter 1m (no space between 1 and m) Still haven't got my disc so I've signed up for BMD - just waiting to hear from my co-ordinator again. I told you you've have your disc finished before I get my next one!!! Von

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 27 May 2004 19:57

Quick Question Has any one had an age under 1 month and what did you put I have put 0 in the age column and then under 1 month in notes column. Am I right? Ann

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 27 May 2004 13:24

Thanks Jo Might give it a whirl! Jeanette

~Von~

~Von~ Report 27 May 2004 13:23

Hi Jeanette, I haven't joined yet - I'm just about to do it!! If you go to the BMD site, click on 'Join BMD' and you can read all about it. Von

Unknown

Unknown Report 27 May 2004 13:10

Hi, I do free bmd. I do mine from a page that you down load from them. You dont have a choice, they just tell you what piece to do. I'm doing 1888 deaths at the moment and its a typed page. You can see who is looking for transcribers from the site. You can do it too from other ways.

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 27 May 2004 12:31

Hi Yvonne How did you volunteer your services for FreeBMD? Did you get to choose the area you're going to transcribe? I've just volunteered to do some transcribing for YorkshireBMD. They send you out a photocopy of the ones they want you to transcribe. Do FreeBMD do the same? Jeanette

~Von~

~Von~ Report 27 May 2004 12:07

Hi Chris, Obviously had a senior moment there! If you've not started the census yet you won't know if it's easier or not. Silly me!! Perhaps I'll be able to tell you if I do both!! Von

~Von~

~Von~ Report 27 May 2004 12:00

Hi Chris I'm looking into transcribing for BMD. Is it as easy as doing the census? Knowing my luck I'll sign up with BMD and my census disc will arrive and I'll be juggling between the two!! Von

*****me*****

*****me***** Report 26 May 2004 23:01

yvonne, i'm also still waiting for my disc, over 2 months now!!!! i'm fed up waiting to,why don't you transcribe for bmd, i'm doing that at the moment. so i will be busy IF i ever get the disc won't i !!!!!!!!! chris.

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 26 May 2004 22:35

Don't know how my reply got on twice??

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 26 May 2004 22:33

Hi Jan Welcome to our happy band, and don't worry I worried about downloading too but there's no need and Carol is so helpful and she will talk you thru it on the phone if you need her to. Regards Ann doing 1861 Darlington

Rick

Rick Report 26 May 2004 21:39

Welcome Jan ! Don't quite know how I got to be Mr Tipster for this thread, but will try my best to help if I can :-) Rick.

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 26 May 2004 20:55

Hi Jan Welcome to our happy band, and don't worry I worried about downloading too but there's no need and Carol is so helpful and she will talk you thru it on the phone if you need her to. Regards Ann doing 1861 Darlington