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Volunteers Needed for FreeCen!!! (update)

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Unknown Report 13 Mar 2004 10:57

I have recently been transcribing for Freecen from CD. They are in need of more volunteers. A message from Carol Barber my Co-ordinator in the next message. It isn't hard to do, not if I can do it! "Michelle is having difficulty in finding someone to take on parishes in Nairn. She has almost finished the 1841 and has started on the 1851 for Aberdeen. I have almost completed the transcriptions for 1841 Angus and am now in the process of checking and validating. I would still appreciate more volunteers for that, too."


Unknown Report 13 Mar 2004 10:59

FREECEN is a volunteer based project involved with transcribing census material which is uploading to the internet for researchers to search free of charge. We are in need of more volunteers and below is a list of areas that are available on CD but if you have a fiche reader then we would welcome you to join us too to transcribe the 1891 census - which is available for all counties in England, Scotland and Wales. There is no time limit for transcribing - just whatever time you can give or want to give. We are all volunteers and have other commitments such as families, work etc so any time you can give is gratefully appreciated by FREECEN but also fellow genealogists. If you have not seen the website, then please do http(://)freecen(.)rootsweb(.)com and see if you can find any ancestors - fingers crossed you do. If you have any questions or would like further information then please do contact myself Carol Barber at carol.barber AT b l u e y o n d e r(.)co(.)uk and I will be in touch as soon as possible. (Remove the brackets and spaces) Thanks for taking your time to read this message and hopefully I will be welcoming some new volunteers on board this worthwhile project. Regards Carol Barber Freecen Co-ordinator 1861 DEV 1861 DOR 1861 DURHAM 1861 GLS 1861 LIN 1861 MDX 1861 NTT 1861 STS 1861 WOR 1871 GLA - now preparing to order 1861 Essex 1871 - London, I believe some parts 1861 RG9/3238-3242 Saddleworth Registration District (Yorks. West Riding) 1861 RG9/3243-3273 Huddersfield Registration District (Yorks. West Riding) 1861 RG9/3397-3416 Dewsbury Registration District (Yorks. West Riding) 1861 Leicestershire 1841 Cornwall 1861 Pembrokeshire 1871 Wiltshire 1861 Yorkshire Supplement 1 (Places in Durham Registration Districts) 1861 Yorkshire Supplement 2 (Places in Durham Registration Districts) 1861 Somerset 1861 Norfolk 1871 Glamorgan

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 13 Mar 2004 15:15

Hi Jo So how easy is it really?! And can you choose which areas to transcribe - of course depending on if there's a CD for that area. Jeanette


Lucky Report 13 Mar 2004 15:35

I've thought about doing it, but I too worry how hard it may be to read. What is the difference on picture quality of fiche and cd


Unknown Report 13 Mar 2004 18:13

Hi, I got my CD and was really suprised at the quality. You down load the things you need from the site, it's in excel form you put the information. Not scary at all, just a form to fill in what you see on the census. There are some codes to use for areas etc. but nothing complicated. You can pick from the list thats on my earlier posting of what you want to transcribe, it's sent to you by post. I was a bit worried at first but I'd like to add "my bit" to help and the more people who do it, more census we can see!. There is no pressure and Carol Barber has been so helpful and very friendly. I have only seen CD versions of census so I cant say what a fich would be like, what I have is very easy to read.


Lucky Report 13 Mar 2004 19:19

I've gone mad and e mailed her about it. It's something I've thought about but always been a bit worried, but I may as well see what it involves and then make a decision.


Unknown Report 13 Mar 2004 19:24

Good on you Diane! Good luck and I'm sure you will get all the help you need. Best wishes, Jo


Unknown Report 13 Mar 2004 20:48

Hi Maz, you can either contact Carol from the email address, but it hasnt come out well, or email me and I will send it on to Carol. I'm disabled too and it does feel so good being of some use! Just pick what you would like to do and go from there. Good luck, best wishes, Jo


Russell Report 13 Mar 2004 21:19

Hello Jo. I contacted Carol this morning and she sent me an email back re downloading sscen off the site. I cannot seem to get it to work. Could you explain in simple terms what to do. Thankyou - Russell


*****me***** Report 13 Mar 2004 21:45

have just emailed carole,see if i can help. chris.


*****me***** Report 13 Mar 2004 21:58

have emailed carole,but it came back as failed! so, i have emailed you Jo,o.k. chris.


Jenny Report 13 Mar 2004 22:02

I'm really interested in doing this but do you have to be very computer literate. I can do this weekends when I'm not at work and I use their site a lot so would like to give a bit back. Just worried about doing it wrong.


Lucky Report 13 Mar 2004 22:35

Just had an e mail back from Carol. I think I will have a go. As I have a fiche reader I may go for the 1891. That way I could record it into the computer as I go, may be a bit easier for me to begin with!!


*****me***** Report 13 Mar 2004 22:58

hi, i have just been on the site,and have emailed from there. here's hoping!!!! chris.


*****me***** Report 13 Mar 2004 23:18

hi all,me again! email came back "AGAIN"!! whats going on?? thought they wanted volenteers? what am i doing wrong?can some one help!!!!!!!! chris.


Russell Report 13 Mar 2004 23:26

The problem is fixed, Carol told me what to do re the software.


*****me***** Report 13 Mar 2004 23:37

i have emailed carol again,was making the mistake of putting an "E" onto carol. thanks for your email russel,have emailed you back. chris.


Jenny Report 13 Mar 2004 23:58

I've just volunteered. Carol will have loadsof emails thanks to this post. Hopefully we should have the whole country fully transcribed in no time at this rate. Jen


Michelle Report 14 Mar 2004 00:44

Just joined the army of volunteers ! Michelle


Unknown Report 14 Mar 2004 11:25

Looks like they are going to busy sending CDs out! More the merrier and soon enough we will all see lots of areas on the site. I have sent Carol all the emails that were sent to me and I'm sure she will be in touch soon. I had to space the letters out and put AT because the email wont come up right on here. You need to remove the spaces and put @ in the address, I dont mind sending it on if you do get a problem. Good luck everyone