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Volunteers Needed for FreeCen!!! (update)

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susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 20 Mar 2004 19:02

jo everything is fine my end now. just waiting for the cd!!! mind you looking at the sscens they seem a bit complicated:(((

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 20 Mar 2004 20:12

thanx maz i feel a little bit better now lol my lady is bernadette she lives in new zealand she sounds lovely susie


Rick Report 21 Mar 2004 15:36

Hi ! Just to say I emailed Carol yesterday to join in. Rick.


*****me***** Report 21 Mar 2004 19:25

good for you rick, i'm still waiting for my c.d. hope it arrives soon!! chris.


Lucky Report 21 Mar 2004 21:58

I've signed up for Essex 1861. I also am a bit worried about the software, but if I get stuck will be asking lots of questions!!!


Unknown Report 21 Mar 2004 23:23

I think its great everyone trying to help and I'm sure we will all help each other if we get stuck. Dont think there will be any problems there! And how brilliant will it be to see it all for free? When I first got my CD and looked at the forms I thought "oh my God" but when I sat and looked it is just putting the info you see (if you can see it!) on the form. A few codes you need for certain things but I think once you have sorted your first parts out it is just typing it out. I spent hours on doing my first 6 pages before I sent them in, checking it all. But it all does get checked and doubled checked and I was told not to worry about spelling etc. Carol my co-ordinator is very helpful and I'm sure the others will be too. Good luck. Best wishes, Jox


Foxyfeline Report 23 Mar 2004 09:38

Hi all I read this thread with interest because I have always wanted to do some transcribing, but thought you had to have a microfiche reader. After reading all your comments, I realised that you can do the 1861 from CD. So, I looked to see just which counties were involved in the 1861 project, and low and behold, my old home town Melton Mowbray was there, with no one allocated. Needless to say, I contacted the co-ordinator for Leicestershire, and guess what, I am doing Melton Mowbray!!! Just waiting now for her to get back to me, and ofcourse for the CD to come. I have never done anything like this before, so it will be a new experience. However, after reading all your messages, and offers of support, I am not worried. If I come to grief, I'll just yell for help from you guys!!!!!! Thanks everyone Lisa

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 23 Mar 2004 11:41

Well done all you volunteers,and if i can do it and make only some mistakes you all can. I must admit when I first saw the info I thought oh my goodnes I can't do this but Carol is brilliant at explaing as I hope the other co-ordinators are. Keep up the good work Ann,Doing 1861 for part of Darlington


~Von~ Report 23 Mar 2004 12:11

Hi all, After reading Carol's plea for help I volunteered the same day and received my CD last Friday. I've completed ten pages, sent it to my co-ordinator for checking and have been given the go-ahead to carry on. If you have time in between transcribing then the UK Census Help Mailing List is very interesting to read and there are lots of queries and answers on there to help if you get stuck. You discover that nearly everyone has a problem of some sort - you are not alone!! I've also found the IGI useful using the Batch Numbers to help in deciphering names and the Genuki site for towns and villages. This is my first attempt at transcribing and after the initial set-up, when I had to call on hubby's computer knowledge because I'm a technophobe, I've found it easy to enter the info. Good luck to everyone involved with this worthwhile project. Yvonne


Rick Report 23 Mar 2004 23:17

Ok Karen, Just to keep it nudged up - I'm now doing Tamar, Devon 1861 once my CD arrives. Rick.


Unknown Report 24 Mar 2004 00:05

I copied all the replies the other day for Carol to see and she said she was and all the other co-ordinators were so pleased by the response, I think I did post that earlier, haven't checked so....excuse me if I'm wrong! Have had a few problems that needed sorting out so havent been as attentive as I would normally but its "soo" good to see all the replies and I'm sure we will all work together and we will reap the rewards when we see more transcriptions on the site. Originally I had told Carol that I was sure she would get some help from a post on here and we were all really like a big "family" and do you know I'm sat with tears in my eyes writting this! I think we've done proud and lets hope it all goes well and I'm sure we can all help each other out if and when we get stuck. Good luck amd Best of Wishes, Jo


Unknown Report 24 Mar 2004 00:19

wanna share a hanky Karen? Feel like I'm sat with my mates looking at this screen, silly really isnt it? Just sent you an email a little while ago anyway. Big sniff! Best wishes, Jo


~Von~ Report 25 Mar 2004 11:33

Hi Karen, It was me!! My co-ordinator suggested that I transcribed about 10 pages, emailed them to him so that he could see I wasn't making any stupid mistakes. The only one I'd made was to duplicate the schedule number when the household was split onto 2 pages, so make sure you don't do that. Otherwise it seemed to be okay and he said to carry on. Perhaps you should contact your co-ordinator again and ask them whether they want to do an intial check or if you're to complete the disc. Must admit I'm enjoying doing it and feel I'm gaining a lot of knowledge about the lives of our ancestors and the area at that time, hope all of you do too. Yvonne

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 25 Mar 2004 19:19

Karen I did a few pages then sent them to Carol then another maybe 5-6 then sent them and she said to carry on but if I wanted to keep sending them that was ok I have done 28 pages but will carry on now until i am finished --doe that help? Ann,Darlington

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 25 Mar 2004 20:16

im still waiting for my disc to was sent saturday, how long does it normally take if i need help will you all promise to help me..pleease susie

Ann L from Darlo

Ann L from Darlo Report 25 Mar 2004 20:22

Mazz How do you do that --splitting the screen? Ann


*****me***** Report 25 Mar 2004 20:27

me too susie, i sent for mine over a week ago,and i'm still waiting!!hope it comes soon,i'm dying to see what you have to do and i want to get going!! chris.

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 25 Mar 2004 21:10

christine i just hope that its as easy as everyone is im getting confused just looking at the info on it susie


*****me***** Report 25 Mar 2004 21:27

don't worry susie,we'll all help each other!


Jenny Report 25 Mar 2004 22:30

I've got my CD and am now doing Worcester 1861. Must admit the first time I looked at it I thought Oh Lord what have I let myself in for but now I've got into it, it's getting much easier to do and I'm really enjoying it. Thanks to Jo for starting this thread. Well done. By the way I've been subscribed to the Census helpers list and thats really useful if your coordinators not about. Speak to you all soon Jen x (Page 20 and going strong)