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

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Unknown

Unknown Report 17 Jan 2005 21:25

Just so some of you reading this will know that work is still on going This is just from this area, Carol Barber is the Co-Ordinator We have 24 pieces uploaded for 1891 Yorkshire, 1 for 1871 Yorkshire (Ardsley Barnsley area) and 4 for 1891 Durham. There are 20 pieces being checked and a further 18 to be allocated for checking. There are 24 pieces awaiting validation and I can assure you I am doing as much as I can each night to get more on the net. Jo

Unknown

Unknown Report 17 Jan 2005 21:05

It is so sad you feel disheartend Susie, it really isn't a waste of time. Have you given your work back? I can try and find out what is happening for Gloucestershire, I will try and help. Mary was your work in Kent? RG12/0710 is being validated at the moment. There was major problems in Kent but that has been resolved now. Let me know what area and I will try and help. Jo

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

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 17 Jan 2005 20:51

Sorry to hear you've given up Susie. Apparently they're short of people to check the work the transcribers have done. Perhaps you could volunteer for that! ;-) Jeanette x

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 17 Jan 2005 20:15

mary i totally agree with you i have now become that disheartened that i have given up completely. i have spent numerous hours transcribing gloucestershire but it seems that it is a waste of time susie

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 17 Jan 2005 20:14

mary i totally agree with you i have now become that disheartened that i have given up completely. i have spent numerous hours transcribing gloucestershire but it seems that it is a waste of time susie

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 17 Jan 2005 20:12

mary i totally agree with you i have now become that disheartened that i have given up completely. i have spent numerous hours transcribing gloucestershire but it seems that it is a waste of time susie

Unknown

Unknown Report 17 Jan 2005 19:28

Each piece that is sent to freecen is checked twice. They do need people to do checks. If you think how long it takes to transcribe then it is the same to check. Then needs uploading to the site. Please remember it is still quite new and all done by volunteers, just like you. Freebmd work is uploaded to the site, and then checked. You can see what has been checked by the colour coding. Freecen is checked before it goes on site. Mary your work will be very much appreciated by many people. What area were you doing? Jo :)

Unknown

Unknown Report 17 Jan 2005 18:44

Changed back the title Jeanette. Still check on it and freecen, just incase! Good luck everyone. Jo

quite contrary mary

quite contrary mary Report 17 Jan 2005 12:31

I don't have any problem with having my work checked - however, it shouldn't take 18 months (to date)! If there's that much of a checking backlog what chance do the rest of you stand? Because of local co-ordinator problems in June 2003 I actually sent one set of the fiches and a transcription disk to the FreeCen cordinator so that he could re-assign. Of the two that I did, one had over 8000 entries and the other over 5000. When I transcribed for FreeBMD (over 6000 entries) the work was regularly updated so that the information appeared on screen very soon. FreeCen should publish all of the outstanding submissions with the proviso that the work is unchecked and may be subject to revision later on. It is a very worthwhile project, but I'm very disappointed that my work has gone into a black hole. Regards, Mary

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

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 17 Jan 2005 11:51

That's a shame Mary. I do believe they have to go through rigorous checks first. Perhaps they need more poeple to help with the checking procedure. Or maybe the people who were coordinating those areas have had to give up for personal reasons. Jeanette x

quite contrary mary

quite contrary mary Report 17 Jan 2005 11:28

Well, I transcribed two whole pieces (Derbyshire & Kent), submitted them in 2003 and they still haven't appeared on line! I've sent several messages and nothing's happened so I've given up on the whole thing. It's a bit demoralising after all those hours of work........ Mary

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

}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 17 Jan 2005 09:35

Here's the help thread Jeanette x

Unknown

Unknown Report 25 Aug 2004 12:16

Anyone want to take over this thread? I'm off but if I delete the title it will take all the help others have given. Don't want to do that. Hope you all can keep up the good work with freecen and may be freereg? Who ever still has my email you are more than welcome to be in touch. Very Best wishes, Jo

Jan

Jan Report 22 Aug 2004 00:08

I'm toddling along slowly with Tyne Dock - another visit to the library might finish the fiche I'm working on! It really is slow - having to transcribe them by hand and type them up is a nightmare - must be poor eyesight and advancing years (my excuse anyway!) Thanks for the offer Jo - not sure what you could do even if you were here and not up north!

Unknown

Unknown Report 21 Aug 2004 23:01

For Jan. Just shout if you are stuck! Jo

Unknown

Unknown Report 19 Jul 2004 21:15

Just incase it's lost ! Hope you are well, best wishes, jo

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 26 Jun 2004 00:09

LOL Rick. Let us know what his advice is. I think we all need some therapy! Jeanette

Rick

Rick Report 26 Jun 2004 00:04

Jeanette & Jo - unfortunately I understood every word you said. Booking the appointment with the therapist first thing in the morning. Rick.

Jan

Jan Report 25 Jun 2004 23:07

I did some ships today at the library - some beautiful handwriting but....so hard to read!! Especially in Spanish, Danish, Russian etc. Forgot to put page numbers on last lot I sent to Carol so thought I'd better find them - guess what? Found a page I'd missed, one on the extreme right of the fiche! Oops!!

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 25 Jun 2004 22:53

It's like our own secret code! lol. At least we know what we're on about. Jeanette:-)